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# Ski Technique II

So if we were skiing craters on the moon, do we need to get light between turns or will the weaker forces of gravity offset any need and we can just stay heavy?

Ok....go

Thanks

Pete

Let me challenge the presumption that you need to "get light" in the first place. If by "getting light" you are talking about an up-unweighting move, you can make an effective turn without that right here on earth. Retraction turns.

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Originally Posted by peterk123

So if we were skiing craters on the moon, do we need to get light between turns or will the weaker forces of gravity offset any need and we can just stay heavy?

Ok....go

Thanks

Pete

Well Neil Armstrong certainly had a lot longer light phase when he walked on the moon...

This is not entirely useless as a question, despite funny. If we assume there is a way to drag you down the slope without any vertical force vector (let's say there is a rope dragging you exactly parallel to the slope), we can work on the conversation about how you can only work with centrifugals. (Or just say there is a minimal vertical aspect too, but much much less than your normal earth weight)

Lets say our skis were jet-driven.

This is getting better and better. Btw, a rope dragging you downstream won't be the same as jet-propelled skis, because the first option constantly pulls you down the fall line whereas the second one is a push along the ski axis i.e. tangential to the arcs. This is fun.

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Originally Posted by Phaethon

This is getting better and better. Btw, a rope dragging you downstream won't be the same as jet-propelled skis, because the first option constantly pulls you down the fall line whereas the second one is a push along the ski axis i.e. tangential to the arcs. This is fun.

And lets not forget that there is no air friction on the moon :-)

Guys, I think we've hit a gold mine...

Oh boy, it is gaining momentum...  You guys are killing me.  I posted a legit question about the Ski Vision structuring tool and I got nothin.  I post about skiing on the moon and well...

Good to see we at least we haven't lost our sense of humor.

Pete
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