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Originally Posted by taichiskiing

Too much G-load on carving--too much work
Hey TCS, if you and I were to ski the same exact line, you flatboarding and I carving, who would experience the most G's? If flatboarding is faster than carving, as you say it is, shouldn't you have the bigger G load to deal with?

The faster one travels through a specific arc the greater the G load will be. It's just simple Physics Man!
post #122 of 123
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Originally Posted by Rick
Telerod, what's happening here is a higher grade of discussion than was occurring before. We repremanded TCS for his personally abusive posts (small minds, animal analogies, etc), and I now see him making a real effort to drop the name calling and engage in actual technical debate. I applaud him for his effort and intend to recognize it through the courtesy of a response. If we punish poor behavior, we must also reward good. Behavior modification 101.
I'm sorry, I posted without really reading the thread. I'm not really interested in TCS's threads, I hate getting drawn into these threads! It looked like it was getting a little more argumentative, less of a debate, but I guess it's OK.

I know it's a little old school, but I like to try to maintain some pressure on the tongue of my boots. I can't lean on them with free heel bindings or I will fall on my face! Many telemarkers aren't keeping their front ankle bent enough. The lead foot is in front of CM, so you can easily fall into bad habit of leaning on the back of front boot cuff.
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Originally Posted by Rick
Hey TCS, if you and I were to ski the same exact line, you flatboarding and I carving, who would experience the most G's? If flatboarding is faster than carving, as you say it is, shouldn't you have the bigger G load to deal with?
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Originally Posted by Rick
The faster one travels through a specific arc the greater the G load will be. It's just simple Physics Man!


Yes, and no; "if you and I were to ski the same exact line," we would probably experience the same "work." The relationship between angular acceleration A, the turn radius R, and "velocity" V is given by the equation A=V**2/R, that is, a higher "velocity," (a vector,) and a smaller turn radius produce a higher angular acceleration. As carved turn routinely makes smaller radius turns than flatboarding, carving has more angular acceleration thus more G load thus needs to be worked harder than flatboarding.


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