Originally Posted by Cirquerider
Highway Star...Got a picture of yourself skiing like that? It might help us understand better. I'm having trouble seeing it. Somehow, I envision something more like TCS flatboarding.
me, I ain't no racer boy(other then an occasional zip thru a nastar course)....but fast skiing?....had a cop buddy of mine bring his radar gun to obsession on sunday river bout 12 yrs back.....fastest observed speed of the day? Moi. 68 mph. My ski's? little wussy boy gaper ski's. 208 rossi 7gk's with look z's. Boots? tnt racing...the wussy ones with the lime green buckles. Typical ski groomers with the family gear. Now the cop buddy said the gun was more accurate on cars and we might have all been a tad faster and he didn't always get a reading so maybe someone actually broke 70.....but not by much. Nobody had downhill boards of course and the longest skis were one guy on salomon 1s power 8's (about 212's)but most of the group didn't hit 60 on the gun. True some of the guys had 200/205 slalom skis which held speeds down and we were all ski instructor's and a couple of race coaches. Gapers all I guess.
Now I'm just an old dude now back on the bunny hill (208 7g's would have me for breakfast at this point)but these "I ski 50 mph all day" comments or "you could hit 60" comments I see here on epic crack me up.....again TCS gets pounded but these comments slide by unchallenged....
IMHO in most cases it is bs. If over 50 mph done outside a race course it also usually gets your ticket pulled or worse.....
....this dude does 60...at pat's peak? On all mountain ski's under 205 cm? Video please?
Regarding ski length argument my first "short " ski was volkl carver ultra 191 with propulse equipes....the above mentioned group of buddies all laughed at me. Till I ski'd circles around them. I had to peel my "short skis suck" sticker off the subaru. My 178 p40's with mrr's are even better....and I expect the 2006 168 allstars waiting in the closet to be even better still..... granted I am stuck here on eastern frozen granular and have no use for mantras.....but the geometry of the 168 allstar seems to have been designed for the terrain I ski. I'll report the results.
I doubt they'll make my nose bleed like the 7gk's tho....those were just stupid....and I don't ski 60 anymore. But I did. Really. Once or twice.
and I love Deep Purple
the skis and the band......