Originally Posted by exracer
Actually, it's the other way around. People think they're going a lot faster than they actually are. When most people say they were going close to 50, it usually translates to a real speed of about 35. That video in post #4 was definitely below 35 mph.
Thank God, someone with a sense of perspective. I read the first couple of posts and was afraid noone was going to set them straight. I did 74 on a closed speed event course in a practiced and analyzed tuck, on 215cm SG skis, as soon as I stood up at the finish, I immediately dropped about 25 mph. It was like throwing out a parachute. No one, recreational skiing, not in a tuck, is going 65+, unless it's a maggot going off a cliff, but then with the air drag figured it, it would have to be a biiiiiig cliff.
Originally Posted by vail snopro
I have seen skiers go by me on Blue OX (a double diamond @ Vail) when its groomed, at better than 75 mph, and they were skidding sidewards
Hvae you taken your meds today? you're usually one of the sane ones.
reminds me of the time I was teaching a newbe how to ski(she was hot!). We were on a bunny slope, I was out of my skis walking next to her, she in a snowplow. She suddenly sat on her butt. I asked her why she bailed. "I was going so fast!!!". "But I was WALKING
next to you!!!!"