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How slow do you ski?

post #1 of 28
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I clocked myself at 1mph last week on Blowhole, a double black up at Whistler. Beat that!
post #2 of 28
Not to be a lamer also but:
I've skied 1km/h
post #3 of 28
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Originally Posted by saq View Post
I clocked myself at 1mph last week on Blowhole, a double black up at Whistler. Beat that!
I've skied the Blowhole mister, let me tell you, you can't ski it that slow.

Hey is this a spoof on that other thread...
post #4 of 28
On many occasions i ski at below zero mph, particularly if the trail I'm trying to connect with branches off uphill from the one I'm currently merging with. This definitely requires a shoulder check before turning.
post #5 of 28
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity View Post
I've skied the Blowhole mister, let me tell you, you can't ski it that slow.
Ahhh, you got me there.
post #6 of 28
you can never move below zero mp/h. mp/h is a definition of speed no matter in what direction.
post #7 of 28
I've never had a speedometer, but I think when I get scared and side slip down the hill it's probably less than 1 mile per hour.

By the term "ski down the hill" did you mean to imply that the skis were pointing down the hill?
post #8 of 28
I'd like to know how you determined your slow speed. Before you respond let me tell you how inaccurate that method is. Also, were you using special slow wax? Slow suit? Are you even Austrian or pro level?!?!? Preposterous!
post #9 of 28
What about switch? Does that count as negative speeds!
post #10 of 28
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Originally Posted by GrooK View Post
you can never move below zero mp/h. mp/h is a definition of speed no matter in what direction.
Speed:?
Who said anything about speed? I'm talking about downhill velocity.
post #11 of 28
I'd just like to state that all of you super slow skiers are being very irresponsible! Don't you have any consideration for the other skiers on the slope? What happens when someone going normal gaper speed inadvertantly plows into one of you macho slowsters? Won't somebody think of the children??!!!!
post #12 of 28
I ski so slowly that I have to scrape the moss off of my bases.
post #13 of 28
Is it wrong/stupid to ski back up the hill? I get alot of funny looks when I do this.
post #14 of 28
Immediately after getting off the lift I stand perfectly still until the patrol takes me away in a sled at the end of the day.
post #15 of 28
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
Immediately after getting off the lift I stand perfectly still until the patrol takes me away in a sled at the end of the day.
See, now, that's a little more core than me.

I just sit in the middle of the run, at the top, and take forever to buckle in.
post #16 of 28
I ski at -35mph... When I'm on my SGSGSGLSLSGLSGLSG skis, with HyperUltra Silky Smooth Wax Supreme, I sometimes hit -372mph... sometimes.

Speed/velocity is a vector, which means that it has a direction and a magnitude.... If I assume uphill as the positive direction and I ski downhill, then the magnitude will be negative.
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
Immediately after getting off the lift I stand perfectly still until the patrol takes me away in a sled at the end of the day.


I laughed.

Great thread!
post #18 of 28
Does it still count as skiing when I take my skis off and walk the rest of the way down the hill. I go really slowly when I'm doing that.
post #19 of 28
Never slow enough.
post #20 of 28
Milk-out-nose funny!
post #21 of 28
Do I get negative speed credits for skiing on vintage skis?
post #22 of 28
I usually herringbone up the hill at about .5 mph, and when I get to the top I take the gondola back down... Anyone have any experience in negative speed skiing racing? Is side-stepping more efficient?

There have been many times that I've been rushing uphill directly up the fall-line, and people have screamed about how reckless I was. I was completely in control, and I've been herringboning for years.

Of course, once I was moving faster than .5 mph and I walked right into a fence at the top of the mountain, boy was I glad it was there!
post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by Aleph Null View Post
Anyone have any experience in negative speed skiing racing?
Yes. Just remember to put your helmet on backwards.
post #24 of 28
I had another person move my skis across the fall line for me on Jan. 18th and called it a day.
post #25 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
I'd just like to state that all of you super slow skiers are being very irresponsible! Don't you have any consideration for the other skiers on the slope? What happens when someone going normal gaper speed inadvertantly plows into one of you macho slowsters? Won't somebody think of the children??!!!!
Hey, tough, I like to live on the edge (literally), and nobody's gonna stop me! I can deal with the angry bystanders shaking their fists at me and the women and children pleading with me to speed up. Maybe that's what gets me high...the horrified looks of disbelief on peoples' faces as I plow by.
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by ts01 View Post
Yes. Just remember to put your helmet on backwards.
OMG -- I totally forgot to do that, no wonder I keep seeing all these people pissed at me!

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Hey, tough, I like to live on the edge (literally)
You win the pun of the day award, report to the main office to claim your cookie.
post #27 of 28
I ski way too slowly. I am definitely a gaper, goober or whatever else you call it. I learned when I was 45, and I tend to be too cautious. I do have cool ski wear, though. No fart bags. Love the gear. Wish I used it better!:
post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by GrooK View Post
Not to be a lamer also but:
I've skied 1km/h
Hi GrooK! I spent 2 1/2 weeks in Aalborg in November 1999. That town has the highest percentage of beautiful women I've ever been to and the list is long including Stockholm, Oslo, Prague, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Salzburg, Paris, Barcelona, and most large cities in the US. And the pub crawl on Virgin Ann Street....epic! Lucky dog!
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