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post #31 of 48
Hey wow you can attach PNG files! I forget who said it, but he pegged it a boil in a cow pasture. Too bad most of the blue got overwritten with green
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post #32 of 48
I got bored seeing how fast I could go; how fast can you go at Blue Mountain:? Instead I decided to see how far I could ski (upper part of pic). There was snow on the road, so I crossed it too.
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post #33 of 48
I'm glad that you take precautions => radios + spotters to insure no one gets clocked but your statement:

Some speeds of 50mph plus were taken standing up doing Super Gish turns, but normal 35-45 was what we found to be skiing fast but in control on slopes with people on it.

leaves me concerned about those able to ski "in control" at 35-45 mph. 35-45 mph is 51 - 66 feet / second. A downhill "beginner" making an unexpected turn across your path leaves very little time to react before reaching them.

I have seen many "35-45 mph" skiers on crowded slopes, sometimes resulting in nasty collisions. A few years back a young girl was killed at Killington, when she came front behind a lift tower in front of an approaching skier going an estimated 40+. He also died in the collision.

I love to ski fast - very fast also, but do so only when I have a clear path = no skiers in front of me - usually on first runs in the morning.

Ski fast, but please take care - Falcon.
post #34 of 48
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by falcon_o View Post
I'm glad that you take precautions => radios + spotters to insure no one gets clocked but your statement:

Some speeds of 50mph plus were taken standing up doing Super Gish turns, but normal 35-45 was what we found to be skiing fast but in control on slopes with people on it.

leaves me concerned about those able to ski "in control" at 35-45 mph. 35-45 mph is 51 - 66 feet / second. A downhill "beginner" making an unexpected turn across your path leaves very little time to react before reaching them.

I have seen many "35-45 mph" skiers on crowded slopes, sometimes resulting in nasty collisions. A few years back a young girl was killed at Killington, when she came front behind a lift tower in front of an approaching skier going an estimated 40+. He also died in the collision.

I love to ski fast - very fast also, but do so only when I have a clear path = no skiers in front of me - usually on first runs in the morning.

Ski fast, but please take care - Falcon.
at snowbird everything is alot more wide open than anything back east. Also at snowbird we dont have beginner terrain. 1st Nowhere on the mountain can a true beginner can get down. second in may most people on the hill are very much experts. 3. the runs we are on were at least 29 degree in pitch steeper than OL at killington beginner dont ski this sort of stuff.
post #35 of 48
Quick Internet search reveals Outer Limits to have 28.5 degree pitch and Great Scott at Snowbird to be 46.5. The run you were on was 29 degrees steeper than OL?
post #36 of 48
Thread Starter 
bad grammar they were all 29 degrees and steeper. Emma was borderline(its a green but its pitched at 28.5 degrees)
post #37 of 48
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Originally Posted by moguljunkie View Post
Quick Internet search reveals Outer Limits to have 28.5 degree pitch

Sustained for, like, 20 vert. feet.

EC blows.
post #38 of 48
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
Sustained for, like, 20 vert. feet.

EC blows.
Yeah, but it's closer to 1000 vert. I think. Same steepness as Big Emma and almost as long. Big deal.
post #39 of 48
It's likely steeper than BM.
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post #40 of 48
or Talisman
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post #41 of 48
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Originally Posted by moguljunkie View Post
Quick Internet search reveals Outer Limits to have 28.5 degree pitch and Great Scott at Snowbird to be 46.5. The run you were on was 29 degrees steeper than OL?
Great Scott is 46.5 degrees?

Is that for the first four vertical feet at the entrance? :

Sorry, but there's just no way I believe it's that steep. Back when I used to ski Snowbird a lot, there were many places around the mountain where I used my inclinometer to see what the actual pitch was. Great Scott never even qualified as a place I felt needed to be checked.
post #42 of 48

i guess i'm lucky...

because for me 35 feels like 70.
post #43 of 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by falcon_o View Post
I'm glad that you take precautions => radios + spotters to insure no one gets clocked but your statement:

Some speeds of 50mph plus were taken standing up doing Super Gish turns, but normal 35-45 was what we found to be skiing fast but in control on slopes with people on it.

leaves me concerned about those able to ski "in control" at 35-45 mph. 35-45 mph is 51 - 66 feet / second. A downhill "beginner" making an unexpected turn across your path leaves very little time to react before reaching them.

I have seen many "35-45 mph" skiers on crowded slopes, sometimes resulting in nasty collisions. A few years back a young girl was killed at Killington, when she came front behind a lift tower in front of an approaching skier going an estimated 40+. He also died in the collision.

I love to ski fast - very fast also, but do so only when I have a clear path = no skiers in front of me - usually on first runs in the morning.

Ski fast, but please take care - Falcon.
Radios? Spotters?
Sorry, the only thing I did different on the days I collected that data was slip a GPS in my pocket. That's how I normally ski.
post #44 of 48
I just discovered you can upload pics and png files at photobucket.com. The pngs are bigger. Now even you old folks can see them so I'm reposting.
How fast on a little "boil in a cowpasture" eastern hill. (edit: only horizontal speed is available, it ignores any movement in the vertical plane, so recorded speed is higher just after the steep section and speeds on the steep section are faster than shown)



How far can you ski (any time I got speed up I tried to see how far I could get)?


and finally how sadly lacking in steep terrain we are in southern Ontario Canada...
post #45 of 48
Hey Ghost - it looks like you have some S..L..O..W..
lifts there...
post #46 of 48
Yes, and they stop often. The ones at Blue Mountain were better, especially the northernmost ones where the "expert only": terrain was.
post #47 of 48
ok lets end this safety thing once and for all. if this guy can do anything above 40 on twintips something tells me he can hold his own.....the radios and spotters lead me to believe that he put a hell of alot more thought into this than anyone in a park on twin tips.
post #48 of 48
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Originally Posted by rtopforever View Post
ok lets end this safety thing once and for all. if this guy can do anything above 40 on twintips something tells me he can hold his own.....the radios and spotters lead me to believe that he put a hell of alot more thought into this than anyone in a park on twin tips.
thanks for the kind words this thread needs a bump hopefully mojo will read it.

This year I am shooting for 75mph and have longer sticks to do it as well.
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