Question: The pissing contest between WTFH and Loke seems to be personal . . . so why is it trotted out here for all the world to see? Or . . . mabe it's a show put on for our entertanment as well as theirs. I will certainly concur in this case with PhysicsMan, and it is entertaining and humorous, but even when AC has that other feature up and running, do we or do we not want a two-person show that everone else merely watches? Just asking, as I don't have an answer. I do agree that here, though, the "hijacking" has had a negative impact. Nothing personal, guys, just business.
On topic: The speed issue - it does appear that my original guesses about in-bounds skiing have some support. Another issue, though, is what is reasonable speed with other skiers on the slopes? My son is a pretty good skier, but he's more than irritated on "race day" when the racers seem to need to go very fast EVERYwhere while getting to the race course on generally used trails. His fear is that, even if they're in contol of themselves, another skier less skilled and out of control could help to cause a collision with one of those racers. Because of the high speed, the collision would cause all the more damage. It still appears to me that 40 mph on a hill with a lot of skiers is either the top or over the top - and 30 mph would be closer to resaonable top speed there.
[ September 03, 2002, 09:31 AM: Message edited by: oboe ]