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    Quote Originally Posted by Madroch View Post
    If he was really doing 60-- he better be... a simple cross of a tip brings an instant trip into the woods or a tower gun--sayanora amigo.
    I doubt he was doing 60, especially in soft snow. I've straightlined Gunbarrel and probably didn't break 40.

    2009-2010:
    Killington: 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 12/6, 12/10, 12/12, 12/13, 12/22, 12/23, 1/1, 1/2, 1/9, 1/10, 1/23, 1/24 (15)

    Ski Sundown: 12/18, 12/19, 12/20, 12/24, 12/30, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/11 - 1/22, 1/26-1/30 (27)
    EH XC: 12/21 (1)
    WNY XC/NELSAP BC: 12/29 (1)

    Total: 44

  2. #92
    Quote Originally Posted by Madroch View Post
    If he was really doing 60-- he better be... a simple cross of a tip brings an instant trip into the woods or a tower gun--sayanora amigo.
    the same can be said about many skiing activities (bumps, terrain park, glades)....should SP ban all those?

  3. #93
    60 in mush would be a real feat...

  4. #94
    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicSkier via PASR
    Doug talked for 45 minutes with Dennis Krell. We're meeting with him and the head of patrol this weekend. Apparently Dennis was appalled to hear how we're being treated.

    Doug's pass did work
    http://www.paskiandride.com/forums/i...dpost&p=230351


    Seems promising

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    Quote Originally Posted by danny p View Post
    the same can be said about many skiing activities (bumps, terrain park, glades)....should SP ban all those?
    Its not a question of "should" from my end, but do they have legitimate right to do so if they so please... absolutely yes. Back in my youth, SP flattened or bambooed every little bump to keep air to a minimum. Times have changed, and the levels of risk deemed acceptable have grown dramatically. Not sure how with liability factors, but they have. Still, bouondries must be drawn, 60 mph would not appear to be an unreasonable one from my end.

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    And to follow up-- doing 60 increases the risk to others exponentially more than skiing glades, and probably a good bit more than skiing the parks and bumps. One thing to be a danger to yourself, another to be a danger to others.

  7. #97
    Quote Originally Posted by Madroch View Post
    If he was really doing 60-- he better be... a simple cross of a tip brings an instant trip into the woods or a tower gun--sayanora amigo.
    60+ mph is actually rather hard to achieve without an aerodynamic tuck and low drag clothing. I know what 60 feels like (radar speed trap race) and I know that I don't often hit those speeds unless conditions are perfect for it. Note: I like to ski fast.

    Unless GSS is virtually straight lining these trails, I highly doubt he is actually hitting 60+ mph.

    In my estimation my typical "fast carving" is likely closer to 40-45 mph.

    On a low pitch Green trail getting over 30 mph is hard.

  8. #98
    Quote Originally Posted by mondeo View Post
    I doubt he was doing 60, especially in soft snow. I've straightlined Gunbarrel and probably didn't break 40.
    Maybe it's KPH? Those folks in PA are pretty worldly! (ok, I was born and raised there)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madroch View Post
    Its not a question of "should" from my end, but do they have legitimate right to do so if they so please... absolutely yes. Back in my youth, SP flattened or bambooed every little bump to keep air to a minimum. Times have changed, and the levels of risk deemed acceptable have grown dramatically. Not sure how with liability factors, but they have. Still, bouondries must be drawn, 60 mph would not appear to be an unreasonable one from my end.
    Ski/binding/boot technology has also come a long way allowing catching air and higher speeds to be safer (edit: assuming you know how to keep under control).
    That said, slowing down from 60 mph takes a lot of room no matter what you are wearing on your feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by from_the_NEK View Post
    In my estimation my typical "fast carving" is likely closer to 40-45 mph.
    Based on my completely scientific comparison of wind noise when I'm going fast on skis and on a bike, I was figuring 40 mph is around the speed I top out at. There's a possibility I've hit 50 once or twice, but I kinda doubt it.

    Baggy ski clothing is draggy as hell. Definitely feel the aerodynamic drag more on skis than a bike.
    2009-2010:
    Killington: 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 12/6, 12/10, 12/12, 12/13, 12/22, 12/23, 1/1, 1/2, 1/9, 1/10, 1/23, 1/24 (15)

    Ski Sundown: 12/18, 12/19, 12/20, 12/24, 12/30, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/11 - 1/22, 1/26-1/30 (27)
    EH XC: 12/21 (1)
    WNY XC/NELSAP BC: 12/29 (1)

    Total: 44

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