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there's just a level of money from most of the parent's that is absolutely crazy!!!
If there is merit to the argument of keeping the wax at snow temperature, then perhaps the mountains hosting the races could be proactive and fence off an area with signage for the racers to store their skis.
I know that the myth about ice skates melting ice has been debunked. If ice skate blades don't melt anything, it's hard for me to believe that skis do.wouldn't it actually be a slight benefit if the base of the skis were in fact 1/10th of a degree warmer than the snow surface to slightly enhance the melt necessary for decreased friction (i.e. movement)?
I know that the myth about ice skates melting ice has been debunked. If ice skate blades don't melt anything, it's hard for me to believe that skis do.
Has it been debunked? Seems to me movement must generate heat along the surface (snow or ice) boundary. Physics was my worst of the science disciplines, but I do recall movement creates heat in thermodynamics.
racer kids are the worst. seeing them try to cut the line at burke last week and getting forcefully denied by the lifty was sweet.
Guys, seriously, it's a myth. The pressure created by an ice skater is ten times less than is required to melt the ice.
Think about it. If every ski was melting the snow, we would see a sheet of blue ice on every trail by the end of the day.
I think some young kids in general seem to have entitlement problems. Last week at Sugarbush I saw a few kids going into the "Ski School Only" line without an instructor. One kid seemed to think it wasn't right but another in the group said "we'll just say we got separated from our group".
I'm not talking about pressure, I'm saying that I think some near microscopic melt must be occurring at the boundary of snow/skis that aids in sliding. The "melt" would be an imperceptible level, not a river of water behind you.