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biggrin.gif posted on 1-1-2015 at 08:37 AM
PEAK 2 on hardwater.


Riding glass on the 6m Peak 2. About 10kts of wind but grabbed a pair of skis with dull edges. So couldn't make the most of the power available. Still had fun cruising though.


[youtube]http://youtu.be/ntBN-JuwP0U[/youtube]




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[*] posted on 1-1-2015 at 08:39 AM


Ftfy....:D
 




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[*] posted on 1-1-2015 at 08:41 AM


HAHAHAH! How? HOW!!!

Nice work Cheezy. Thanks




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[*] posted on 1-1-2015 at 08:43 AM


Sweet !! I wanna be like you when I grow up Chris !!



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[*] posted on 1-1-2015 at 09:51 AM


Oh, yes. That’s exactly what I see skis do on good ice – even with a gentle pull. Someone said something about supremacy of 215 ski over 9” blade not too long ago ?. Well, pressure happens to be inversely proportional to the contact area and it is the pressure that cuts the ice. Even a 9” blade would do much better in these conditions and one can have a much better tool than a hockey skate.
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[*] posted on 1-1-2015 at 06:48 PM


"Better" is relative. Always someone trying to tell me my skis can't work on ice. :-)

This pic was the next day after I edged my skis. Somehow I don't see a 9" skate holding an edge at that angle with a 15m Chrono locked in.

A long shallow edge holds as well as a short deep edge but glide better under load. If you see a kiter on glass not holding and edge it means either the edges are dull, the ski's carve radius is to small or the skier isn't much of a skier and can't drive an edge on ice. Or a combination of all three.

If you grow up skiing in New England, you learn to drive an edge on ice. ;) With all the sweet pow we get.


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[*] posted on 1-1-2015 at 08:06 PM


sweet vid , love the blast off.

that chrono 15m wow !

real piece of heaven there on the ice !




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[*] posted on 1-2-2015 at 06:43 AM



I love Peaks:karate::karate::karate:
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[*] posted on 1-2-2015 at 05:24 PM


Must have tall bindings or a wide waist to get that much edge. I wanna see the helmet cam POV like that with some speed on.
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[*] posted on 1-2-2015 at 06:44 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Feyd  
"This pic was the next day after I edged my skis.



I think you're just laying down taking a break :rolleyes::P;)




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[*] posted on 1-2-2015 at 09:17 PM


Quote: Originally posted by B-Roc  
Quote: Originally posted by Feyd  
"This pic was the next day after I edged my skis.



I think you're just laying down taking a break :rolleyes::P;)


:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Yep, sitting a bit, taking a rest and eating a chocolate bar while holding the kite at the edge of the window:smilegrin:




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[*] posted on 1-3-2015 at 05:20 PM


Ok, you can't see my eyes so there's a slim chance I may have been asleep. And I won't deny that there was a substantial amount of chocolate on my person at the time. The hazards of holiday chocolate being so readily available. :o

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If I lose the edge laid out like this I slide downwind forever before I get bite back. Or that's what it feels like.




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[*] posted on 1-3-2015 at 05:47 PM


This guy slid forever after loosing an edge.....@1:15





And BTW....what a crappy kite!!


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[*] posted on 1-4-2015 at 02:10 PM


Quote: Originally posted by skimtwashington  
This guy slid forever after loosing an edge.....@1:15




Not so sure its fair to say he "skied down Everest."

Terrible music to accompany that video.

A+ for effort though.




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[*] posted on 1-4-2015 at 02:39 PM


He looks totally out of control, it looks like he is snow plowing, I did that when I was 4.



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[*] posted on 1-4-2015 at 06:20 PM


THAT WAS AWESOME!:o



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[*] posted on 1-5-2015 at 10:55 AM


wow! thankfully the line did not go around his neck once he lost it.





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[*] posted on 1-6-2015 at 02:03 PM


Sorry, the photo above escaped without the text.

Overhyped and mislabelled stunt. There is quite a difference between skiing Mt Everest and skiing down the slopes way below the summit. Just as there is a big difference in edging between the low temperature mirror ( such as 27 out of 44 days so far this season ) and the ice with any kind of unevenness, ripples or roughness. All these reduce the contact area as well as offer the edge something to lean against making holding the edge much easier though a powered up jibe with grace and control remains quite hard to do. When roughness of the ice make skis a better choice, it still requires much more effort to edge than with blades.

By the way, 9” ?. What 9” ?.

The photo should be here.
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[*] posted on 1-6-2015 at 03:49 PM


One of the guys we ride with uses a set up similar to that from time to time. They really do hold quite well but when they let lose the chance of recovery are slim.

I laugh every time I see him lose it. Looks like a fish skippin' across the ice.:D I've been meaning to get something like that together for myself for use on the light wind days where a ski edge isn't much of a benefit and being quick and agile is.





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[*] posted on 1-7-2015 at 09:07 AM


Never experienced anything of the sort. But the right amount of rocker is important.
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