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  1. #26
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    I'm calling BS on air-resistance being powerful enough (in the 80 mph range) to crash a skier if it gets under their ski tip.

    And roo, your Alpe d'Heuvos speeds don't count because those are European miles per hour.
    vapor lock - bitch.

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    Originally posted by dipstik
    I could be wrong here.
    A little judicious editing can work wonders.

    A low-pro tip might make the difference between 80 and 80.05mph, not prevent an iminent Donald Campbell moment.
    Last edited by bad_roo; 03-28-2004 at 02:06 PM.

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    I routinely hit 140 mph on my kid's skateboard on my driveway, and it's not even paved.

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    Originally posted by dipstik
    huh?
    If you want the true science, I suggest you go here.

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    holy shit dudes...i was just looking to see how fast i was going, that's pretty much it. Now i know i can go faster than what i did before.

    Believe me...if i want to go faster, i will.
    you sketchy character, you

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    Originally posted by bad_roo
    If you want the true science, I suggest you go here.
    Finally, someone else who gets it.

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    I'm ripping on you because your logic is that of a simpleton. That's all.

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    Originally posted by bad_roo
    If you want the true science, I suggest you go here.
    That made me ROFL.

    Hey Endless: What were some of last year's "Radar Day" speeds?
    vapor lock - bitch.

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    Originally posted by dipstik
    How so? Do explain my enlightened friend!
    I could but it's way more entertaining for all of us to watch you wallowing in your fetid pit of ignorance.

    What makes you think 65mph is v max for a pair of mid fats? What happens when you hit 65mph? You just defy the laws of physics and stop accelerating? From what place did you pluck that number from? Do I have to wear a GS suit to get in?

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    Last year Spats and I hit mid 70's. Spats on Beast 92's and me on fag-boy blue noodles in fog and sloppy, half bumped up conditions. Can't remember which run...it was foggy and I was thinking about getting drunk afterwards.
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    Well, I for one believe in Altachic.

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    anyone know the accuracy of a GPS position wise? I would assume that to calculate speed a GPS would simply use time and distance. Time would more then likely be accurate but has anyone ever attempted to take multiple fixes on your location from the same spot? Back when I was learning how to navigate on boats one of the instructors told us that GPS was awesome in the open water, however due to the US government adding an anomoly to the GPS code/satellite system to prevent everyone save the military from having a laser accurate GPS(thus in his words preventing a foreign power from droping a bomb straight down the white house chimney) His comment was that in city terms regular GPS was accurate to within a city block(this was in 1999) for sailing in open water this is perfectly acceptable, but when navigating narrow chanels or in other places where accuracy was PARAMOUNT he said to use other methods such as Dead Reconing or Loran or buy a differential GPS recever that is more accurate then regular GPS but takes longer to aquire a fix

    MY POINT BEING..........

    If the GPS gives a fix every X number of seconds but the fix is off by several feet either way you won't truly have an accurate measure of speed. I bet Altachick COULD go 80 mph on G4's but she could also have been going 90 or 70 depending on the anomoly in the GPS signal. I think a radar gun would be a whole lot more accurate then a GPS

    This argument is null and void if there is no anomoly in the GPS signal anymore
    For sure, you have to be lost to find a place that can't be found, elseways everyone would know where it was

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    Originally posted by bad_roo
    Do I have to wear a GS suit to get in?
    It'd be irresponsible not to.

    Oh, and if you try to beat 65mph without a low-profile tip, your toenails turn black.

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    I don't know what happens when other people hit 65 mph on skis, but I have a good idea what would happen if I did it, and it involves a change of underwear.

    edit: I count five utards on the board on a Sunday afternoon (including phUnk, who like me is both cool and invisible). Didn't it just snow there?
    Last edited by iceman; 03-28-2004 at 02:36 PM.

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    Thumbs up

    Originally posted by iceman
    I don't know what happens when other people hit 65 mph on skis, but I have a good idea what would happen if I did it, and it involves a change of underwear.
    You're so money and you don't even know it.


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    Originally posted by dipstik
    Just a guess buddy, no need to flip out. What would you guess? 68? 70? 75? If you and Ice are so smart, how come I don't see you offering up your thoughts on the subject?

    Do you think it's possible to hit 70mph on a pair of midfats? Hmmm? Do you? Why or why not? Let's hear it smartypants.
    I don't know about midfats but both Lumpy and Spats have clocked 70mph on skis with 90mm+ waists. I've clocked well over 70mph on a pair of Motherships and Brownmonkey has done likewise on a pair of AK Enemies. Why do you choose not to believe and instead rely on some dumb heuristic reasoning?

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    I stirred up this same shit storm earlier this year by using a gps and posting speeds. I'll stand by it, if you put it in a car and watch the speedom. it matches number for number, speeding up slowing down, whatever.
    And yeah ice, it snowed, and it was niiiiice this am, got real heavy, real quick. And once it got tracked it wasn't much fun.

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    Originally posted by dipstik
    Let's hear it smartypants.
    Oooh, I think roo just got bitchslapped.

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    Originally posted by flykdog
    I stirred up this same shit storm earlier this year by using a gps and posting speeds.
    Yeah, but dude. 450mph? C'mon.

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    Originally posted by iceman
    Oooh, I think roo just got bitchslapped.
    Hey! I'm the only bitch allowed to slap Roo!
    Monty Python's version of the cougar phenomenon:
    "This is a frightened city. Over these houses, over these streets hangs a pall of fear. Fear of a new kind of violence which is terrorizing the city. Yes, gangs of old ladies attacking defenseless, fit young men".

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    Originally posted by flykdog
    I'll stand by it, if you put it in a car and watch the speedom.
    if you stand by it, how can you watch the numbers in the car?

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    Originally posted by Mrs Roo
    Hey! I'm the only bitch allowed to slap Roo!
    Do you have two computers in the house or are you taking turns?

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    Originally posted by bad_roo
    Yeah, but dude. 450mph? C'mon.
    What? It's not like he stuck his head out the sunroof going that fast...

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    Originally posted by phUnk
    What? It's not like he stuck his head out the sunroof going that fast...
    My dog did that once. Alas poor Rover, we hardly knew ye.

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    Originally posted by Odin
    if you stand by it, how can you watch the numbers in the car?
    You don't want to be standing with your head sticking out of the moonroof at those speeds. Lordy, no.

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