boarditup Posted June 30, 2008 Share Posted June 30, 2008 So distance=speed X time.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â From the beginning, we had AirGuides with tubes measuring speed.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Not real accurate.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â So, math being better, we used the equasion.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Now, we have very accurate ways to measure speed several times a second.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â So, my discussion question is this.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Should the rules be written to ignore time since we can precisely control the other two.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Meaning, the course is known distance.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The new SG and ZO can control speed within a very narrow range.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Should we embrace the new tech and throw out the stopwatch?This question is the result of reading about the complaints about the "feel" of PP 6.5, PP SG, versus ZO.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â At my level of skiing - 15-off - I cannot feel the difference, so I do not have a dog in the fight.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â However, what should the goal be - "good times" that shows the average over the course and ignores the slight fluctuations (and allows for a softer feel) or constant speed regardless of the skier's actions (that may result in a harder feel)?Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â My read of the original rules was that the constant speed was the original goal.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The use of times simply allowed for a more precise measurement due to the math.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Do we want to go there? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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