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How many G forces


ericlithner
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Yep. I'm not sure any truly careful measurements have been made, but 2 Gs is a number that has been produced by a variety of approximate measurements as well as by some semi-intelligent modelling that I did a long time ago.

 

So I'm pretty sure it's somewhere in that range for a "good" skier, say running -35 at 36. A bit more for a top level skier, and much, much less for a newcomer to course skiing.

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@Than_Bogan I would argue that a "good" skier might sand some of the acceleration spikes off the edges compared to someone just barely making the same pass. So I would find it believable that even lower skill levels see elevated G's during a run, just not intentionally or necessarily to make that particular pass.
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