Hoe steil is zo'n helling / piste nu eigenlijk?

  • AlexSki
    AlexSki op 11 December 2015 · 12:48
    Er komen soms topics voorbij over snelheden die mensen (denken te) halen op pistes met hun board of ski's.

    Minder vaak zijn er topics over steile hellingen die mensen (denken) geskied / geboard hebben en als ze er zijn worden hellingen vaak steiler ingeschat dan ze daadwerkelijk zijn.

    Laat staan dat men soms het onderscheid niet weet te maken tussen graden en procenten 😃

    Dit is een leuk artikel (filmpje) over inschatten van steilheid van hellingen.

    Basically however steep you think the incline you’re riding is, you’re probably wrong and its probably less. We have all had our suspicions when some big timer bellies up to the bar after a long day on the hill, bragging about the 50° incline they battled and how it felt near vertical, well it most likely wasn’t even close to 50° but it probably felt vertical.

    Expert resort runs average around 30° to 35° so Johnny Starter Jacket better cool his jets (there are exceptions to this generality and they are usually not sustained). The gold standard for steeps remains this time honored measure….if you can stand up vertically and touch the face of the hill with an outstretched hand you might be approaching +50°.

    Hope you learned something.

    UPDATE: Crap, op de verkeerde website gepost 😃


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