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Old 02-15-2013, 07:13 AM
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To all you ski and snowboard hounds out there

I discovered a cool app. It definitely makes the trip to the mountains a bit more interesting.

Tried it for the first time yesterday after only 4 hours of sleep (I had to work the night before until 0200). I think I did pretty well considering:
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:15 AM
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If it's a repost, sorry.

Haven't been here in a while. Lots of new faces, I see....



BTW, the name of the app is "Ski Tracks". There are two versions, a free one and one that costs .99. I got the latter one because it offers more (i.e. you can store infinite amount of runs, iirc).

I noticed that it does use a bit more battery power, probably because it keeps monitoring your progress up on the slopes.

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very cool app. Lots of kids on the ski and board team have it.

My son was trying to break 70. Hit 69.8.

I was impressed.... that is damn fast on 'not downhill' skis.

(He races, lest you think it overly reckless)
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:28 AM
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very cool app. Lots of kids on the ski and board team have it.

My son was trying to break 70. Hit 69.8.

I was impressed.... that is damn fast on 'not downhill' skis.

(He races, lest you think it overly reckless)
Yeah, that max speed I posted isn't that impressive. I only had four hours of sleep and was pretty much putzing around the mountain the whole time.

I need to use longer (i.e. more stable) sticks if I'm to go any faster comfortably....
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I love tracking while on the hills. You really don't feel like you're going that fast, either (although I might pee a bit if I hit 70!). But you don't need a dedicated ski app, I usually end up using one of those runner apps, but I always look for one that has elevation control. I'll have to look for this one, though.
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I love tracking while on the hills. You really don't feel like you're going that fast, either (although I might pee a bit if I hit 70!). But you don't need a dedicated ski app, I usually end up using one of those runner apps, but I always look for one that has elevation control. I'll have to look for this one, though.
Yeah, I suppose most of these apps operate the same way, although this is my first "tracking" app.

Nice sig pic. Bonneville ??
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Most large resorts have the own apps and some of them are really great. I was in JH last year and Whistler last month and both resorts have excellent apps. They give you weather info, grooming reports, and track all of your runs.
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Yeah, I suppose most of these apps operate the same way, although this is my first "tracking" app.

Nice sig pic. Bonneville ??

Yup, that big flat spot that sits right in between us
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