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I think it's 24 laps.


Benjamin D. Bloom
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On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 8:29 AM, Greg Petrics <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I'm sure I could find it with a bit of searching, but I'm also sure that it
> would be much quicker to ask the list: Anyone know what the record vert
> logged is/was?
>
> Good luck to anyone competing!
>
> G
>
> On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 8:16 AM, Benjamin Bloom <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Logistics: The start is organized in a lineup.  Competitors get first
>> chairs up the hill. They remember what time you load your first chair and
>> can ski that much time after 4pm.  (ie, if you load at 9:03, you can get on
>> your last chair no later than 4:03.)  There is a separate line for
>> competitors.  At the head of this line, they have a scoreboard.  Be sure to
>> get your score tallied on the board and the card you carry marked.  You will
>> get to cut in line (may have to wait a chair, max.)
>>
>> As for technique - don't go all out at first and get caught up in the race
>> (good advice from Andy.) Ski fast and don't stop.  When you do feel like you
>> have to stop, make them quick. Stop, catch your breath for a few seconds,
>> then keep going. I stuck with the lines that had the smallest bumps,
>> figuring it was going to be the easiest skiing. If you're feeling good, a
>> solid line through the cliffs will be faster than skiing around the jug
>> handle and will, ultimately, take less energy.  If you're not feeling
>> confident, the cliffs will suck the life out of you.
>>
>> Fuel: carry water, Gu, fruit, sandwiches, etc.  See if you can leave a
>> bag/box near the lift line so you can grab something and eat on the way up.
>>  I don't remember if they provided anything - maybe some sponsor donating
>> some bars or sport drinks, but I was prepared to feed myself. Eat early,
>> often, and light.  The goal is to keep a constant flow of calories going
>> into your system that matches the pace at which you are expending them.
>>
>> Skis:  It depends what the snow is like.  If it's at all soft, I think
>> Matt's right - your CMHs might be a good choice.  Pick a ski that's easy to
>> turn in the conditions you'll be in. I believe I skied it on Kodiaks (80mm
>> under foot) and was happy.  'course, that was a while ago, now, and ski
>> performance improved such that fatter skis ski even better, now.
>>
>> You'll sleep well for sure.  I went home and promptly put four ice packs
>> on my legs.
>>
>> Good luck and have fun!
>>
>>
>>
>> Benjamin D. Bloom
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>> On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 7:57 AM, Matthew Kulas <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> Go straight.  For the kid, lots of pixie sticks (tm), for you, eniacoc.
>>>
>>> In years past they had a separate corral for the competitors.  Use your
>>> CMHs or a mid-phat (yes, I still consider the CMH to be phat), the GS skis
>>> will be more work.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 12:28 AM, Jim B. <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>>
>>>> So Conor is firmly set on competing in the Vertical Challenge at MRG
>>>> this
>>>> Friday. Never mind that we'll be skipping a school day, mom and dad are
>>>> all
>>>> about feeding his competitive skiing fire. Naturally, someone will have
>>>> to
>>>> bring him to the mtn. that day, that someone being me. So....
>>>>
>>>> Any tips from those that have BTDT with the Vertical Challenge?  Do they
>>>> hand out any food or water in the lift line?  Do you get to ski right
>>>> onto
>>>> the Single each time down, or do you jump in the regular lift line?
>>>> What's
>>>> the best food and drink to stuff your jacket pockets with?
>>>>
>>>> On technique, my theory is relatively wide turns on the skier's right of
>>>> Chute, not all the way across the width of the slope, but using about
>>>> 40% of
>>>> it, would yield the least lactic acid production.  Am I way off base
>>>> here?
>>>> Liftline upper part would be relatively straightforward, ski to the left
>>>> of
>>>> the tower 10 cliffs, and straight lining the rest wouldn't be too bad,
>>>> for
>>>> the first run or so.  After that all bets are off.
>>>>
>>>> Only thing I'm really sure of is that my 12 y.o. is going to ski many
>>>> more
>>>> runs than his dad, and that we're both going to sleep really, really
>>>> well on
>>>> Friday night.  I also think I'm using my GS 188cm Volks for stability,
>>>> even
>>>> though they're a bit heavier than other skis in my quiver.  Seems like
>>>> the
>>>> best choice for having a good edge and some length to soak up high speed
>>>> bumps and undulations.
>>>>
>>>> Looking forward to it, of course, but a bit nervous about it as well.
>>>>
>>>> -Jim B.
>>>> lurklurklurkpostlurklurklurk
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