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    I tried Winter Park last week. It was great practice for a skating start. I skated for 3 gates. Made Steamboat's Lower Bashor look steep. On my best run I beat the pace setter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBWalkup View Post
    I tried Winter Park last week. It was great practice for a skating start. I skated for 3 gates. Made Steamboat's Lower Bashor look steep. On my best run I beat the pace setter.
    Ummm..... That's the venue for the snowboard race. Now I have to figure out how to skate on a snowboard.

    Here's a brief and embarrassing video of one of my runs on that course last year.
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    The toughest Nastar course I have ever skied (far and away) was the one down "Cheers" at Crystal this year for pacesetting trials. HUGE offset, on a ridiculously flat hill made for VERY slow speeds. I just couldn't do it at all. It was embarrassing.
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    The toughest Nastar course I have ever skied (far and away) was the one down "Cheers" at Crystal this year for pacesetting trials. HUGE offset, on a ridiculously flat hill made for VERY slow speeds. I just couldn't do it at all. It was embarrassing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTBear View Post
    Matt:

    Is this your stack ranking, Top to Bottom? Or just a listing.........? I'm guessing just a list.
    Just a list of NASTAR course I've raced at. I wouldn't want to attempt a top to bottom list. Too many are just about even. The ones listed as toughest in a previous post stand out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chase View Post
    Perfect North is actually in Indiana, a few miles from the Ohio line. But, thanks for the Paoli recommendation! I've skied there, but before I had ever tried NASTAR. I'll have to give them a visit in the next few weeks.
    Paoli recently (within the last 3 years) moved their NASTAR course to a different trail. its now on Beech Grove which kicks left about half way down. (not sure if it was there when you ran it Racer X). Im actually going to be out there all day tomorrow and Sunday, they do NASTAR from 1-4 both days.

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    Doug Lewis used to set a pretty tough course at Sugarbush, VT when he paceset there. It's also where I had my worst crash while racing. I got compressed at the bottom of a turn, launched and came down on the back of my head cracking the helmet open on an icy course. I was out like a light. Still get migraines from it to this day. Thank God for helmets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dslax605 View Post
    Paoli recently (within the last 3 years) moved their NASTAR course to a different trail. its now on Beech Grove which kicks left about half way down. (not sure if it was there when you ran it Racer X). Im actually going to be out there all day tomorrow and Sunday, they do NASTAR from 1-4 both days.
    Yep, that's the new course - that's the one I'm talking about. The old course location was unremarkable.
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    yeah, the old course was definitely bland. the new location is great though with several different challenges involved including the "blind" finish line (cant see if from the start) and the 2 different places that depending on how the course is laid out that day and how fast you are going can get you up in the air and really through you off.

    Maybe I will see about getting a goPro camera and attaching it to someones helmet for a couple runs one weekend.

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