Ok, for a start...
It id often a common conversation on the mountain, "Why are you faster than me" or "You are faster because you are heavier." This is often said on a nearly flat access trail.
Majority of the time in my case, this appears to be true.
But of course we know that 2 objects of different mass when acted upon by gravity will still have the same acceleration, and will "fall" (or in our case, fall on a slant) at the same speed.
Other factors I have considered include:
>Friction (ski wax, ski surface area, edging)
>Line (faster snow, inside lane)
I do not know if this is the right word for my train of thought, but... Wouldn't for example, a very heavy object on skis be able to penetrate or pierce through the snow easier than a light ski would?
Wouldn't a heavy skier have more mass behind them be be able to smash through small bumps on the snow easier than a light skier could, due to the heavy skier having lost of mass behind their movement and would need more to slow them down?
Any response would be cool.
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