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NASTAR National Championships

Postby daysailer1 » Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:01 pm

NASTAR National Championships

March 26-29, 2009
Steamboat
Steamboat Springs, Colorado

All ages
They use snowboard gates except in the Race of Champions.
You must qualify in the top of your resort for your age group.
More information: NASTAR.COM
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Postby John » Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:02 pm

What is "The Race of Champions"?
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Postby daysailer1 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:42 pm

The first two days are used to determine who is the National Champion in each age division. If you win first place in your age division(5year age span), you are invited for a third day of racing between all first place finishers encompassing all ages. So, a 85 year old could be competing against a 6 year old. They take the handicap that you earned during your first 2 days of racing to discount your time. In the ROC you only get one run down the course, it gets handicapped and either you get a spot on the podium or not. The non-alpine division includes snowboarders and telemarkers. We had 11 year old women to 54 year old women racing against one another and getting handicapped. Results of 2008 ROC can be seen here..http://www.nastar.com/2008NationalsFinalsResults.htm. As you see there was 0.1 second between me and the third place finisher. I got fourth. :oops:
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Postby ALEX6969 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:15 pm

daysailer1 wrote:The first two days are used to determine who is the National Champion in each age division. If you win first place in your age division(5year age span), you are invited for a third day of racing between all first place finishers encompassing all ages. So, a 85 year old could be competing against a 6 year old. They take the handicap that you earned during your first 2 days of racing to discount your time. In the ROC you only get one run down the course, it gets handicapped and either you get a spot on the podium or not. The non-alpine division includes snowboarders and telemarkers. We had 11 year old women to 54 year old women racing against one another and getting handicapped. Results of 2008 ROC can be seen here..http://www.nastar.com/2008NationalsFinalsResults.htm. As you see there was 0.1 second between me and the third place finisher. I got fourth. :oops:


Hi
After reading your post I signed up for NASTAR on line. But would like to get some more info. Could you answer a few questions fro me??
Thanks
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Postby daysailer1 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:27 pm

Sure, I'll try.

My mind is kinda fuzzy right now. I'm either suffering from a moderately severe allergic reaction to something I was exposed to or I'm in the early stages of shingles (yuck).
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Postby ALEX6969 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:37 pm

daysailer1 wrote:Sure, I'll try.

My mind is kinda fuzzy right now. I'm either suffering from a moderately severe allergic reaction to something I was exposed to or I'm in the early stages of shingles (yuck).


OK Thanks.

Can I just show up to a resort that has the NASTAR track open and just
race down. Or do I have to look for posted racing days?

is there any special training for this? Or just do it until you gain experience.?

Im on the East Coast. Do you know of anyone i could meet and train with?

Hope you feel better
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Postby daysailer1 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:22 pm

Can I just show up to a resort that has the NASTAR track open and just
race down. Or do I have to look for posted racing days?

is there any special training for this? Or just do it until you gain experience.?

Im on the East Coast. Do you know of anyone i could meet and train with?


Every resort is different. Some staff the course only on certain days and most have specific times they are open. The economy has affected this at many smaller ski areas. It's not a money making operation. It helps to register online first but you don't have to. You do have to fill out a very short paper form at the resort and pay a small fee. It covers race course staff salary and medals.

I didn't have any experience before running the gates the first time. I did ask a few questions on a forum before attempting it. The main take home message I got from that was that on the toe-side edge going around the gate, don't position yourself so that you knock out your teeth. On the heelside edge you can and I do whack my butt on the gates sometimes. The best advice I can give is to make your turn above the gate and before the gate. At the gate you should already be looking at the next gate.

Good sources to peruse would be:
http://www.bomberonline.com/
http://www.alpinecarving.com/racing.html
http://www.chrisklug.com/pro-board-tips-anatomy.html
http://www.alpinecarving.com/
http://www.usasa.org/

I don't know who you could train with their but, reading the tips on these websites should help you. Just go and gain some experience.

If any of this didn't make any sense, let me know. I'll try to clarify.
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Postby ALEX6969 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:37 pm

daysailer1 wrote:
Can I just show up to a resort that has the NASTAR track open and just
race down. Or do I have to look for posted racing days?

is there any special training for this? Or just do it until you gain experience.?

Im on the East Coast. Do you know of anyone i could meet and train with?


Every resort is different. Some staff the course only on certain days and most have specific times they are open. The economy has affected this at many smaller ski areas. It's not a money making operation. It helps to register online first but you don't have to. You do have to fill out a very short paper form at the resort and pay a small fee. It covers race course staff salary and medals.

I didn't have any experience before running the gates the first time. I did ask a few questions on a forum before attempting it. The main take home message I got from that was that on the toe-side edge going around the gate, don't position yourself so that you knock out your teeth. On the heelside edge you can and I do whack my butt on the gates sometimes. The best advice I can give is to make your turn above the gate and before the gate. At the gate you should already be looking at the next gate.

Good sources to peruse would be:
http://www.bomberonline.com/
http://www.alpinecarving.com/racing.html
http://www.chrisklug.com/pro-board-tips-anatomy.html
http://www.alpinecarving.com/
http://www.usasa.org/

I don't know who you could train with their but, reading the tips on these websites should help you. Just go and gain some experience.

If any of this didn't make any sense, let me know. I'll try to clarify.


Hey thanks for your help.
Ill start with info you gave me and see where i go.
Ill try the NASATAR course at Stratton Mt VT this weekend.
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