Stiking together

A family should really Stik together through the bumps and falls in life.

We are working on a "flight formation" routine where we sweep down slope
together with proverbial "36" inch cockpit-to-wingtip separation in
echelon and diamond formations. The we split or cross-over.

For reasons that baffle me, mass is playing a role in our downhill speeds. In the underlying physics the mass cancels out - the old feather and hammer fall at the same rate in a vacuum physics experiment. And no, air resistance is not a significant differential factor at the speeds we attain, a mere two meters per second at best. So when we do a formation turn the least massive has to be on the inside, with the middlemost massive in slot, and myself on the outside of the curve. More massive is faster in the world of caster boarding down slope.

I tend to fall more often than the other two, but I view my re-acquaintance with the ground in a positive light.

Learning to rebalance oneself seems to more difficult with increasing age. I watch kids pick up caster boarding so much faster than I do. Seems the motor neurons are slower at setting  up new connections past some age I must have exceeded.

The future slot pilot for the full diamond is still learning, starting with scooting on a RipStik caster board.

And working on stand up riding. If she earns her "wings" she will get her own caster board to fall off of and Stik together on.

Never mind "Got milk." Got balance?

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