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okay quick simple question...what exactly is ski sidecut and how does it affect the performance of a ski?
Shape of the ski - skinny in the middle, fat at the ends.
The more exaggerated the shape, the greater the sidecut.
The greater the sidecut, the smaller a turn the ski will try to make if you just put it on edge and ride it (carving). Keep in mind that you still control the size of the turn, the ski's sidecut just makes it easier to do a certain sized turn.
A slalom ski for making really tight turns will have a very exaggerated shape/side cut, because it is designed to make quick small turns. All-mountain skis have a less exagerated shape since they are meant for all shapes and sizes of turns. Hardcore fat powder skis have very little sidecut because they aren't meant for carving, and need extra ski width under the boot.
wow i didn't really think people on this sitye would know about sidecut, impressive
Why wouldn't anyone on here know about sidecut? Every ski has it now except for super fat powder skis and bump skis i guess.
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every new ski carves
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i figured most people here just know their skis have it, not actually what it does. I only thought that because people here talk alot of shit, but there are people who don't as well
every ski carves, just some take a lot more pressure. skis nowadays just have an exageratted sidecut, makin it easier for less experienced skiers to carve turns without haveing to put a lot of pressure on the edge
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yea...its really hard to find a ski nowadays that isnt side cut.
every skiier should know about sidecut on skis. it allows you to initiate a turn a lot easier and makes your ski turn a lot better if you put it on edge.
It's also the name of a run on Grouse mountain
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