I have broken all my skis from having the edges fall off. After the edges fall off, the core gets wet, and then the ski snaps. The edges falling off is due to excessive rail sliding. I have broken 2 pairs of concepts, a pair of trouble makers, a pair of pocket rockets and a pair of line skogens because of this problem. Progressive ski companies like Line,Armada, 4 front, and Prior need to fix this problem, because big ski corporations won't listen anyways. I propose having a solid sheet of metal under the base for 8 inches under the boot. This way if the edges grind down to nothing,they wont rip out of the ski, because they will just be part of the sheet of metal under the P-tex base. Second, once the edges due grind down to nothing, and you want to freeride, or you just want new edges, buyers should be able to replace the section of the base and edge that was damaged. Skiers should be able to unscrew the 8 inch section of the base with the metal underlay, and for 20 $ or so, be able to buy a new piece, giving you fresh edges again. This would elminate all 'problems' with rail sliding and allow skis to last longer. Big comapnies like salomon dont want skis to last long because that means you wont have to buy all new equipment every season after they reject your skis for warranty, However, companies like Line would see an increase in sales. I'd buy their skis if they created a concept like I proposed.
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but when your bases wear down the metal will be higher and you will go dam slow and plus the metal would slow you down anyways
============================================================================ nick martini
haha yeah and once again skiing is going more towards snowlerblading fucking grind plates
dude just slide the rails with ur feet flat or get some new rails cause ive had my blue 1080s for three years and i slid rails everyday i skied this year and they are still perfect
kbus124: so i see a movie is more important then me...i can handle that
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whatever happend to the rossignold powair grind type plate if uve got such a problem with edges rippin out find urself a pair of these for usin on rails and doesn ne one know why no other company ever used the same idea i thought that it was a great idea when it came out altho ive never ridden a pair so i dont know maybe it effects the way the ski rides
instead of having the plate on the base then have it right under your foot on the top sheet and have it conform over the ski and form an edge as it meets the base. a company like Line could have it be mountable with some small steel inserts in the sidewalls. like the plate would go over the top of the ski, come down the sidewalls, and 'hang' as an edge, it would have to be mounted to the sidewalls so they wouldnt bend from turns. thed be replacable and could be made out of aluminum with the exception of the actual edge so thed be cheap too. somebody tell me how to put up a picture in a thread and ill draw a diagram in paint if ya dont get it.
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