Flow, the snowboard manufacturer is using brass edges instead of steel edges on jib specific snowboards. the brass is softer that steel rails that you slide on so it doesnt crack, it absorbs the impact. apparently it works really well.
why isnt atomic or line hopping on this idea yet?
would you guys buy an invader or triplet with brass edges?
the only objection i would have to it would be is, isn't brass a soft metal? it might absorb the impact for a while but it would seem like the edges would wear down quickly. and you would have no option of ever sharpening them if need be like theres no park and an icy day
if you don't want edges cracked out or torn out just get some troublemakers. both myself and my friend (who rips way harder then i do) have them. all this kid does is hit rails. his edges are completely rounded but nowhere are they cracking
wait until you see the guy building skis in france with granite....yes GRANITE sidewalls. I guess he is trying to get a patent on them now. I will probably post more about them when I hear more about them, but I guess it is really well done.
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I think its a bad idea. Soft metal means they're gonna where alot faster as well as possibly distort. And the only times I have torn edges is, when the ski caught something, like an un noticed skate stop, or a sharp corner of concrete, inwhich those edges could have been titanium, they would have been pulled from the ski.
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the edges on the burton dominant slick move into the base under the boots so you are just sliding on the base material. i could see ski makers doing that before brass. if you are going to ahve soft metal edges why have edges at all?
this years, the previous ones had edge issues before, but they are much improved.
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I'm sure there are some kind of composite plastics out there today that would make for a great edge for PARK specific jib ski. I think most companies are just looking at using the same materials in new ways.
uhm, brass can be remarkably strong. i forget exactly what it's made of, but it's an alloy. mainly, copper and zinc together in some kind of acid makes brass. i think how stong the acid is and how many parts of each ingredient determine the strength and color of it. i made it last year in a.p. chemistry. yes, copper is soft. very soft. somehow, the zinc solidifies it. anywho, to prove my point, many instruments are made with brass. it's relatively easy it is to dent the body of a trumpet, while it's extremely hard to dent the horn part. just different concentrations and such. also, i think they use a very small portion of tin depending on it's use. not sure what it does... but really. brass can be really strong.
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while we are at it how about diamond edges, youd look pimp and theyd never crack
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I like the idea mentioned about the edges going into the ski under your foot. That sounds like it would be perfect for a park ski. I can only wonder what it would feel like to slide half on your edge, half off if you didnt hit that rail just right
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rome had it first....but here is the question...are you going to pay the price for such edges.....brass is fuckin expensive compared to regular metal...not to mention on soft it is. What if after a season of use the edges has worn down soo much that you just start smashing the ski. Humm....time will tell with these edges.
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