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Just wondering why are twin-tips more 'straight' compared to other skis, ie: have less sidecut. Is there a law against using sidecut technology on twin tips
Salomon Scrambler 175cm @ 125/75/111
Salomon 1080 181cm @ 114/80/108
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put you're twins up against some old K2 Extreems... you remember... the scott shmidt ones from the early 90's.
there isnt a twin tip out there without at least 100 at the tip... that sounds familiar for some reason... anyways...
not an official explanation, but here's my take. how are twin tips comstructed? they are supposed to be forgiving for you to play around in the park, right? ok, that works great in the park, but most twin tips are not very torsionally stiff. if you put demensions something similar to the scrambler on a twin tip, you tip it on edge the ski would twist and not grip as well due to the torque on the edge of the ski. make sense?
why not just make a fatter waist ie:(130/82/115) use a titanium strip or something to that effect to stiffen the ski. based on your reasoning why not use a 'beefier' and more durable wood to incerase durability - sure it may weigh more but i dont think that extra weight will restrict you abilty to get air etc.. your whol setup weighs a good 5kilos i'm sure another 200-300 grams wont make much diff
anyone with a better explanation? we all know that twins suck out of the park because of the long radius and minimal sidecut so why not make them more versatile
''Shake it like a polaroid picture''
You need some MOthership Ti's or Assasin MTX pro's
you described them in your first sentances of ur last post
311 is the Fuckin Shit Mutha Fucka
you dont want a lot of side cut you shit stain, unless your a race fuck, god you really shouldnt open your mouth unless your ready to be called dumb.
most twins have about the same sidecut as an all mtn ski, cause most people who buy twins are going to the powder when their not in the park
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they have less side cut cause you arent trying to ski gates and if they were shaped like carving skis you would get hung up trying to butter and spin onto rails and shit. carving skis always want to turn. for people who tsay they suck out of the park, sure they are teh best but learn hwo to ski something that doesnt turn for you.
schlonginator, a fatter waist goes against what you are trying to accomplish in a ski with a tight turning radius. as i said above, the wider the ski, the less torsionally stiff it will be unless there is some sort of material like metal in it. therefore a wider ski with a deep sidecut would make nice tight turns at low speeds, but when you get up to speed and try to make that same tight turn, the ski wont handle the strees you put on it and it will give you, causing you to lose edge grip. think about it for a minute, whats easier to snap in half, a peice of wood that is one foot wide, or a peice of wood that is 4 feet wide? the one that is 4 feet wide, because you can get more leverage on it. this is the same effect a wider ski gets on snow. a wider ski is more succeptable to twisting unless you reinforce it. to add a sheet of metal into twin tip, first of all costs more money as is evident by the more expensive mothership with titanium, and it would also make the skis stiffer, sometimes too stiff to be used in the park. also, if you land wrong, or catch a bump at the wrong time with a ski with metal, that metal very well may bend and not bend back. i've seen it happen with plenty of K2s and Volkls from people who ski bumps with a metal laminate ski. any other questions?
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