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What do you look for in a ski?
Hey Newschoolers! We're a new company dropping into the industry and we were wondering what do you look for in a ski?
I look for the maker to not come running to register on freeski forums to pander to 13 year old's who don't really know what makes a good ski. Make the ski's you want to make. See if others like them. Build some credibility based upon your construction, designs, and customer service. Come back in a couple of years.
length, width, rocker pattern, flex pattern, weight, durability, company reputation, price. graphics are by far the least important factor...the only time they'd come in to consideration is if all other factors are equal in deciding between two pairs of skis.
kind of harsh, dude. there's a good chunk of us who aren't 13 years old despite that popular misconception.
Basically this. I know what i like in a ski and am very fusy.
My dream ski, is something like 115 underfoot. Stiff under foot to about 30cm infront of bindings. With a pretty gradule flex to the tip. a slow rise rocker. then medium flex tail with smaller rocker. with a ideal mounting point around 2.5 from true center. And traditional sidecut. i.e 140/115/130
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110-130 underfoot, rocker camber rocker, soft but not too soft, reasonably, light,sick graphics(optional)
versatility, I cant afford 3 pairs of skis.
Niche skis for very specific purposes, no "one ski quiver" AKA "kind of OK at everything but not great at anything" skis.
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something with camber underfoot but rockered tip and tails, that is stiff enough underfoot to slay big jumps but with enough flex in the tip and tail that i can still swing butter around. preferably between 100 and 110 underfoot so i can rip all over the mountain float on pow days and still rip in the park. light weight. durable. fast. a cool graphic is always a plus but not necessary and with capability for centermount
Playful, fairly light, durable, a little bit stiffer but still some flex
When you fall always land in the after bang position for maximum steeze
do your own thing and find a way to be unique. people will always be interested in new concepts and styles.
its all shits and giggles until someone giggles and shits
tight ass carbon stringers.. N.. huge camberr
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Don't worry, we've got our own ideas we've been working on! We were just looking for some opinions on what people like in skis, thanks for sharing what you like in a ski!
We're looking to do just this! We hope to have a wide range of skis, that are very unique and personal. We like the way you think!
There's nothing wrong with being fussy about something like your ski. We hope to make very personalized skis, and it sounds like you know just what you want!
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