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what does sidewall construction mean and do?
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its like a snowboard, look at your skis, if the topsheet comes around right to the edges you dont have sidewall construction, but if its got a topsheet and walls on euther side, thats sidewall construction. it helps skis from delamming.
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there's two schools of thought on sidewall...if you have a ski where the topsheet comes right down the the edge (capped ski) then the topsheet tranfers all the power directly into the edge....where as a sidewall construction (aka sandwich) allows the different layers of material inside the ski to shift slightly against one another giving you better edging...the best design is the half and half...starts off capped at the tip, then changes to a sidewall infront of the binding...dynastar uses that alot, and rossi
sidewall is is my pic between capped and sidewall, but it has to be done right, if side wall is done the inexpensive way its really shitty, i ride skis with capped construction and they still work awsome, i finde side wall just to be a better bigmountain ski but thats cause i grew up with racing and just my preference. as long as your riding the snow and having fun its all good.
its better for race skis..
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