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JakeSmithI still have no fucking clue why mods haven't banned you just based on the massive amounts of mindless bullshit you bring to what is newschooler's designated area of intelligence.
Yes this is direct hate toward another member of NS, but it is completely warranted
HC.OGJake - I know how you flip-flop on issues so strongly, it blows me away. And if it was that bad it'd get more downvotes, right? It's my thread, now f--- off (joke.)
nutz.there's plenty of downvotes. the score at the top of your thread is a culmination of the upvotes of posts from people who have posted in your thread, not the number of people who upvoted you...
HC.OGNah, I'm going to make 'em full rocker and call them Drive-By.
cornholiothat's dumb. meatspinner would be more representative of your dreams
KneeDropamazing. i love your dedication to this idea.
at the beginning of this thread i was certain you were a troll, but now im fairly certain you just love your idea. and you really want to share it with(force it upon) others skiers.
i'm definitely not against 'different', i love it. but being abbrasive, at times arrogant, and completely igorant of (often valid) criticism will not make you any allies.
your design seems to be an attempt to fix your shortcomings as a skier through ski design..you descriptions of skiing, and your video, support my theory. that being said, your target market will be skiers who ski like you and have the same skiing goals. if you've seen Flo skis, he's doing fairly well, slowly building a following with a completely unique design. Newschoolers, in general, will not share your skiing goals. you cant exactly be surprised by the push-back.
i would love to try your ski. though i have a few questions.
1) you say they make skiing safer. mainly knees i assume...but, how?
2) you are very proud of the wider tail and forward waist, what exactly does this do for performance? on paper, it looks as though you've designed a ski to be ridden back-seat.
thanks. and seriously, good luck
maximiliaanthe main thing of this ski is to carve better right?
DowseBigamyHigh speed groomer skis tend to be narrow waisted and very much directionally shaped. Powder skis tend to be much wider at the waist, and have more rise at the tail. I'm sure you know this already, but there isn't really an ideal way of combining the two. This is genuine advice, I'm not trying to shoot you down. please try, very hard, to focus on what you really want from whatever ski you want to create. Do not try to create something that is brilliant at everything, it just isn't possible.
HC.OGSolution: shoulders face the direction you're skiing always, and make the skis more responsive and sensitive to slight changes in weight, or rather weighting and unweighting one of your legs. If you want a focus, let it be your breathing and heart (to relax the mind.)
The issue is that the skis started shuddering under the fairly intense g-force (my body otherwise feels good). I think a wider tail (ie larger than the front) will fix those shudders (to keep the front and rear of the ski evenly pressuring throughout the turn)
I think with a large tail in pow, I'll get the agility i want to avoid the need to slarve.[QUOTE]
I believe your lack of counter would be what creates the shudder, and a wider tail will only increase oversteer, and "slarving", and will only enhance the chatters.
There's a reason carving is done as carving is done, because to engage your edge properly certain things NEED to happen in your body. The majority of your turns in that video were in fact 'slarves'...
You should ski the Salomon BBR. Effectively the opposite of your design, but it accomplishes your goals as a ski. It might throw your concepts for a loop.
Piste.OffHow do your flat cambered shartcarvers have "extra camber?"
saskskierThe last profile, which you say is your design, looks almost exactly like my Surface New Life's. Nothing new there.
ADRIA-T.PIMPPretty sure the issue with the shudder on outside ski is due to the tail section not tracking as intensely as the nose section due to it simply not being wide enough (I can just feel it.) When I ski the Heartslayer, I engage the entire edge, and if it's not all getting pressure evenly along the whole edge, it'll start shuddering on the slacker parts, ie the rear of the ski... you can see the rear of the ski wobbling around.
(This shudder doesn't happen in pow of course, but I'm sure with a wider tail, the tracks I leave in pow will be even tighter.)
The solution is pretty easy, widen the tail (or thin out the tip, which I don't want.) The wider tail should give the rear the hold it needs to track in balance with the front of the ski on hardpack.
Then I want a longer ski to get higher speed in pow (with the same overall shape.) That's the AK model and the one I envisage taking to Alaska with me at some point in the future (and doing some touring afterward for people who want to try it out.) -- basically the Meathammer with a full reverse camber and pushed up to around 195, maybe 2m. Mofo shit.
rozboonThe rear of the ski is shuddering because it is skidding.
rozboonIt is skidding because you are not weighting the ski evenly
rozboonyou are cranked into the front of your boots harder than the average telemarker
rozboonIronically this is basically causing you to "slarve" virtually every turn, even though you're on hardpack.
rozboonThe shuddering is because of the rocker.
rozboonMaking the tail wider will most likely make the issue worse.
NigelSteinThese are like the retarded brother of a slalom ski. The way you ski, you tuck your knees behind each other and focus on lead changes instead of pressuring the edge and transitioning a turn. That works on a slalom ski because THE MEASUREMENTS ARE NOT FUCK-ALL WIDE. In your video you even manage to catch your skis on each other, modern technique calls for a wider stance for stability, not tightening everything up and skiing like a mogul skier.
KneeDropfind and ski a BBR
ADRIA-T.PIMPThe nose is 150, the rear is 153. The waist is forward. There's not enough beef in the tail (that's my opinion.)
ADRIA-T.PIMPI am pushing heavily into the front of the boot, or rather the g-force is pulling me down into my boot. Keen observation. That's a good thing. Better my boot takes the pressure (and supports me) than my spine keeling over or knees twisting.
rozboonYour boot isn't there to support you. It's there to transmit force to the ski, via your binding.
rozboonThe combination of these three should keep you balanced in the middle of your boot except during extreme manoeuvring.
rozboonA very good skier should be able to ride reasonably well with their boot undone, and as a guide you should be able to feel both the front and back of your boots all the time. Ironically, if your weight was centered, you probably wouldn't skid/shudder anywhere near as much, and wouldn't need this "forward waist" which only seems to be required because your center of gravity is so far forward.[/QUOTEAnother good observation, but not in the way I ski. I want to lean forward like I'm jogging or riding a segway. That's another reason why I like full reverse camber. I don't think having a flat ski bottom would not allow me to lean forward in the way I do: I want to roll forward a little bit when just beginning my turns at the top of a run.
The first thing I noticed when I skied the Heartslayers when compared to the previous ski boards (Summit Marauders) and Nordica SL-type skis was how relaxed and powerful I felt. This is because of the forward lean I get. It's provides a weightless feeling. It's awesome.
I think would get a lot from using these skis for a day or two and all the new sensory information. I wouldn't give you any instruction except to be aware of your heart and watch your breathing at the top of the run, and then halfway down. Your body's natural intelligence should adapt to the skis. I'd also suggest using a crystal (shown in the gallery) to take some of the background noise away in the mind. This 'quiet mind' approach should grow grow in time.
NigelStein, about having the knees together - generally my skis are very wide apart, I'm not sure the exact reason why I did that, but I do not usually ski like that. It may have been due to either the polecam being behind me or I was going a little slow to fully lean forward, or in other words, the run wasn't steep enough and I wasn't above my take-off speed.
ADRIA-T.PIMPThere's a mentality in humans - if it's not mine or like me, it's not good. The thing is, people change, and what was once good becomes bad, and what was once bad becomes good... the comfort zone is both safe, and a trap. It's hard to break free, because you have to use hard force to "break" into freedom.
ADRIA-T.PIMPI take that as a compliment. Really. I keep my body straight and hard throughout the entire turn and while changing edge. I don't keep my upper body facing downhill. I am as erect my spirit and my spine. Chicks dig it. I am not ass-centered.
Also, since 2013 I've raised my vibration, with crystals and music creation.
Anyhow, like you and Sharkweak from NZ, I skiied Mt Ruapehu (both sides in 2002) -- first year of carving without poles, not knowing I was heartcarving. And to note, people were staring at me, also instructors were copying me (I saw that a few times) -- groups of instructors starting to carve either without poles or holding them up with two hands after seeing me from the chair. People were asking what I was doing. I really liked NZ, but I couldn't believe how many lies I got from people - uninhibited lying about anything and everything. Just sayin'. That year I remember many people died skiing.
JakeSmithLuv you Hearty ;)
ggfski42After more than a year i'm still unsure whether or not your trolling. One question for ya though, where the hell do you ski if you live in Israel?