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NinetyFourI would say it's pretty rare that any brand would make several different lengths of one ski model with all of the same tip, waist, and tail widths. That would definitely create extremely wack side cuts for the longest and shortest skis.
MinggFaction, Line, Rossi, Moment, Liberty, K2, and Icelantic. All the skis they are selling next year have the same tip, tail, and waist for the lengths of each model actually. At least for their women's lines that is.
NinetyFourAha what the hell, that's super weird. I'm having a tough time disproving this TBH.
Before I even made that post I was trying to base it off of a somewhat "diverse" quick peek at the specs of some Atomic, Armada, ON3P, and 4FRNT ski lineups and they pretty much change all of their dimensions for each model. Some do retain the same waist width between varying lengths but still had different tip and tail widths.
Looking at the brands you listed though, they pretty much just list widths, the sidecut it produces on a certain length of ski, and then just leave it at that. Rossi doesn't even specify what lengths of ski are producing the sidecut here:
Or on any of their other skis. I can guarantee that it's physically impossible for all of their skis to carry the same widths, have different lengths, and produce the same sidecut though. So there is something there that won't apply to all of their skis.
Really I guess you could just cut it all down to what I said firstly, it varies a lot.
MinggUnless some companies don't list all the dimensions for each size? and just use the most common/average size. I don't know.
MinggI don't know enough about this stuff to argue a side haha I was just curious! The sidecut is what like factors into turn radius right? Less sidecut would have smaller turn radius, more sidecut would have a larger radius? Would it have any other specific impact on how a ski rides?
LemuelThe majority of companies keep the same dimensions throughout the lengths. It probably has to do with creating molds, but don't quote me on that. Iggy will have the real answer.
And yes, a size run of skis with the same dimensions will ski differently. Think back to when the invader was around for example. They made that from a 151 up to a 177, all 110-83-110. There is obviously a huge difference between the characteristics of the 151 and 177. But think about who skis each of those sizes. A bigger / taller person will not be hindered by the longer turn radius. Plus, a long ski with a tight turn radius will be very squirrely compared to a short ski with the same radius.
None of that is scientific, just my perceptions on all this.