In my mind it seems like the ski should flex around its central core which means sometimes the edges are being pushed together and sometimes the edges are pulled apart.
how do ski manufacturers deal with this problem?
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LilBenjiWopI’m not to sure what you mean but metal is malleable and flexible and most of the flex would be long ways anyway
onenerdykidSimply put, the construction process has to allow for materials to shear. This is the cracking sound you hear when you flex a brand new ski.
DolanReloadedIve never heard a cracking sound flexing a new ski. Wouldnt a cracking sound indicate a problem or a weakness?
onenerdykidThen that means someone flexed the ski before you (which is common in shops because it scares the customers- they think something is wrong, so the staff do it first). All brand new skis do this.
DolanReloadedInteresting. So is the cracking sound coming from the edge sliding a little bit or is it something else?