BradFiAusNzCoCaA lot don’t even make sure there bases are flat. And I’m pretty sure average base height is 1.2-1.3mm so not even 1.5mm. But with edge and sidewall and all that - you could be looking at a pretty big difference between the two edge/sides.
Let’s rope in @hot.pocket @iggyskier and @FaunaSkis bedause now I’m curious how it would look build-wise and if I’m just totally off base
It's tough to produce a ski with no edge underfoot that stays together for an extended period of time with rail abuse. While steel edges crack and break, the plastic warps when there is no edge, which allows water inside the ski. Heat from sliding metal also semi-perma warps the plastic base so it doesn't sit flat after a while. We did an edgeless underfoot Frankenski years ago as a prototype and kept it off the production line as we weren't satisfied with how it held up over time.
Would love to see how the edgeless BDog holds up, and if it does hold up well, props to Armada.
We use 1.5mm base / 2.2mm edge combo. We obviously grind out skis post layup, but with refines to our production techniques we typically don't take off too much base / edge material. Some use thicker 1.8mm base / 2.5mm edge combo (ON3P and I think Fauna mentioned similarly above) and some use thinner 1.3mm base / 2.0mm edge combo (won't list any as I'm not 100% positive).
We feel the 1.5 / 2.2 combo is the best for weight / durability trade-off. If companies don't advertise what edge thickness they use, or use buzzwords as thicker / thickest edge, they are usually using 2.2mm edge.