Question Tell me how skis work

teleroo

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Yeah I decided to really give it a proper go instead of just tinkering. The last 12 months has been getting everything set up again I now have a 3000x1000 cnc and drag knife setup. The press is going single bladder instead of dual and I am redoing a sublimation press instead of switching out my ski press when I want to sublimate. Was hoping to be up and running this winter with a goal of 100 sets a year.
What, are you actually making skis? Coz that would be way cool.
 
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skifree

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I consider bio feedback to be different to chatter.

I liken it to walking on a tiled floor versus a timber floor or having a car with softer suspension versus harder suspension. Chatter is a difficiency in the ski or the feedback you get skiing anything on ice. Bio-feedback is when the ski is doing everything you want it to do but you feel like you're feeling more of the surface. Like a car with low profile tyres and hard suspension. This is what (unbridled) carbon fibre delivers and it's what DPS have been focusing on for many years with incredible success.

Riding a 2021 DPS versus 2016 or 2011 model is a very different beast. Our Pagoda Tour is more damp than the Pure of yesteryear.
I don’t need new skis.

I don’t need new skis.

I don’t need new skis.
 
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Telemark Phat

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They work better if you just use 1, make it a bit wider, and stand sideways.
Sounds like a toboggan.
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Kletterer

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@telecrag Dont get too greedy. You were pushing the red line on some of those runs we had on the weekend up Sponars way. You are suffering from acute lust for a seriously torsionaly stiff beast with stubborn tails that pigroot and try to throw you out of the saddle.
 
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skifree

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From the ski essentials site this week.

Damn good looking ski. Needs and wants.......wants.....wants
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Not my colour or binding.

I've bought enough dps skis now you'd think I'd be able to order my own colour scheme.
 

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Not my colour or binding.

I've bought enough dps skis now you'd think I'd be able to order my own colour scheme.
Yes you have and did you know we now give the option of two colour schemes per model. Here's the alternative colour scheme on that ski, which is the 106.

They look great with Tele bindings. What's your favourite colour @skifree
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Not my colour or binding.

I've bought enough dps skis now you'd think I'd be able to order my own colour scheme.
Or something a little more formal the 94 C2 in Black. One of my favourite Aussie skis. I've got this one in the purple. Because I like purple.
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Astro66

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Tell me how skis work ??? ............ Don't know what all that other shit is about.

Ski's work due to Gravitational Forces overcoming the low Kinetic Friction of skis on snow, when going downhill. And Newton's Third Law when turning.

Let me guess. Tele-skiers trying to complicate shit again ??? Fix your rear bindings !!! It will suddenly seem so simple. <shakes head>
 

skifree

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Tell me how skis work ??? ............ Don't know what all that other shit is about.

Ski's work due to Gravitational Forces overcoming the low Kinetic Friction of skis on snow, when going downhill. And Newton's Third Law when turning.

Let me guess. Tele-skiers trying to complicate shit again ??? Fix your rear bindings !!! It will suddenly seem so simple. <shakes head>
What are you on about?

The skis only need to match ensemble.
 
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