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Camber Strength

post #1 of 6
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Before my trip to Whistler at the end of the month, I get to just look at my skis and fantasize. While doing so, I realized that the camber on some of my skis is stonger than other pairs. Does anyone know exactly what a skis camber resistence has on the way it performs. [



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Just based on logic I would guess this has to something to do with the "poppyness" of skis people talk about.

post #3 of 6

not exactly. a ski can be stiff and have a lot of camber (B-Squad), but still be so damp as to feel completely dead, zero pop. pop comes out of the core construction and overall structure of the ski. Pop is intentionally built into the ski for a specific purpose. Deadness is also intentionally engineered into a ski for certain performance properties.


damp, super damp as in dead, skis are great in heavy set up crud because they don't take the input from the snow and exaggerate or amplify it. Lots of pop is great for racing gates, park and jumps and pipe, groomer zooming, bumps to a certain extent.

post #4 of 6

Your camber strength  is a Shape or Stiffness ??  Since Shaped arrived camber is less and skis got softer.

post #5 of 6

OK, but the subtle part of all this is that two skis of identical flex (stiffness) can be utterly different in rebound, pop, energy, having a totally different personality.

post #6 of 6
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I guess I was just bewildered by the fact that my ON3P Wrenegade skis which are listed as being very stiff did not have as "strong" a camber as some of my other skis. Meaning that, the effort it takes me to push the two skis together is less on the so called stiff skis (Wrens)

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