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But why no expressive abstract art on race skis or frontside carvers?



Can't we just be thankful?  th_dunno-1[1].gif

 

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Can't we just be thankful?  th_dunno-1%5B1%5D.gif

 


Yes!

 

post #93 of 95

Because they expect a certain look.

There's all sorts of ways that are followed in racing that become the norm until something changes.

Look at shapes. Bode got on a K2 Four and won juniors and caused a mass exodus. It would have happened anyway, but he really sped things up.

 

Abstract? These are abstract art:

Piero_Merlin_CarpaniSkisLogo.jpg

 

carpaniSkiTail1.jpg

From: ExoticSkis.com: http://www.exoticskis.com/exoticskis/home.aspx

 

Remember Nordica's Early Solid Colour Skis?

Here's a race pair. Not sure what year, maybe '01?

 

1178-1256-1-l.jpg

https://www.skidealer.com/details.php?products_id=1178&categories_id=&sale=

Get 'em now for $98 in 193 or 198cm.

 


Edited by Tog - 1/7/12 at 10:24am
post #94 of 95

esoteric italian race skis that probably cost an arm and a leg.

 

Are you saying these skis are going to start a design revolution in race skis?

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esoteric italian race skis that probably cost an arm and a leg.

 

Are you saying these skis are going to start a design revolution in race skis?


No, there's nothing new here.

I'm saying it's abstract art that some profess to dislike. I doubt they dislike the Carpani's pictured above. We're not talking price btw...

They have this also:

 

f4-173-soft-sara.jpg

http://www.carpanisci.com/limited/my-carpan/f4-173-soft-sara/

 

Then they start getting a little odd. Kind of race/freestyle look.

 

F5-penna-2.jpg

http://www.carpanisci.com/limited/my-carpan/f5-penna-2/

 

Here's a little slide show for you on Carpani:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egumIJuVj4I

 

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