Originally Posted by snowyphil65
Lots of padding
I'm loving this idea too, and I agree that using the entire base of the ski would be better, get the ski flexing and a closer feeling to skiing.
So lets start planning
We need something that grips when rolled on edge, yet skids when flat on base and skied like a skidded turn.
So.... tiny casters in the middle or roller bearings like those shown, and gripping straight tracking wheels on the outside, rollers slightly higher than the wheels.
Just spitballing here, anyone have a better idea bring it up!
Hey Phil, hopefully we'll all be snow skiing soon, but for now still occasionally pipe-dreaming about this, and your post and moving some old skis in the garage this morning got me thinking about ... camber. As with Nordic skis I could see camber providing the ability to engage a different part of the base for a specialized purpose. Nordic - de-camber to engage the wax pocket and propel the skier forward. Street skiing - de-camber to engage a roller section?
Not seeing it clearly yet in my mind's eye, but I think camber could play a part.
Hard not to ponder it when this runs right through my neighborhood! ;-)
Go to :40 in this video to see someone bomb it down!
It cries out to be skied!!
Edited by jc-ski - 10/15/12 at 1:53pm