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post #31 of 38

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!

post #32 of 38

It doesn't snow much here in town, and even when it does, Milan is pretty flat. But I walk over this bridge a couple times a week, and I'd ski it down the left side onto the road if there were snow on it. 

 

 

Both these photos are from the city's canal district. Not sure at what point the one below is taken from, but view is to the north toward mountains, which are about 100 km away.

post #33 of 38
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Originally Posted by snowyphil65 View Post

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 pipe-dreaming about this, and your post and moving some old skis in the garage 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!  ;-)

 

post #34 of 38
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Originally Posted by snowyphil65 View Post

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!!  wink.gif


Edited by jc-ski - 10/15/12 at 1:53pm
post #35 of 38
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post

 

Not sure at what point the one below is taken from, but view is to the north toward mountains, which are about 100 km away.

 

That is so beautiful.  Simply stunning.  Wow.  

post #36 of 38

How about this one?  Not as much vert, but then it is East coast.

post #37 of 38
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Originally Posted by jc-ski View Post

 

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 play a part.

I like the idea... the more you press into the ski (the more aggressive the turn) the more edge hold you have... this should definitely play a part.

post #38 of 38

Who's gonna be poaching downtown Boston and NYC this weekend?

 

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  • Boston could get up to 3 feet of snow from Friday to Saturday; New York City could get up to 3 feet
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