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RS1 Skis - on the fringe, or .....?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Saw this and had to share, to ask the question.  

Is this technology breakthrough or just interesting, or ........(you tell me)

 

http://www.rs1ski.com/?goback=%2Egde_104817_member_159362374

post #2 of 11

Hard to imagine that works.

Still, I have an open mind....you have my permission to buy some.

post #3 of 11

HI there,

I saw your blog on google and i thought it would fare to show you the ski test report made by planet ski mag this month.

http://www.planetski.eu/news/4319

If you wish to know more and how to attend to a ski test please contact me on rshirion@googlemail.com

 

regards

 

Rony Shirion

post #4 of 11

I think TC should definitely get some and invite us all to come try them out.  I remain very skeptical.

post #5 of 11

I wanna see freaq try 'em too.

post #6 of 11

looks like a great way to sell broken skis rolleyes.gif

 

I would be interested in any technology that helps beginners and helps grow the sport. Would love to see a video of them in action.

post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 

I've gotten on some really interesting innovations, why not try these?

Where can someone try them out? 

post #8 of 11

Just setting them in a ski rack could be a challenge.  Who knows, these may be the future; other odd things have changed our sport. 

 

Let us know how you like them TC.

post #9 of 11

I say t'is a gimmick that's here today, gone tomorrow.

 

It looks like it just induces a helluva a lot of what is effectively additional sidecut, so why not just use a shorter and deeply sidecut ski for beginners in the 1st place?

Oh, wait, I think that's done for most part already, isn't it?

It seems like a solution in search of a problem to me, but that's just my measly opinion.

 

I would also think moving parts within the body of the ski itself would make durability an issue.

post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Skierish View Post

I say t'is a gimmick that's here today, gone tomorrow.

 

It looks like it just induces a helluva a lot of what is effectively additional sidecut, 

 

Isn't  turning power similar to 'effectively additional sidecut' exactly what we're looking for when we tip a ski to greater and greater angles? 

 

So why not have something that would amplify tipping when skier input exists, and conversely NOT have sidecut when tipping skier input does not exist?

 

When is it that tipping skier input does not exist but the ski is highly edged?    Answer: bumps.    And, not having that 'effectively additional sidecut' in bumps is a good thing. 

 

Which is why I very specifically wanted 'freaq to try them. 

post #11 of 11

Should you have a ski brake on the tails too, in case they break?  

 

Eons ago we would take a pair of junk skis, slap on a set of turntabeles, and cut the tails off right behind the bindings.  Control was different; you could straight line an elevator shaft at about 3 MPH, but you could not skid.  They were a little tough on a groomer too, you were cutting deep trenches.  Wonder if these perform anywhere close to this?

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