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Camber - LIfe of ski

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My 2010-11 Blizzard Magnesium SLR's have seen a lot of use.  I live in the hard snow world of the Midwest.  When I put a rubber band on the brake and lay the ski on the kitchen island, there is no more than a sixteenth of an inch gap between the base and counter top (camber).  Are these ready for the rocking chair ?

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How many days? Curious because those have a lot of metal in them, they should last at least 70 or 80 days before there's a significant change in flex, even if you pound 'em. Prolly 100-150 for an average skier. 

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I agree, 70 days use is kind of a miniumum before camber starts to break down.  Do you know how many mm of camber the skis are supposed to have??  Some of the new skis don't have much camber.

 

I guess the question is - are you still happy with the way they ski?

 

Cheers

John

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Ski them. 

post #5 of 7
Continue skiing them until they feel unstable.

I got well over 200 days on a pair of 2005 Head Monster 88. Their lengthwise flex softened slightly, torsionally they felt the same throughout. Stopped using them after breaking one on a rock.
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Originally Posted by GrizzledVeteran View Post

Continue skiing them until they feel unstable.
I got well over 200 days on a pair of 2005 Head Monster 88. Their lengthwise flex softened slightly, torsionally they felt the same throughout. Stopped using them after breaking one on a rock.

 

I tend to agree.  I have the 1st gen Legend Pros which have 200 or so days and the ski still doesn't feel worn out.  

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I tend to agree.  I have the 1st gen Legend Pros which have 200 or so days and the ski still doesn't feel worn out.  


Heck......they're barely broken in.

 

SJ

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