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post #31 of 38
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Originally Posted by Smartyiak View Post


C'mon everyone: P-A-R-A-B-O-L-I-C!!!!

"Hi, my name's crgildart and I'm a parabolic".

post #32 of 38
parabolique for me..it's Froggish y'know
post #33 of 38
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Originally Posted by Smartyiak View Post


C'mon everyone: P-A-R-A-B-O-L-I-C!!!!

"Hi, my name's crgildart and I'm a parabolic".

 

post #34 of 38
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Originally Posted by markojp View Post

Rick and cr, you're getting much too serious and introspective here.... Give the OP a thumbs up and roll with'im! cool.gif

 

Sorry, he just hit a nerve by using the word parabolic which is a term that just rubs me the wrong way. Mostly because people come into our shop all the time and ask for parabolic skis or when I ask what ski they are currently skiing on they will reply, I don't know but they are parabolic.  When they say that I just want to scream!  Add that to sit back in powder and swivel your tips.  Good Grief!  Learn how to ski!

 

If they OP is stll hanging around, my apolgies to you.  Go ahead sit back and parabolic away.

 

Rick G

post #35 of 38
Relax.
Mathematically a circle is a special case in the family of parabolic curves.
What I want is some hyperbolic skis!
Maybe that is for next year's marketing campaign.
post #36 of 38
Thread Starter 

Does anyone on the racing circuit use off-the-rack shape skis?

My understanding is they need to be tempered with a complete throughline of rigid material from tail to tip so that racers are not toe-turning on icy courses. I can't imagine how they would manage on watered tracks without beveled and micro-cracked edges.

post #37 of 38

Narrow skis "edge" more aggressively with less effort than wide skis.

 

That's just plane geometery.

 

That math-a magical leverage can do wonders on a hard packed steep slope. 

 

When the snow is 12 inches or more,  Edges don't really mater ;-)  Like today!

 

Gawd it was good out there on the fats (Evplosiv) !  I'm going again tomorrow with the skiny skis. !

 

I bet the smiles are just as real!

post #38 of 38
Thread Starter 

If you do hit an ice patch you will be ready for it with those skinnies! Enjoy the fluff while it lasts!!

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