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Construction on a Volkl Tigershark, what the heck did they do?

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 

I just purchased a almost brand new Tigershark 175, for my Eastern Hill of 300 ft vertical. I have owned Volkls for 30 years and never seen such a huge thickness at the middle of the ski on a Volkl. The constructions on the websites say wood with one metal layer. The ski reminds me of the original Elan Cap Skis and it sure looks like a cap ski to me!

 

BTW how do I adjust the bindings for my boot? I already no how to set foreword pressure but the center line is missing and I am told the binding moves for the boot size but I cannot figure out how its done. 

 

Thanks

post #2 of 20
Wow, been a while but I think there should be lever or screw in the center of the binding that allows it to be slid wider or smaller.

I'm just thinking of my old AC4's and my AC40's which have a different center section on the marker binding.

Hey jusy pay the shop the $25.00 or so to set them up, it beats paying a co-pay at the ER because you did something worng.
post #3 of 20
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity View Post

Wow, been a while but I think there should be lever or screw in the center of the binding that allows it to be slid wider or smaller.

I'm just thinking of my old AC4's and my AC40's which have a different center section on the marker binding.

Hey jusy pay the shop the $25.00 or so to set them up, it beats paying a co-pay at the ER because you did something worng.

Thanks but I worked in a shop for many years and I want to learn so I can move the binding on the hill. 


Edited by levy1 - 5/21/14 at 12:42pm
post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 

Still no word on construction?

post #5 of 20
I am with max on this, if you can't figure how it's done, I take it has been a while since you worked in one so i am sure you understand.

As far as construction, Loki was very keen on their I-beam parameter design which moved the mass and beef of the ski to above the edge to increase edge hold by making the ski stiffer both torsionally and longitudinally.
post #6 of 20

Pictures may help, but I'm betting the thickness you're seeing in the middle is the rail system that is built in for the binding.  

IIRC the Tiger Shark had the extended double grip which was a variation of a cap construction. 

Someone will correct me if I'm wrong. 

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post #8 of 20
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Yes I have, several times but you found it.

The XTD Sensor Wood Core is the construction method with the greatest proportion of wood, with two additional wood cores that stretch along the ski edges for the entire length. The XTD Sensor Wood Core offers an incomparably precise ride and harmonious flex. The doubling of the Wood Core construction with a second wood core built up over the edges allows greater power transfer and stability and increases leverage, making the continuous flex of the ski rounder and more harmonious, resulting with a precise edge grip and reliable hold so you can carve your track through the snow at high speeds.
It is a double wood core built up over the edges. Looking at the side of the ski it is twice as thick as any Volkl I have seen.
 
Now to find binding adjustment.
post #9 of 20


Try the Tuning and Maint section. 

post #10 of 20
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Try the Tuning and Maint section. 

Man, that soup sounds awful!

post #11 of 20

My usual statement is:  If you gotta ask don't.

 

However, in this case the OP is not asking to set up the binding or the DIN settings and stated that he knows how to set the forward pressure, all that he is asking is how to move the toe.

 

Difference is he knows what he wants, what to set  and how to do it, but is missing one pc of info for center adjustment.

post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by oldschoolskier View Post
 

My usual statement is:  If you gotta ask don't.

 

However, in this case the OP is not asking to set up the binding or the DIN settings and stated that he knows how to set the forward pressure, all that he is asking is how to move the toe.

 

Difference is he knows what he wants, what to set  and how to do it, but is missing one pc of info for center adjustment.

Yes, mounted hundreds, I will mount and set forward pressure but will take to shop with boots for release check.

post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
 

Pictures may help, but I'm betting the thickness you're seeing in the middle is the rail system that is built in for the binding.  

IIRC the Tiger Shark had the extended double grip which was a variation of a cap construction. 

Someone will correct me if I'm wrong. 

I agree it looks just like a cap to me.

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post #15 of 20

Levy, you were told about the construction of the ski before you bought it. Also about Volkls. You didn't want to hear that Volkl isn't the same thing as it was in the 90's. They make all sorts of different skis. The Tiger Shark is a complex cap construction ski. The cap i think is metal. I've seen the tail broken on that ski and have it still be skiable because there's resistance to pushing the tail up from the cap construction yet it would flop down when held in the air.

The big question is do you have the power switch or not? That did work. If you don't know, then it's "no". It'll be on the tail.

post #16 of 20
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Levy, you were told about the construction of the ski before you bought it. 

 

 

I would not be asking if I knew. I have owned many Volkls over the years plus worked in shops and never seen that construction from Volkl. I just wanted to understand because it is a unusual look for a Volkl. It does not have a power switch. I will supply my own power.Thumbs Up 

post #17 of 20
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 it is a unusual look for a Volkl.

 

Not if you think back to the old EnergY  Y-frame skis - it is rather a reboot of the same idea.

post #18 of 20
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When was that ski produced and was it black?

post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by levy1 View Post
 

When was that ski produced and was it black?



Err, it wasn't a specific ski, it was a construction feature on several models over several years, starting ~99 with the p40, segueing into the numerical skis like the 220, 320, 380, 420 and from there into the Supersports.   There were several that were dark-charcoal grey; some might call that 'black'.

post #20 of 20
Tiger shark is similar to AC30 and the like. Probably their high performance ending of that construction.
Atomic had their Beta Tube construction, Volkl copied years later and went with square tube cap.
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