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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

So, by now many of you must have heard about Volkl UVO.

 

"UVO (Ultimate Vibration Object) is the first application of free-floating, 360° vibration absorbing technology to minimize disruptive ski vibration. Vibration inherently arises when skis interact with undulating terrain. The ski’s shovel in particular is set in motion in all directions—not just along its axis. UVO technology delivers proven reduction of these vibrations, delivering a quieter, more stable and precise ride." (from Volkl web site, more available here)

 

Two questions arise:

- Can this UVO thing be used to dampen the non-Volkl ride (I am thinking in particular about Line SD 110)?

- Are there similar solutions available from other manufacturers?
 

post #2 of 12
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Originally Posted by VladSki View Post
 

- Are there similar solutions available from other manufacturers?
 

 

The FLO:

http://floskis.com/id41.html

 

^ 100% mass damper, very heavy feeling on the ski but it works like crazy.

post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by VladSki View Post
 

So, by now many of you must have heard about Volkl UVO.

 

"UVO (Ultimate Vibration Object) is the first application of free-floating, 360° vibration absorbing technology to minimize disruptive ski vibration. Vibration inherently arises when skis interact with undulating terrain. The ski’s shovel in particular is set in motion in all directions—not just along its axis. UVO technology delivers proven reduction of these vibrations, delivering a quieter, more stable and precise ride." (from Volkl web site, more available here)

 

Two questions arise:

- Can this UVO thing be used to dampen the non-Volkl ride (I am thinking in particular about Line SD 110)?

- Are there similar solutions available from other manufacturers?
 

Maybe you should have done more research and bought a damp ski to begin with.

post #4 of 12

Another thing you can try is audio damping sheets.    Remember the old Rossi V.A.S. stick-on type vibration absorbers?   Well you can buy stuff like that now:
http://www.amazon.com/V-MAXSP-Aluminum-Cascade-Audio-Engineering/dp/B0086I2F9C/ref=sr_1_2?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1428082581&sr=1-2&keywords=Damping+Sheet
 

post #5 of 12

Weight removal seems to work, too -- Kästle, anyone?

post #6 of 12

If you have a laptop and a microphone you can use a panel exciter  and a noise generator to map nodes/nulls:

http://www.amazon.com/Dayton-Audio-DAEX25Q-4-Quad-Exciter/dp/B00PY670GC/ref=sr_1_14?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1428082897&sr=1-14&keywords=nxt+speakers

 

- the cool thing is you can do that even on a weighted, loaded ski.
 

post #7 of 12

^^^ I think OP wants to have a general discussion on the subject of these aftermarket devices

 

In another recent thread, someone was "begging" for someone to try the UVO on a DPS carbon fiber ski to see if it helped reduce tip flap.

 

But I wonder what such devices and their added weight will do to the feel and swing weight of a ski ?

As a golfer, an extra 2 grams at the end of a golf club is very noticeable in swing weight feel.

post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by ARL67 View Post
 

In another recent thread, someone was "begging" for someone to try the UVO on a DPS carbon fiber ski to see if it helped reduce tip flap.

 

Not accidentally, that was me :D

 

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Originally Posted by ARL67 View Post

 

But I wonder what such devices and their added weight will do to the feel and swing weight of a ski ?

 

 

As I said above, the weight change is obvious with mass dampers - from first hand experience putting a full size Flo on a 130cm junior twintip makes it feel like a 210cm SG ski.

The CLD sheets are a different story - very light, light enough for me to use on my wide XCD skis.    Makes them feel much nicer when skiing across refrozen postholes and stuff, in a less-hollow-feeling-more-solid-core way.

post #9 of 12
Derbyflex plates?
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Caucasian Asian View Post

Derbyflex plates?

 

*dies laughing*

Remember the Markers with the super long piston arms?  

post #11 of 12

cantunamunch:

 

I owned the first gen DPS 112RP Pure 184, and my pal had them in 191

Yes they exhibited a lot of tip flap on groomers, and transmitted a lot of groomer vibrations to your feet 

My pal then had 112RP Pure2 192,  and they were not as tip flappy

I was recently on another friend's DPS 99 Pure3 184 for a couple runs and they felt much damper over crappy/bumpier snow.

Have you been on any of the DPS Pure3 construction ?

Not sure if they need such UVO treatment.  Plus there is the whole weight & swing-weight issues by added mass to the tip areas. 

post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ecimmortal View Post
 

Maybe you should have done more research and bought a damp ski to begin with.

 

 Agree with you that a damper ski would be a better option to start with, but I really like the on-the-snow feel of SD 110.

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