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can flat tail skis ski backwards?

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
can they?
post #2 of 29
Yes.
Just not as easily as twin tips.
post #3 of 29
Yep...

at Solitude, my wife wanted to ski Link all day (yeah how lame is that).

I taunted her by skiing backwards the whole way (faster than her) on the Soli XScream I was demoing.

She was not pleased.
post #4 of 29
The idea with TT's is so that you can land fakie (backwords) off jumps, rails, in the pipe, ETC. Also if there is some snow on the run that covers half your back tips you through up a little stream of snow like on those Jet Skis in the summer
post #5 of 29
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat
Yes.
Just not as easily as twin tips.
+1
I do it all the time when I watch my kids or ski with my g/f.
...unless there is powder or crud.
post #6 of 29
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Originally Posted by Yukon
Also if there is some snow on the run that covers half your back tips you through up a little stream of snow like on those Jet Skis in the summer

Ah, you mean rooster tails.
And for a usless fact - I think it is Yamaha jet-skis that do it, and the idea came from their marketing department who wanted a visual way of differentiating their skis from their competitors.
post #7 of 29
You can ski backwards on anything, but landing fakie is another story.
post #8 of 29
Also without twins, carrying any speed off the lip of a jump is near impossible. Actually, maintaining speed going switch is hard without twins in any case.

-T
post #9 of 29
Don't try to land backwards on them.
post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by jonnythan
Don't try to land backwards on them.
Oh you'll land... just not real gracefully
post #11 of 29
It can be done, you just have to be very careful landing fakie if you are planning on jumping.

Are any of you are rednecks or do you have redneck friends who take trucks out and get them stuck in swamps? You may know that rooster tailing is a term used to describe the spray of mud going all directions from straight up to straight back when you are spinning your tires like crazy in a mud bog.

If you own an SUV you owe it to yourself to go get it stuck in a swamp once in a while or catch some air in it.
post #12 of 29
Yup my friend goes wheelin and we like to joke that the biggest roster tails that he's had was a whopping 6 inches high!!!

I was also just saying that people CAn land fakie, not that i do, or can
post #13 of 29
They don't need to be that big unless you intend to land or ride switch in BC pow - I can ski fine switch on my 7.24 Pros and land fakie if I am careful!. However, Eric Pollard skiing switch in 20"+ pow would probably think twice about a 15-odd mm 'twin tip'!

R
post #14 of 29
Thread Starter 
icic..
thanks heaps!
not that interested in landing backwards in jumps, but may want to try skiing backwards!
cheers
post #15 of 29
Thread Starter 
does the B2 have twin tips?
i've read somewhere it does, can someone confirm?
post #16 of 29
They're not twin tips, but they have a slightly turned up tail (as do most skis these days)
post #17 of 29
Thread Starter 
how big of a difference does a slightly turned up tip make?
post #18 of 29
I'm not the person to ask, but what are you trying to do? Are you landing backwards off jumps or what?
post #19 of 29
Thread Starter 
yeah, and do tricks, also want to take it into the park.
i dont want to get a twin tip coz twin tips are still limited...the B2 seems invincible
post #20 of 29
Limited how? There are a couple of twin tips that people around here rave about.
post #21 of 29
Thread Starter 
yeah 1080 i think i've been thru this forum twice
they say the 1080 cant handle ice...
post #22 of 29
PUBLIC ENEMY!!

I would NEVER take a perfectly good pair of B2's into the park, is your park rails, or just jumps, and pipe?

THey would work fine in thoses places, but i wouldnt try landing backwords, but if you really want to better to do it on B2's then of a really flat tail ski.
post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by Strider
can they?
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post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by gonzostrike
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post #25 of 29
Thread Starter 
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post #26 of 29
An instructor at Shawnee PA (Rich B), had an old binding that could be reversed on the ski.

He would reverse one and then ski up to a class. When one of the students would comment .... "err' scuse me sir, but your ski is backwards!" .... he would thank them, then reverse the remaining "good" ski and ski off with both tails forward.
post #27 of 29
I have a pair of Bandit XX (the last generation before B2, pretty much same ski). I can ski switch easily on them, and the bindings are mounted fairly far back (short tails). I can land small 180s pretty easily but am too scared to try a 540 or big 180 because the tails feel so short. The tails are turned up enough to land/ski backwards though, try it if you have B2s, makes groomers fun if you can ski switch the whole way, you can kind of carve too.
post #28 of 29
Thread Starter 
the highly acclaimed Head Monster i:M 75, is the tail slightly tipped?
post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by Strider
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