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# Legend 8000 81 waist ?

I have a pair of 8000 tail of ski is marked 81 waist. I also measured
anyone know whates up with that??
what length?
So what's wrong with 81?
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 Originally Posted by paul jones So what's wrong with 81?
Well, maybe nothing but according to Dynastar they're 79mm in all lengths.
mine, uh, i mean Jstraw's are marked at 80mm. (172cm)
They lie on their website! I'm guessing 80 is the 'average' and they are different at each length. Anyone know?
dfifferent in some lengths as they get shorter the get fatter.
Yeah, Dynastar don't exactly make it clear but the waist width increases as the length decreases. The 184 is definitely 79mm, the mid lengths are 80 and the shorter lengths are 81, but I am not exactly sure at which length they change.
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 Originally Posted by kiwiski Yeah, Dynastar don't exactly make it clear but the waist width increases as the length decreases. The 184 is definitely 79mm, the mid lengths are 80 and the shorter lengths are 81, but I am not exactly sure at which length they change.

Well, actually they're very clear...just incorrect.
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 Originally Posted by jstraw Well, actually they're very clear...just incorrect.
Hmm... It's called "using a reference size", as for different waist widths, do the math. If you us one waist width for all sizes inany given model two things occur. 1# turning radius changes even more drmaticly than the 1m diference fore each size. 2# If I ski on a 178cm and youski on a 165cm we are not going to feel the same thing out of the ski. I should also mention it is much easier to change waist width in production that tip and tail width. Other factors to consider "taper angle"!

coup
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 Originally Posted by coupdevill Hmm... It's called "using a reference size", as for different waist widths, do the math. If you us one waist width for all sizes inany given model two things occur. 1# turning radius changes even more drmaticly than the 1m diference fore each size. 2# If I ski on a 178cm and youski on a 165cm we are not going to feel the same thing out of the ski. I should also mention it is much easier to change waist width in production that tip and tail width. Other factors to consider "taper angle"! coup
No, it's not called using a reference size. They have a chart listing dimensions for each length and it lists 79 for every length.
can you tell me where you saw that chart? all the ones i have list the lengths of the skis and one ski length is in BOLD to indicate it is the reference length
Who Cares, It is still an amazing ski.
dude, never trust a ski companies website they are made by web designers not the ski company..
and as utah 49 said: "Who Cares, It is still an amazing ski."
I have the newer legend 8000s in 165 and they are indeed 81mm. Measured them with my calipers. Havent rode them yet waiting for the damn snow. come on baby.
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