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# Listed sidecut dimensions

Anybody know? Are listed sidecut dimensions out of the mold numbers, before factory stoning,grinding or filing?It seems to me that (Volkl) numbers on in the shop skis are smaller than listed???
I always thought that side cut was a matter of drawing a line from tip to tail then measuring from that line to the waist and that or the double of that was the side cut, but this is not the case.
it has to do with measuring the width of the tip and the width of the tail and width of the waist. Then computing this with some algebraic formula which renders the side cut dimention. This came from Steve Marks, K2 NW sales rep. He coldn't remember the formula off hand. If youi come up with it, let me know! Bob

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The formula equates to figuring out the radius, os opposed to the sidecut. The sidecut is just the difference in the measurements of the tip, waist and tail. The radius, is as if the ski were sitting flat on a hard surface, and an circle were drawn using the side of the ski. The more you bend the ski, the smaller the radius of the turn gets. And most skis, unless truly parabolic, have a different radius from waist to tip than they do from waist to tail. I think the manufacturers use the average of the two when they list the skis turn radius.
John, are you saying that the dimension really is meaningless? Because when tipped on edge, even slightly, there will be some bend to the ski which will decrease the radius. If this is true, how is a meaningful figure obtained?
Miles,