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Lightning skis..Has anyone skied them?

post #1 of 17
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http://www.lightningboards.com/

The shapes look great, the look is awesome. How do they ski?
post #2 of 17
Phil I've spoken with one of the designers/ craftsman and fondled them. They have wooden edges. Repeat they are ALL WOOD, no metal edges. A cool throwback, retro, nostalgic thing but not really a 'ski' in the conventional sense. They say they ski great in soft conditions however.
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom
Phil I've spoken with one of the designers/ craftsman and fondled them. They have wooden edges. Repeat they are ALL WOOD, no metal edges. A cool throwback, retro, nostalgic thing but not really a 'ski' in the conventional sense. They say they ski great in soft conditions however.
they say they have "Electra 4000 bases" I assumed there was an edge there though. What is the weight like? Flex?
post #4 of 17
Phil, they were very light weight, they mention steel edges but every model says 'lignostone edges' that is a very hard wood, not steel. The models I saw were wood bases as well. They may offer custom P Tex and Steel edge versions.
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It is funny the way they have stolen the dimensions from mainstream skis. Their 8k just happens to have exactly the same dimensions as the Legend 8000. But at least they admit it.

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Bottoms have imported Lignostone material, polycarbonate or steel for the edges and Electra 4000 P-Tex
And from the Lignostone website, the material is just wood impregnated with resin and is suitable for:

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# Gymnastic Flyrings
# Springboards
# Parallel bars
# Hockeyheads
# Baseball bats
# Billiard tables
# Gofheads
# Ski side strips
# Bottom for race cars
post #6 of 17
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I ordered a pair. I will post results after I get on them.
post #7 of 17

Aside from Lignostone edges, flex is an unknown?

Which ones and how did you pick length?
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by comprex
Which ones and how did you pick length?
NICE DADDY 120-85-105
A telemark or resort ski with that new rounder tip look. It has a wider foot print than The Natural and a narrow waist for carving. Similar to Atomic Sweet Daddy, Elan M 777, Nordic Hot Rod. Lignostone edges. Length 177cm.
post #9 of 17

Wood bases?

So are you going to pine tar the wood bases?
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by c1er
So are you going to pine tar the wood bases?
I am thinking either Pledge or Min-wax. I am just not sure if I should go with the "Lemon-Fresh" scent.
post #11 of 17
two issues:

1: How do you sharpen the edges?

2: DON'T use pledge. It contains silicon -- lots. Nothing else will stick, like the wax of the day..... you don't want that....
post #12 of 17
[quote=BigE]two issues:

1: How do you sharpen the edges?

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post #13 of 17
Canadian, eh?

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post #15 of 17
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My Sweet Dad's just arrived. I am in a quandry, they are almost too pretty to mount. I will keep you posted..I need more scotch before I decide.
post #16 of 17
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I mounted them up and skied them today. I have an e-mail to lightningboards discussing my findings. I will post a review soon.
post #17 of 17

Looking forward to your review.

Looking forward to your review.
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