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# How to shorten skis? - Page 2

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 Originally Posted by Ghost Yes, yes, yes, it's an excellent idea, but you don't need to cut those skis to shorten them. Just ski faster! L= original length * sqareroot( 1-v^2/c^2) If you ski them at warp 0.5 they will be 3/4 as long . Although it will appear to you that the bumps are 3/4 times as tight.
You need to also decide what color you want them, since as velocity increases the color wave length frequency will change. F=f(c/c-v) Therefore at 0.5c your red skis will turn blue.
There was a thread on TGR a few months back about removing the twintip from skis to allow them to be used as anchors that actually contained real information. Not such a farfetched idea.
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 Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese I know...turn them sideways..they will be much shorter, but a bit wider. I read that width was the new length anyway.
But then you'd become a double snowboard zambonier!:
It's not exactly shortening skis, but I have a cousin who cut a snowboard in half and shaped it into a pair of skis. Of course he had only two "real" edges, but when he skied them he was carving it up with the best of them. He admitted they were basically useless on real hard stuff and ice, but on softer snow they weren't bad. I was impressed!
Cut a section out of the middle, then use a racing plate (and whatever) to join them back together. Saves messing with bending a new tip.

In fact, maybe someone could patent a one size fits all ski with removable sections in the middle. I would save the ski industry lots of money by reducing the number of different molds they would have to use.
Yup, maybe we should consider removable side wall also, so all skis will be the size of ski jump skis and by the time we finish, it will become a SL WC!:
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 Originally Posted by ski=free The last time I tried tracing skis at my local shop they thought I was nuts.
I went into a ski shop once just wearing food wrap, and the owner said "I can clearly see you're nuts"
i had a customer do this when i still worked retail, he cut the tails off his daughters Kastle FW1s(remember those?) so they would fit in the trunk of his car...seriously
i once thought of writing a book about the silly thing i and other techs had seen people do to their skis intentionally and by accident i would have called it "i was just skiing along..."
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 Originally Posted by skugrud Cut a section out of the middle, then use a racing plate (and whatever) to join them back together. Saves messing with bending a new tip. In fact, maybe someone could patent a one size fits all ski with removable sections in the middle. I would save the ski industry lots of money by reducing the number of different molds they would have to use.
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Now if you figure out how to hang sponsons off the side to triple your float. . .
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