Left - Right
Originally Posted by mmth_lks_mike
Had my new skiis fitted with new bindings and got home and noticed there is no left or right sticker on my skiis. I have been skiing for 39 yrs and gone through many boards and always had at least one ski with either an "L" or "R" on it. Should I be concerned? After all there was a left boot and a right boot when the tech did the mounting....
Some good ones here Mike. Sort of depends on how you ski Mammoth; left to right or right to left.
Seriously. A lot of skiers/racers marked their ski's R and L depending on how they tuned the ski. In the older days (straight skis) racers tuned their outside edge usually less sharp than their inside edge. Therefore they would mark ski's L and R so as to not end up on the duller edge on the inside. Some racers would even detune their tips and tails back further on the outside edge thus making the marking almost mandatory. The new ski's, style, techniques etc. almost eliminate this need. Example: catching an outside edge on a 207cm ski was sometimes a very tumbling experience.
Out of habit, probably not necessity I still mark my ski's L and R and make sure the inside edge is really tuned properly.
Good Skiing to you. We have 119 inches up here and it has been great. Have a great winter.