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post #31 of 36
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Originally Posted by MAGGOT View Post
I didn't read this whole thread, got bored with the arguing about whether bode is or isn't a drunk idiot.


Skis wear out, even fancy race room built wood core skis, especially when they're skied as hard and often as I'm sure bode's skis are.

It seems odd to think the breakdown in flex could happen so suddenly as to pinpointed to a single run, but I remember when my ak rockets turned to noodles, I definitely noticed them start to soften a little, then become almost unusable, over the course of a single day.
Interesting. Did that happen to both skis simultaneously?
post #32 of 36
Two pages and no sex jokes yet? Shame on all of you!
post #33 of 36
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Originally Posted by WestEast View Post
Interesting. Did that happen to both skis simultaneously?
Yea, they were foam core, so I wasn't too surprised, but still, if I can do that to a pair of foam cores, and notice the difference over a couple hours, I'm sure Bode can do it to wood core's and notice the difference over the course of a run.
post #34 of 36
Since it was so sudden, I'm surprised that it happened to both your skis at once. I mean, I realize that they were exposed to the same environment (heat changes and whatnot) but I would figure that the difference in forces (if you had a particularly hard landing on one ski, etc) would mean that if they were to disintegrate over such a short period of time, they wouldn't both do it at the same time.
post #35 of 36
I'd have to guess that Head has some way of dynotesting skis. They probably know the exact flex of every ski that Bode has. They can probably test the skis he was on in Solden. They'll know if they went soft or not. I don't think he'd say that if he couldn't prove it.
post #36 of 36
I don’t know about skis, but both of my boots did the same thing in the course of a day last year… completely turned to mush preventing me from turning my lovely Prophets.

My sister had a similar but more catastrophic issue with her boots several years ago. After lunch she started to buckle a boot and 3 of the four buckles snapped off. She went to the other boot and 2 of the four buckles popped off. Actually, this was one of the funniest things I have ever seen.

My point: although our equipment might not undergo identical stresses and strains, over the long haul they are probably close enough that on a given day when say the temp profile is just right (or wrong) the over stressed plastics, foam, wood, or whatever is going to fail at pretty much the same time.

As for Bode’s equipment, maybe it failed and I can believe that, but I like NE1’s speculation:

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Originally Posted by NE1 View Post
Most of the replies so far assume that Bode was referencing a percieved material flaw/change internal to the ski.

I wonder if perhaps the conditions became more solid on the second run, and he was speculating that he would have chosen a stiffer pair to start that run with?

Or perhaps the first run was rock-solid and effectively de-tuned his edges just enough to cause a problem?
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