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That infamous wet ski scent...

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Does anyone know what causes the scent that is put off from skis that are drying out? And am I the only one who likes the smell of it? I never really though about it til today when I walked out to put my drying skis away. I've noticed the smell before, but never really took note of it.
post #2 of 17
Huh? Wha? Huh?

Poop in the snow making water?
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
I don't think so, there was a fresh 6 inches where I was skiing...
post #4 of 17
Well, water vapor has somewhat of a fragrance, but I wouldn't call it infamous.
post #5 of 17
Now I've heard skis whistle cutting throught wet snow but smell,no.
post #6 of 17
Holy cow!

I have some odd moments .... I suddenly feel so .... so .... normal.

I know it won't last .... but for now it feels good.

Thank you.
post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
am I seriously the only person who notices it?
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by Rise To The Top View Post
am I seriously the only person who notices it?
Umm, seems like. It's actually the snow melting onto that sweater your dog sleeps on.
post #9 of 17
Could it just be the natural wax/base smell and you only notice it when the ski is drying??

(yes you appear to be the only one that smells it)
post #10 of 17
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Now I've heard skis whistle cutting throught wet snow but smell,no.
A friend of mine had a waterski a few years ago that for some reason had a notch cut into the fin and when you carved real hard on it it sounded like it was cutting a really huge fart - it was funnier than hell! Don't know if they smelled - I was movin' too fast !
post #11 of 17
I've noticed the smell of wet metal from the edges but thats about it.
post #12 of 17
It is a mind control chemical that induces you to buy more skis.
post #13 of 17
Smell?? I happen to have a rather acute olfactory sense, however other than the scent emanating from the rusting edges from when I do not dry the skis properly, or perhaps the smell of the grease in the bindings, I have yet to pick up on any wet-skis smell. Maybe your resort uses stinky pond water to make snow.
post #14 of 17
The wet ski scent I'd call "infamous" is that of skis wet with emulsion that has been in the bin a bit too long...
post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
Maybe I am just that weird...
post #16 of 17
what kind of skis are they?
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by Rise To The Top View Post
Maybe I am just that weird...
No. I know what you are talking about, I'm just at a loss for words to describe it. (although I am pretty weird, so maybe you aren't quite clear of that problem.)

The wet-icky emulsion is totally different and that I could describe; gross.
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