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post #1 of 17
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Check this out - http://dvice.com/archives/2009/03/twin_parabolic.php

 

I think it's kind of crazy, but there might be something to it...

 

 

post #2 of 17

I needed a good laugh to start my day.  The "scientific diagram" of how / why this works is priceless:

 

Apparently nobody has ever skied the "blue" way before. 

     Also, the way the article was written -- i.e., four edges are safer than two edges because it gives you extra opportunity to slow down was mind boggling.

post #3 of 17

From the Rube Goldberg School of Ski Design. Just wait'll you have to tune 'em. Someone needs to go back and study the KISS principle again.

post #4 of 17

Don't discount it immediately.  I purchased my last pair of skis the season before parabolics came out.  I have just now purchased a new set of skis.  It would be just my luck that it is the season before a new technology comes out ;)

 

CJ

post #5 of 17

Because we all want to be locked into a certain size turn...

post #6 of 17

Did anyone notice the pictures of people racing them?  They are photoshopped!

 

Hey, I guess it's possible that this is the next great thing but somehow, I doubt it

post #7 of 17

Yes indeed, another design.....

 


(all images from Charlie Pyott's site)

 

Charlie Pyott's portfolio can be found here:

http://www.slackervision.com/cpyott/ski/index.html

 

His design is not as crazy as it might seems....no more strange and the Anton Glider suspension chassis or Atomic Double-Deck split-body ski.  With some refinement and LOTS of testing, it might be a very effective device to grip snow and enable interesting turn physics...

 

No more crazy than these (they really work!) ?


 

Anton Gliders

 

I have emailed Charlie about seeing his prototypes!  (better get my helmet ready)

 

 


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Edited by ExoticSkis - 3/10/2009 at 10:53 am
post #8 of 17

I like the location of the outside outside ski's inside edge.

I don't like the limit in tipping angle imposed by the construction.

I'm sure I wouldn't like the added cost.

post #9 of 17
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I'm sure I wouldn't like the added cost.

I am sure we won't.  The top-shelf AntonGlider goes for $4k full retail.  The cost to build these double-ski articulated rigs will not be cheap. Even in China.  Cool idea though.

post #10 of 17

Have you looked at that RTC fixed-distance carving system yet?

 

post #11 of 17

Is this going to turn out to be like razor blades where they went to 2 blades then they decided 3 was better then 4 and now 5?

post #12 of 17

Considering I have more knowleadge about photography then skis lately, I found interesting some other part of that web... This photo for example....

 

 

I'm not sure, but somehow I doubt Hermann would be really pleased to know, they are using his photo and his name to give wrong idea to people. I'm in skiing WC for quite some time, but I don't remember seeing Hermann or anyone else on these skis during races ;)

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 I like the location of the outside outside ski's inside edge.

If I were a copy editor or ski tech, I'd like the possibilities for trying to describe something: "So you mean the inside of the outside outside ski?" "No, I mean the outside of the inside outside ski..." 

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Considering I have more knowleadge about photography then skis lately, I found interesting some other part of that web... This photo for example....

 

 

I'm not sure, but somehow I doubt Hermann would be really pleased to know, they are using his photo and his name to give wrong idea to people. I'm in skiing WC for quite some time, but I don't remember seeing Hermann or anyone else on these skis during races ;)

OK, Epic legal minds: Can you photoshop a pic of a public figure and use it to imply endorsement? Exotic, this makes me less credulous than even the junk science diagram of the paths through the "gate." More like K-Mart skis than 4K skis, methinks...

post #14 of 17

It depends... you can if he or she agrees (normally with money compensation), and you got photo legally (you took it, or you bought it from photographer). It's not really news, so photoshoping is perfectly fine. But if you do this without their agreement, and also without agreement of author of the photo, you are looking for trouble. And sometimes these kind of troubles are expensive enough, that smaller companies goes bankrupt.

post #15 of 17

To be clear I like the location of the edge that is on the inside of the ski that is most outside.

In the pic of herman above, he has two skis on his left leg.  I am talking about the ski that is most to his left and the edge that is right under foot.

post #16 of 17

Ahhh... yeah (cough cough).  I have a date coming over for dinner tonight, and now I'm thinking a 'strap-on' would be good for double the fun.  After all, according to Charlie Pyott's logic, if one is good, two should be better. 


Edited by exracer - 3/10/2009 at 11:45 pm
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Have you looked at that RTC fixed-distance carving system yet?

 

 

Have not seen the RTC system...just their regular skis..got any links or pics?

 

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