Originally Posted by skiatansky
When carving, can a skier bend the front of the ski to reduce the radius of the turn from the back seat?
Hmm... what if we take that as a challenge, more like a problem to solve?
I did a proof-of-concept on my rock skis - drilled a hole in the tip and attached a string that can be pulled. Then I designed like a fancy special-purpose harness that will be very successful!
As a special privilege, just for you lot here: the tech company behind this novel idea is Razie Designs - and I'm taking investors right now - angles and demons both. Don't wait, as the company is already about to go public with the ticker WTF if it's not already taken...
I can't talk too much about this ground-breaking system, but it will enable any fart (old like me or not) that can stand on skis, to bend the tips like a WC champion and more (considering the leverage resulting from some of the special design features, including a system of pulleys in the platinum versions). It works both on snow and off, while the WC racers can only do this on snow... it is the one true instant skill improver!!! The only real difference between the on-snow and off-snow applications is that the turn whose radius is being reduced is more or less virtual. So minor, i'ts only printed in small print on page 17 of the feature list manifesto, really.
P.s. The contest to find the mascot for the product is already almost over. The final options to choose from are: and and I'm thinking to use both, as these are also the ALPHA and OMEGA of skiing in general...
Some of the future improvements to the system include an actual seat to be mounted at the back of the skis, for a complete system that will make anybody bend the tips like a WC champ... including... uhh... anyone that can sit, as well. There is a lot of potential behind this innovation, really.
p.s.2. For full disclosure: the competition is a little bit fierce, from them rockered skis, which are permanently bent from factory. The difference is those are bent all the time and require no effort, but are in effect, similarly useless...
Edited by razie - 12/3/15 at 9:32am