Reducing the flex possible?

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Reducing the flex possible?

Postby Neuro » Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:26 am

Maybe leave them strapped tight during the off season? Or some other ways?

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Re: Reducing the flex possible?

Postby Magnus Johansson » Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:42 am

Neuro wrote:Maybe leave them strapped tight during the off season? Or some other ways?

I don't know if that reduces the flex, but with wooden skis it reduces the camber.

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Re: Reducing the flex possible?

Postby Neuro » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:22 am

Hm, maybe I got my terms mixed up but I basically want the ski to grip more. I.e. middle part to touch the snow without jumping on it.

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Re: Reducing the flex possible?

Postby Magnus Johansson » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:53 pm

Neuro wrote:Hm, maybe I got my terms mixed up but I basically want the ski to grip more. I.e. middle part to touch the snow without jumping on it.

OK, you want a lower camber. I suspect it is too little wood in your skis to make the camber lower by strapping them together, but it is worth a try. Please, measure the camber before and after the treatment.

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Re: Reducing the flex possible?

Postby Neuro » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:33 am

Ok. I will first try to move the binding forward to see if that's enough. If not, I'll try to 'de-camber' them and post the numbers here.

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Re: Reducing the flex possible?

Postby TooHeavy » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:22 pm

Start eating more and packing on the pounds that will make them grip the snow.

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Re: Reducing the flex possible?

Postby Neuro » Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:37 pm

A tempting strategy.. 8)

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Re: Reducing the flex possible?

Postby Raubie » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:51 pm

Neuro,

Clamp them together at the balance point for 24hours.

It's a bit of a black art for sure. I'll dig up an older article from Zach Caldwell about how he went about clamping a ski he couldn't kick, with some success. I couldn't find it Googling.

I have a pair of Fischer's with he same problem (they ride like leaf springs from a '57 Chevy--a dream for DPing, but for classic...). So, under the clamp they'll go.

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Re: Reducing the flex possible?

Postby Magnus Johansson » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:24 am

Neuro wrote:Ok. I will first try to move the binding forward to see if that's enough. If not, I'll try to 'de-camber' them and post the numbers here.

I read in another thread that the de-cambering didn't work out so well. Could you reduce the camber at all?

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Re: Reducing the flex possible?

Postby Neuro » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:08 am

Since there was doubt about the effect on the honeycomb core skis I didn't try it and sold them instead.

In a way good that the camber keeps well and not susceptible to even heavy force. Means the ski will keep long I guess.


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