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Concave depth

SkihackSkihack Posts: 448 Baller
Has anyone given much thought about the concave depth on high end skis? What works best? Deep or shallow concaves? Doe's it really matter? Pros and Cons? I notice for the most part shallow in the tail and deeper under the bindings.


  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 1,343 Mega Baller
    edited June 2015
    There's been a lot of playing with that. Look at the step bottom skis like the Connelly V's, HO S1&2 and CX, and a bunch more. I think they figured out the concave limits years ago when they realized the more important aspect there was the bevel.
    And a bunch of other stuff
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 2,612 Mega Baller
    I doubt there is an "ideal" concave depth if considered in a vacuume. Each part of the ski - flex, bevel shape, rocker, torsional stiffness, width, etc. - relate to one another. The perfect depth of concave relates to all of those elements in combination. In other words, you can't say this depth is best without taking all other design factors into account.
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
  • skibugskibug Posts: 2,043
    too many other factors to worry about, just go grab one and ski.
    Bob Grizzi
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