Anyone have flex #'s for the Rs-1

slalomdudeslalomdude Posts: 154
edited August 2008 in Skis Fins Bindings
I read on another forum that some of these skis have a soft flex, just wondering what #'s people have seen

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    I've seen these on a 68
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     72 - 108  - 136.5  - 176.5
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,531 Administrator
    edited August 2008
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    Mine is
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    74
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    111
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    142
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    160
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    Beware of thinking you know what this means. The flex rocker relationship is a big part of how a ski feels.
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    I have a R&D ski from some factory..... that is
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    67
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    110
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    145
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    185
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    Hardest turning, fastest ski I have ever had. By the numbers you would not thing so..... Unless you have a dozen skis to try I say trust the factory.
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  • BillBartonBillBarton Posts: 103 Baller
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    My 68" RS-1 is number 0082 and it's numbers are:
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    17" - 72
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    25" - 108
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    33" - 136
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    41" - 176.5
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    3lbs 8.3oz
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  • cliveouscliveous Posts: 19
    so can someone explain the importance of these numbers and how they affect the ski, also how do they compare to other ski's.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,531 Administrator
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    <font face="Times New Roman" size="3" color="#000000">Gosh, that is like explaining how tire pressure affects race car performance. In combination with rocker, bevel shape, profile shape, thickness, twist (yea your ski has some twist), tensional flex, dynamic flex and other stuff, flex numbers tell you how a ski will work. Lower numbers mean softer flex and higher numbers mean stiffer flex. </font>
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    <font face="Times New Roman" size="3" color="#000000">A stiff ski may be faster across and a softer ski may turn easier but that is not really always true. Not a good assumption. Some factories believe that skis can be softer if they have less rocker or the other way around. I would say that with two skis out of the same mold, flex numbers mean a lot but for two different skis from different molds or factories they mean a lot less.</font>
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    <font face="Times New Roman" size="3" color="#000000">Ski design is a Black Art. Clear rules do not seem to apply and that is why we see good R&D groups put out really crappy skis every so often. Not so much in the last few years but it does happen.</font>
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