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  Topic Started By:  TomFromAustria    On:  Fri 9th November, 2012 at 16:27
TomFromAustria
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#1  It´s like carving on the wing tip…  9 Nov '12 at 16:27


Having emerged at Innsbruck/Austria in January 2012, this ski lets you carve clean turns where others are already drifting aside.
The core of the actual invention is a pair of well-configured wings underfoot. The inclined ski makes the tip of the wing cut the snow and control the tracking. The wing can either follow the radius of the shaped edge or draw another curve.
It`s just the rider´s decision…



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WTFH
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#2  Re: It´s like carving on the wing tip…  9 Nov '12 at 16:41
Now they've got wings, they should be renamed Carefree Ultra...
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TomFromAustria
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#4  Re: It´s like carving on the wing tip…  9 Nov '12 at 18:59
In reply to WTFH (Post #2)

Originally posted by WTFH

Now they've got wings, they should be renamed Carefree Ultra...

Why not, WTFH! But I would stay with RAX as it sound raw like the name of the mountain we are at home


This is our test ground last Sunday. Old "firn" snow is dark and as hard as an ice.
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Peacock
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#5  Re: It´s like carving on the wing tip…  9 Nov '12 at 19:31
In reply to TomFromAustria (Post #1)
It's like Groundhog day, but on a seasonal basis...
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TomFromAustria
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#6  Re: It´s like carving on the wing tip…  9 Nov '12 at 21:10
In reply to Peacock (Post #5)

Originally posted by Peacock

It's like Groundhog day, but on a seasonal basis...

Please, Peacock, explain me what you are meaning!
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begede
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#9  Re: It´s like carving on the wing tip…  9 Nov '12 at 22:37
In reply to Dinosaur (Post #8)
As the vicar said "Don't knock it till you've tried it"

What you need is a rax snowboard.....
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TomFromAustria
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#10  Re: It´s like carving on the wing tip…  10 Nov '12 at 07:54
In reply to Dinosaur (Post #8)

Originally posted by Dinosaur

So end me (or anyone else who has asked) some for review, TomFromAustria. Otherwise haud yer wheesht.

Hi Dino, where are you located in France ?

Let me show one of early prototypes of "ski with wings".
It is like a gun
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TomFromAustria
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#11  Re: It´s like carving on the wing tip…  10 Nov '12 at 08:07
In reply to begede (Post #9)

Originally posted by beegeedee

As the vicar said "Don't knock it till you've tried it"

What you need is a rax snowboard.....

Yeah, in early days there were snoboards with rear fins making snowboard a one-direction snow-going vehicle. That appeared to be contraproductive.

But the "snowboard with wings" would be a new invention - you are right!
A sharp wing tip could certainly improve the tracking of extremely inclined board
while maintaining the bi-directionality.

Hm, why not try it ??
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TomFromAustria
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#13  Re: It´s like carving on the wing tip…  10 Nov '12 at 20:01
In reply to daisy (Post #12)

Originally posted by daisy

"It is like a gun"
?

First of all it is like a ski. And it should be used as ski



This extreme fun carver (radius 1.5m, 5cm underfoot) was in action in this Rax-gorge last Sunday..
Floating on the powder right and few minutes later cutting grooves in the old firn-ice left.
Executing a carved turn on such steep/hard slope, this ski is drawing two grooves by each ski.
The wing is cutting the inner groove and the sidewall-fin at the ski-tale the outer one.
The distance between the two lines varies between 2 and 10cm, deepending on the orientation of ski-base.

It was very difficult to measure the traces as you could slide down any time.
Yet only the tracking tells you the whole story.

Believe me, no other ski could carve here 4 hours without skidding aside.
Edited 10/11/2012 @ 20:08 Revision #2
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TomFromAustria
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#14  Re: It´s like carving on the wing tip…  11 Nov '12 at 16:44
In reply to daisy (Post #7)

Originally posted by daisy

"Old "firn" snow is dark and as hard as an ice."

Thats because it is ice.

That`s right, Daisy! But some ice is darker than dark.
And if is getting very, very dark you may need lateral fins(wings) like these

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layzeeboy
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#15  Re: It´s like carving on the wing tip…  11 Nov '12 at 16:48
In reply to TomFromAustria (Post #14)
Sweet Jesus, I had forgotten all about Rax, I take it these still haven't caught on. Still ridiculous.
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TomFromAustria
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#16  Re: It´s like carving on the wing tip…  12 Nov '12 at 00:17
In reply to layzeeboy (Post #15)

Originally posted by layzeeboy

Sweet Jesus, I had forgotten all about Rax, I take it these still haven't caught on. Still ridiculous.

www.raxski.com can help your memory
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WTFH
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#17  Re: It´s like carving on the wing tip…  12 Nov '12 at 08:38
In reply to TomFromAustria (Post #16)

Originally posted by TomFromAustria


www.raxski.com can help your memory

This might help as well:
http://www.natives.co.uk/forum/forget-shaped-carver/13754/1
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TomFromAustria
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#18  Re: It´s like carving on the wing tip…  12 Nov '12 at 10:37
In reply to WTFH (Post #17)

Originally posted by WTFH



This might help as well:
http://www.natives.co.uk/forum/forget-shaped-carver/13754/1

Yeah, WTFH, that was the first sin of youth!!
Five years later we have gathered more experience, exhibited twice in London, sold thousand pairs, demoed even much more times
and - the most important - invented the wings.

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TomFromAustria
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#21  Re: It´s like carving on the wing tip…  12 Nov '12 at 14:36
In reply to daisy (Post #19)

Originally posted by daisy

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dragonsden/aps/apply.shtml

oh please please please...

You are welcome, Daisy!
Somehow I`ve had the feeling that DragonsDen got already obsoleted.
Is it really stil actual ? In that case we will be pleased to act there.

I performed in the Czech licenced copy of DragonsDen two years ago and gained 3 major investors.
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