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  Topic Started By:  TomFromAustria    On:  Fri 9th November, 2012 at 16:27
begede
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#22  Re: It´s like carving on the wing tip…  12 Nov '12 at 14:45
ok.... i will be in st anton again this season, where can i get a pair to demo?
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#23  Re: It´s like carving on the wing tip…  12 Nov '12 at 14:47
In reply to Dinosaur (Post #20)

Originally posted by Dinosaur

I can't really see what these wing tings are going to do other than make it difficult to skid turns when you want to.

Let me just repeat /* first try and then judge*/.

Well, for those of you keen on drifting and skidding: all models of the RaxSki are skidding on the edge if they are asked to. Yet they offer much better solution for situations where you have to stop or turn abruptly, that is they allow to initiate a very sharp carved turn whenever needed. Or -considering the opposite case- to execute a nice turn with the radius of say 30 meters if your ski was cut for 12m radius.
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#24  Re: It´s like carving on the wing tip…  12 Nov '12 at 14:50
In reply to begede (Post #22)

Originally posted by beegeedee

ok.... i will be in st anton again this season, where can i get a pair to demo?

We`ll probably move our headquarter to Innsbruck (modelling carved turns with Uni Innsbruck) this winter, so we can come and test at Arlberg any time. Just send a mail to tom@raxski.com. please
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#25  Re: It´s like carving on the wing tip…  12 Nov '12 at 15:22
In reply to TomFromAustria (Post #24)
Then it's a deal....
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#27  Re: It´s like carving on the wing tip…  12 Nov '12 at 18:33
In reply to techmonkey (Post #26)

Originally posted by techmonkey

These things continue to terrify me (e.g. what happens if you fall on one, hit someone else, or try and ski switch?..) but I still love that you're out there pushing your idea. The world needs more blokes in sheds dreaming up fantastic and deadly contraptions in the hours between work and dinner.

Well, Techmonkey, both Rax wings and rear fins are never as sharp as an usual carving-edge. You cannot cut the human skin with aluminium wings/fins.

Another topic: let me show you my home-mountain Raxalpe as it was mid September
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#30  Re: It´s like carving on the wing tip…  12 Nov '12 at 22:05
In reply to layzeeboy (Post #15)

Originally posted by layzeeboy

Sweet Jesus, I had forgotten all about Rax,...

It was a pleasure to refresh your memory in the last days.
In addition let me invite you to some sightseeing on the Rax, mid of September
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#31  Re: It´s like carving on the wing tip…  13 Nov '12 at 21:58
In reply to begede (Post #25)

Originally posted by beegeedee

Then it's a deal....

Dear friends, next two days are Rax test days. We have no internet there, just snow and sun
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#32  Re: It´s like carving on the wing tip…  14 Nov '12 at 08:48
In reply to TomFromAustria (Post #31)
Soon Tom Soon, have fun with your tests,
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#33  Re: It´s like carving on the wing tip…  15 Nov '12 at 11:17
In reply to begede (Post #32)

Originally posted by beegeedee

Soon Tom Soon, have fun with your tests,

Ok friends, I am back in computer civilization again



The pic was shot in a gorge on the Rax-plateau yesterday.
The dark spot at the bottom is the lower end of the "firn"snow-field coming from the right side (not visible).
Well, the "snow" had the hardness of a skate ground as it has been apparently raining and freezing here in last days.

The ski on the pic (model Rocker/Wings) was mostly carving two thin grooves (by the wing and the rear side-fin) in the ice.
In about 3 hours of testing the ski has never skidded aside by more than few centimeters.
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#34  Re: It´s like carving on the wing tip…  16 Nov '12 at 21:58
In reply to daisy (Post #29)

Originally posted by daisy

...

And yes Tom, Dragons Den is still current. Go for it.

dx

Thanks for this info, I will.



Greetings from the RaxAlpe
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TomFromAustria
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#35  Re: It´s like carving on the wing tip…  20 Jun '13 at 20:38
Anybody saying that the ski season is over? Just climb higher with skis/boots in backpack and enjoy the last snow, cool lakes and flower carpets around you. And ride virgin snow fields wherever you find them. Yeah, do really carve them without skidding and jumping.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pIklp0Z2bU
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