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10-09-2012, 02:36 AM #1
Hey backcountry.com, skis aren't made of titanium!
There's plenty more, you get the idea though.
While we're at it, bindings aren't made of titanium either:
I'd love me some titanium salomons. At least this actually have *some* titanium, but the description is still quite the stretch.
Time to teach some marketing writers that titanal is not titanium, it's an aluminum alloy.
10-09-2012, 07:34 AM #2
Titanal, pics or it did not happen!You are the mission Bob.
10-09-2012, 09:36 AM #3
In BC.com's defense, pretty much everyone (including solomon's website) says the Z12 Ti's are made out of titanium. Maybe they have some Ti hardware or something?
10-09-2012, 09:39 AM #4
the track that the heel piece clicks into is titanium. it saves 12g from steel.
10-09-2012, 11:48 AM #5
10-09-2012, 11:50 AM #6
This is why I keep buying skis from Backcountry.com and returning them after a few days for a full refund. I want some titanium skis, damnit!
10-10-2012, 10:49 AM #7
Lots of people, including copywriters and editors at online retailers, don't realize Titanal and titanium are not the same thing.
10-10-2012, 10:56 AM #8
10-10-2012, 01:42 PM #9
10-10-2012, 02:26 PM #10
10-10-2012, 05:58 PM #11
Cost is not the only reason that skis use Titanal instead of Titanium. Titanium would be a pretty shitty material for use in skis.
10-10-2012, 06:02 PM #12
True. Its specific bending stiffness is not much better than steel and far worse than aluminum.
10-10-2012, 08:26 PM #13
According to this there is a teeny tiny amount of Titanium actually in it.No longer stuck.
10-10-2012, 10:34 PM #14
That is the worst written wikipedia page I've read. Ever.
10-10-2012, 10:37 PM #15
10-10-2012, 10:40 PM #16
My girl broke two of those titanium tracks last year and shes not exactly dropping cliffs"make it snow you fuck"
-Mikee, every single morning
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10-10-2012, 10:47 PM #17No longer stuck.
10-10-2012, 10:55 PM #18
10-12-2012, 08:31 AM #19indentured servant
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why hack on ski companies? Bikes have been "titanium" for years yet the actual amount of titanium in the alloy is something like 2.5%?
Titanium by itself is super brittle yet it alloys with pretty much everything, it is the "Nymphomaniac metal". TITANAL for sure.
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10-12-2012, 09:22 AM #20
And where are you getting that it's brittle? It has better elastic qualities than either steel or aluminum (and by a considerable margin).
10-12-2012, 10:12 AM #21
10-12-2012, 10:24 AM #22
10-30-2012, 10:01 AM #23Registered User
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You do not understand what that Chart means.
Modulus of elasticity is a measure of a materials stiffness. Higher E-Modulus means higher Stiffness. Nothing to do with ductility or elongation.
10-30-2012, 10:05 AM #24"If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise." -Robert Fritz
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