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Thread: PM Gear Kusala pow
12-08-2012, 06:28 PM #1
PM Gear Kusala pow
Splat spilled a bit about a new model and I thought some might want to hear about it before they
bought something else and regretted not knowing about it.
Kusala loosely means "a state of contentedness flowing from skill". And it sounds good next to Lhasa .
First ones will be 186 with a width of 124mm. Subtle tip and tail rocker. High 20's/low 30's radius.
I think this could be a super cool ski, as I've tried and really liked limited rocker skis (Automatic/Renegade/Cochise)
but very much preferred the damped but poppy feel of the Lhasa's full width carbon/fiberglass blend.
Think he'll have few protos soon, I'll probably mount mine with demos if anyone wants to try at Kirkwood/Mammoth.Life of a repo man is always intense.
12-08-2012, 06:30 PM #2
hmmm ...In search of the elusive artic powder weasel ...
12-08-2012, 06:58 PM #3
Grrrrr. I just bought splatulas! Now I have to get another pair of skis! My wife is going to hate me...But Ellen kicks ass - if she had a beard it would be much more haggard. -Jer
12-08-2012, 07:05 PM #4
sounds sweet, count me in for demo. Love my Lhasa fatI need to go to Utah.
Yeah, Utah. It's wedged in between Wyoming and Nevada. You've seen pictures of it, right?
12-08-2012, 07:40 PM #5
otto, thanks for posting this... here are the dims
• Length: 186cm
• Dim: 133.2 / 124 / 129.4 mm
• Radius: approximately 30m
• Pintail profile: 0.4°
• Front rocker length: 460mm
• Front rocker height: 23.7mm (including the front reverse camber)
• Rear rocker length: 390mm
• Rear rocker height: 13.1mm (including the rear reverse camber)
• Front end height: 90mm
• Rear end height: 30mm
I imagine Splat reserves the right to tweak these dims however he deems necessary..
He also shared there's gonna be a deep pow Lhasa blown out to 122mm...
Last edited by BaNosser; 02-25-2013 at 01:48 PM.'To quote my bro
"We're not K2. We're a bunch of maggots running one press at full steam building killer fukkin skis and putting smiles on our friends' faces." ' - skifishbum '08
12-08-2012, 07:44 PM #6
I think i no longer lust for Renegades....You dont stop playing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop playing
12-08-2012, 08:49 PM #7
It's a praxis protest/fatter wootest.
Seriously. Look at the dimensions and the change from mid to tip and from mid to tail. Plus the rocker length and tip and tail heights.
Should be a sick ski.
12-08-2012, 09:24 PM #8
They should come with a pair of Tingshas or some prayer flags.
Love the graphix on my clear over CF BRO 192s, hint hint.You are the mission Bob.
12-08-2012, 11:09 PM #9
I am willing to product test these in Alaska, the ultimate proving ground.But Ellen kicks ass - if she had a beard it would be much more haggard. -Jer
12-09-2012, 12:43 AM #10
ottoparts is responsible for kicking me in the ass to get these done. Our former French intern from a few years ago, Pierre, who designed a lot of our skis, designed these. He's been engineering at a nuke plant in France by day and building carbon fiber skis at night. It's been a great collaboration project fueled and brought to fruition by people who love the thought of this kind of shape done in carbon for light skinning on a kill pow ski. ottoparts also contributed the name. Here's a shot of his pair...
12-09-2012, 12:56 AM #11
While you're moving into production of that awesome design feel free to barely mess up a pair of carbon 191 LP's, thanks!Neil Young said Harvest put him right in the middle of the road, so he headed for the nearest ditch. I think we've kind of just gone ditch to ditch to ditch a lot of the time.
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12-09-2012, 01:12 AM #12Registered User
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This sounds sick. Can't wait for this shape with that PM gear carbon lay-up.
12-09-2012, 06:46 AM #13
What is measured to get the reverse camber height?
12-09-2012, 11:35 AM #14
Just to confirm, what's the camber profile like, full reverse or regular camber underfoot?
12-09-2012, 11:50 AM #15
Fingers crossed for something in the 202 - 208 range
12-09-2012, 04:21 PM #16
12-09-2012, 07:50 PM #17
Splat! You've got to promise never to stop building 192 bros, they're just amazing.But Ellen kicks ass - if she had a beard it would be much more haggard. -Jer
12-09-2012, 08:24 PM #18
You guys sure are good at building the stoke!
12-09-2012, 08:39 PM #19
Any chance of basically a Lhasa with a wider tail or a bro fat with more sidecut?
I love the idea of toned down rocker/camber.No longer stuck.
12-09-2012, 08:44 PM #20
^^^ some of the 191 lhasas had a 2mm wider tail than the 186 & 196.
121mm tail for the 191. (pretty sure anyway)In search of the elusive artic powder weasel ...
12-09-2012, 09:02 PM #21
12-09-2012, 09:19 PM #22
im seeing a much bigger radius than 30m from those dims
which i like very much..You dont stop playing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop playing
12-09-2012, 10:40 PM #23
12-09-2012, 11:32 PM #24
These skis are going to crush. That is all.
12-09-2012, 11:59 PM #25