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  1. #1
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    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.

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    hmmm ...
    In search of the elusive artic powder weasel ...

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    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

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    sounds sweet, count me in for demo. Love my Lhasa fat
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    otto, thanks for posting this... here are the dims
    Kusala
    Dimension:
    • 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 12:48 PM.
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    believe...

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    I think i no longer lust for Renegades....
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    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.

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    They should come with a pair of Tingshas or some prayer flags.

    Love the graphix on my clear over CF BRO 192s, hint hint.
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    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

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    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...

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    While you're moving into production of that awesome design feel free to barely mess up a pair of carbon 191 LP's, thanks!
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    This sounds sick. Can't wait for this shape with that PM gear carbon lay-up.

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    What is measured to get the reverse camber height?

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    Just to confirm, what's the camber profile like, full reverse or regular camber underfoot?

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    Fingers crossed for something in the 202 - 208 range

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    Quote Originally Posted by D(C) View Post
    Just to confirm, what's the camber profile like, full reverse or regular camber underfoot?

    minimal to no camber.
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    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

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    You guys sure are good at building the stoke!

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    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.

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    ^^^ some of the 191 lhasas had a 2mm wider tail than the 186 & 196.

    121mm tail for the 191. (pretty sure anyway)
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfluffenmeister View Post
    ^^^ some of the 191 lhasas had a 2mm wider tail than the 186 & 196.

    121mm tail for the 191. (pretty sure anyway)
    True that, I've got a pair of the fat lhasas. Still pretty pintailed but there's definitely enough tail to work with.
    But Ellen kicks ass - if she had a beard it would be much more haggard. -Jer

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    im seeing a much bigger radius than 30m from those dims
    which i like very much..
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    Quote Originally Posted by vanisle View Post
    im seeing a much bigger radius than 30m from those dims
    which i like very much..
    I'm guessing it's a short sidecut length, which accounts for the reasonable radius in spite of very straight dimensions.

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    These skis are going to crush. That is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaNosser View Post
    Kusala
    Dimension:
    • 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
    RAD bump

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    I'm really troubled by whatever pictures the Don had to search through to arrive at that one...

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