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Thread: The Official Ski Weight Thread
02-10-2007, 11:54 PM #1
The Official Ski Weight and Other Stuff Thread
First, I would like to state that I cannot take credit for any of the weighing.
I merely went through all the threads, compiled all the data, and made a fancy spreadsheet.
All my data was compiled from the following threads.
The true thanks goes to these individuals.
verbier61's thread (which is not included as those arent actual weights)
Ireallyliketoski's thread (which has some unique info not included in my chart)
I appoligize if I missed anyone, but hey, theres a lot of threads here.
Some skis are listed twice and with different weights.
Thats because I included all data.
Some weights may be weird, like shorter skis weighing more than longer skis of the same brand and model, but like I said, I just got the data from the other threads and put them together.
Regarding dimensions\radii, I did the best I could to find the right info, but if something is glaringly wrong, let me know and I can update it.
Skis without radii, I used the calculator in Ireallyliketoski's thread that he has a link to.
Base Area Appx Calc - heres what I did.
I broke down the ski into 3 parts.
A1 = The rectangle formed by the wasit and the entire length of the ski
A2 = The two triangles formed at the tip outside of the rectangle formed by Area1
A3 = The two triangles formed at the tail outside of the rectangle formed by Area1
A = A1 + A2 + A3
Tip width = x
Waist width = y
Tail Width = z
Length = L
I also assumed the waist, was at 40% the Length from the tail.
Formulas were as followed;
A1 = y*L
A2 = (x-y)/2 * (.6L)
A3 = (z-y)/2 * (.4L)
The result was pretty accurate when I compared the cad file area to the calculated area as above.
Thanks to dfinn for hosting some of the image files.
Hope this helps.
coutesy of our norwegian ski enginerd, endre. Thanks!
Modell= name of ski
kr lgd=length without tips (running length)
bt lgd=back tip length
ft lgd=front tiplength
f ski=front ski length
b ski=back ski length
%=percent mounting point
tot%=percent with tips
bak=reference width back ski
midt=width mid ski
fram=reference width front ski
tupp=widest tip width
R=meters turning radius
bt ar=back tip area
kr ar=runing length area
ft ar=front tip area
tot ar=total area
bt=back tip height
ft=front tip height
bak=thickness thinnest at back
midt=thickness thickest middle
fram=thickness thinnest front
gr=weight (of one ski)
gr/cm²=weight/total base area
bc jib skis:
Last edited by pechelman; 03-17-2007 at 03:52 PM.
02-11-2007, 03:04 AM #2
New Kingswoods weights (taken from web site which states 'approx')
Mega-fat 185cm = 4.8kg/pair (p)
'07 Fat 185 = 2.3kg per ski or 4.6kg/p. These are slightly wider than the existing Fat, so prob slightly heavier, but this is close to what's listed already.
Arrowsmith 198cm 4.8kg/pair
Archetype 185cm = 4.2kg/p
170cm = 3.4kg/p
You've taken a large bite with this one brother - nice work.
02-11-2007, 03:17 AM #3Registered User
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Nice work, I have a fairly big spreadsheet with tons of skis' dimensions, radius, and occasionally other info such as running surface, weight, etc. If I have the time I could incorporate your weights into it, or else I can send you the file if you'd like it...
02-11-2007, 08:10 AM #4
Spotted a slight flaw, the Blizzard Titan Pro is 193cm, not 191cm.
Guess, I'll chuck a few skis in the car tonight and weight them at the lab (calibrated lab scale). Will post the weights and models tomorrow.Originally Posted by RootSkier
02-11-2007, 09:06 AM #5
love to see a grams/lenght/width info too.
maybe grams per cm2 (squared) of the ski?
I have a friend looking for 70-80 under foot and 150ish cm, light, so the info is great to see
02-11-2007, 09:42 AM #6
thats something i was thinking about last night mntlion.
too much work for me yesterday, but Ive definitely have that in the works.
singel, send me yours and ill send you mine
im MYTGRALIAS AT gmail DOT com
02-11-2007, 09:44 AM #7
cool, love to see that info.
02-11-2007, 09:58 AM #8
Can we get a sticky.....`•.¸¸.•´><((((º>`•.¸¸.•´¯`•.¸.•´¯`•...¸><((((º>
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02-11-2007, 03:19 PM #9
K2 AK Launcher (yellow ones), 174 3,657
Atomic R-Ex, 191 3,827
Linkens, with yellow risers and bar 1,855
HammerHead's, with climbing bar 1,474
Last edited by bisnibble; 02-11-2007 at 03:36 PM.
02-11-2007, 03:55 PM #10
The past two years of Powder buyer's guides have posted weights for most of the popular Alpine binders and Touring binders. My issues are put away somewhere, but if somebody wants to look them up to amend the list, they're there.
Second thought: The weights were converted from grams to pounds and rounded to the nearest tenth, so a backwards conversion wouldnt be quite exact.ROBOTS ARE EATING MY FACE.
02-11-2007, 04:33 PM #11
along those lines regarding weight conversion
a lot of the data I had to work with was in pounds
so I did a rough conversion and rounded to the nearest gram.
ive got a couple hours to screw around with this, gonna try to add some more info to the ski charts
02-11-2007, 07:32 PM #12
cause i added a shit ton of info
edit: and if anyone has some webspace I could bum for these pics, that would be awesome so I dont have to deal with chopping the pics and stupid TGR 100kb size limits and resizing.
Last edited by pechelman; 02-11-2007 at 07:41 PM.
02-11-2007, 07:56 PM #13pura vida
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PM me with the info, I can put it up on my server.
02-11-2007, 09:24 PM #14
02-11-2007, 09:43 PM #15
thanks to dfinn for hosting the new and improved image files for the skis.
02-11-2007, 10:09 PM #16
but how does a 198 kingswood have a smaller turn radius than the corresponding 185 kingswood?
02-11-2007, 10:14 PM #17
Last edited by pechelman; 02-11-2007 at 10:19 PM.
02-11-2007, 10:17 PM #18
I love you man.Do you by chance happen to own a large, yellowish, very flat cat?
02-11-2007, 11:44 PM #19
Sweet - I own the heaviest skis on that list. No wonder my shoulder always hurts.
02-11-2007, 11:54 PM #20
where would we be without engineers?
throw the 192 in there if you want, phil.
shoot me a mail for the weight.
02-12-2007, 12:40 AM #21Registered User
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Last edited by Singel; 02-12-2007 at 01:26 AM.
02-12-2007, 09:56 AM #22
re: freerides, should that be toe shim, not heel shim?
edit: should say good work, as well
Last edited by danhikeski; 02-12-2007 at 10:02 AM.
02-12-2007, 10:00 AM #23
I dont know, cause there is that rubber tripod heelshim as well.
I took everything verbatim from the previous posts.
take everythign with a grain of salt
either way, its 50grams. Not really worth worrying over.
02-12-2007, 10:04 AM #24
oh, didn't think of that, I wasn't really trying to pick apart your work, just thought it was a typo after doing so much work
02-12-2007, 10:09 AM #25
really really really useful, thanks!
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