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  1. #1
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    Yes we can change...skiing (Rax ski 2009)

    Imagine that your ski can surf down the powder slope
    like a surfboard.
    Imagine that your ski can skate down the hard trail
    as it got short metal skids (or fins) cutting in the snow
    just behind your ski boots.
    Imagine that your ski can track and turn better
    than any other ski you are passing by.



    Very first prototypes of the strange "ski with fin-control"
    emerged on TGR forum in last winter.
    We called them "Rax skis" to honor their Austrian birth place.

    Heavy discussions on all big European ski/board forums followed then.
    As a result Rax skis have been further developed to improve user comfort
    and to ease the operation. Fins were moved forward, closer to the ski boots
    in order to minimize the effort needed to press the fins in any hard surface.
    Rax skis got much wider to promote fast surfing.

    Recent models are hand-made wooden cores with all-metal extensions.
    Yet the original recycling idea (cutting off used skis
    and mounting one-piece extensions on them) was not given up.




    The function of metal fins:
    A)
    When skier executes a carve turn
    the right or the left side-wall fin starts cutting the hard snow,
    such working as a functional extension of the ski edge
    and preventing ski tail from skidding away.
    Side-wall fins help accelerate the carve turn or modify dynamically
    its radius when skier transfers his weight forward or backward.
    B)
    Raising ski tips presses the center fin in the hard surface
    and lets skier "skate down the slope" close to the fall-line.
    This is a new type of ski control. We call it "raxing".
    At any moment it can be combined with carve, skidded and jump turns
    or even plowing.
    C)
    All 3 fins as well as the swallow-tail automatically cut in snow
    and control the direction and speed when surfing down powder or other soft snow.



    More than 250 Europeans have tried out Rax skis up to now: snowboarders,
    backcountry experts, adult beginners, orthodox carvers, ski acrobats.
    Childern and those who never left prepared piste before could suddenly ski
    natural snow.
    Unlike many adults, kids do not feel ashamed of wearing non-conform skis.


    Rax skis are coming to USA now.
    You are welcome to test this Austrian invention
    or to become a member of hard-core RaxRiders.

    Our first stop is New Hampshire and Vermont
    from Mar 13 to Mar 23.
    Ice Coast and all your beautiful trees and glades: we like you !
    Last edited by Tom from Austria; 03-02-2009 at 01:01 PM.

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    game on!

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    The top-sheet looks like Pam Anderson's arm tat.... classy for snowblades. Good luck!

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    Can these be mounted for telesucking?

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    Can they be used for "Going in Gay"?


    In other words, can they be GiGed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom from Austria View Post
    Heavy discussions on all big European ski/board forums followed then.
    Did those discussions include how to give yourself a ski tail enema?

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    I can't wait to go switch on those...
    Jak and Jil skinned up the hill to rip some epic lines...
    Jak cruised down throwing a huge mute 3...
    Followed by Jil with a 9.

  8. #8
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    Yes! I've been patiently waiting for the next generation of the Rax. This just made my day.

    edit: When are you bringing them to Colorado??? I will happily post a full demo TR for the collective's enjoyment.
    Last edited by Cruiser; 03-02-2009 at 01:29 PM.
    Brandine: Now Cletus, if I catch you with pig lipstick on your collar one more time you ain't gonna be allowed to sleep in the barn no more!
    Cletus: Duly noted.

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    Do they come in 195's?

    Are you related to "Mitch from Russia"?
    "The Sausage King of Chiago"

    ( @ )Y( @ )

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    that looks awesome for the crusty mank!

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    Tom: I must get on these skis immediately! When will you be making your way out west?
    Its a good thing cold smoke doesn't give you cancer.

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    also, do you have any videos of this revolutionary design in use?
    Its a good thing cold smoke doesn't give you cancer.

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    (20th Jan 09)

    Found this which is really something.. er.. special.

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    You know its bad when the guys in the demo vid suck.
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    If it can be done it can be won

    Without a chainsaw silviculture is just a theory

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    I love the new graphics; welcome to the new millennium.

    Do you make a legend of the white buffalo signature series?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzly Adams View Post
    also, do you have any videos of this revolutionary design in use?
    Yeah, Grizzly, here is an amateur vid.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWLzE2O9PNw

    Another video shows just carving on Rax skis.
    Fortunately you will not understand the text
    for it is praises the skis too much
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6mrSiYMuN4

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    HOLY MASSIVE LACERATIONS BATMAN!

    Seriously, this is just a serious accident and countless blown out knees waiting to happen.
    I thought their offices would be strewn with bunny-fucking and condom dispensers, a veritable enchanted forest of cock shafts and twat mist. - JoeStrummer

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsheanMT View Post
    Can they be used for "Going in Gay"?


    In other words, can they be GiGed?
    These are the literal definition of "going in gay".....
    They bring in the "Heart Carvers"
    Last edited by yonskion; 03-02-2009 at 02:43 PM.
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    Never argue with an idiot..They always drag you down to their level and beat you with experience

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    "raising tips activates fins"

    aka

    get in the backseat and hold on.

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    Wait.... you were serious?

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    Please be at Gunstock NH on the 20th and 21st. I will be there and would love to demo.

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    Dear Tom from Austria,

    Thank you for making skiing gay...again.

    Sadly I just watched the footage and I thought I was a shitty skier, your "pilots" of the RAX make me look great! Or is just the RAX ski that makes good skiers look really fucking shitty? In all honesty I wouldn't call them skis, but snowblades. who in hell wants to be on skis this short.

    Regards,

    Taz
    "So what's a homeless instructor do? Teach people how to build houses outta cardboard boxes and build good trash fires?" - Phuckhuck

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    if you could get these up to kirkwood this week that would be great. i can't wait to see what these will do in 6 feet of fresh.

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    StokePimpin' ain't easy

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    what an idiot. he is totally gonna lectrocute hisself.

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