Thread: Liberty Helix losing camber
03-17-2012, 09:09 AM #1
Liberty Helix losing camber
I noticed the other day that my Liberty's have developed a new caver profile. These are the 10/11 version with Fat Head technology but no actual rocker in the design. I just had the stone ground and when I put them base to base I noted they now have an odd sort of camber profile much like the camber of the fucked up S6. E.g., they have a slight 2-3 mm separation for about 70 cm from the tip then come together for 5-10 cm then separate again for about 20 cm then come together again at the tail. Definitely NOT the profile they ha aI demoed the TECH TALK JONG! pro model this spring and their performance was unparalleled which is good because I ski in a wedge most of the time - bendtheski, 2011
03-17-2012, 09:55 AM #2
At purchase. These were the regular season release so they had traditional camber. Will add photos later. Question is are they bent or blown out? Should I be shopping for new sticks?I demoed the TECH TALK JONG! pro model this spring and their performance was unparalleled which is good because I ski in a wedge most of the time - bendtheski, 2011
03-17-2012, 10:14 AM #3
WTH? I Don't have any insight, but this doesn't sound right.
03-17-2012, 01:53 PM #4
I am no skibuilder but skis are made of wood = living material. seems natural that they will decamber / change camber during their lifecycle.. or through temperature changes.
How do they ski? Do you notice at all? It will probably not improve the ski, but I personally believe one should not get too hung up on slight camber changes. Just grip it an rip it, right?
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03-17-2012, 07:29 PM #5
I noticed my skis do that a little when you squeeze them. I think the force of the camber is making look wrong when squeezed together or locked together with the brake arms, but otherwise, it's fine.
just my $0.02
One more question: ever get a core shot on them?
03-18-2012, 07:07 PM #6
They have a few core shots. Though all are on the edges, but no blow outs. two core shots were continuous, one size of a nickel, the other, 3/4" X 2" or so. I'll check to see if that is the ski with the odd camber.I demoed the TECH TALK JONG! pro model this spring and their performance was unparalleled which is good because I ski in a wedge most of the time - bendtheski, 2011
03-19-2012, 02:08 AM #7
03-19-2012, 06:58 AM #8
Has it changed how they ski?
03-19-2012, 07:27 AM #9
Did you ski for a while with the core shot exposed? That could possibly do it.