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  1. #1
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    WTF is a Soft Edge Ski? Gilson Skis

    So this advertisement popped up for soft edge skis.... huh?

    http://www.gilsonsnow.com/ski-release.html

    I guess I would give a pair a try as a novelty like Rax, or those wood only skis, or snowboarding but can not see an advantage that would have me spending any $$$
    \Discuss

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    Looks like they've fully spooned the whole ski.

    I'd be amazed/impressed if they manage to sell a thousand pairs of this.

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    WTF is a Soft Edge Ski? Gilson Skis

    So it's a modern K2 Ballet. I skied a pair of those once - ONCE - back in 1983. They sucked.

    Looks like a solution in search of a problem. YMMV.

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    I vote that you all resurrect ski ballet
    wouldya look at those sleeves!
    skid luxury

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    Mosely could be the man for it


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    That looks like a fucking terrible idea.
    No longer stuck.

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    Just an uneducated guess.

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    from Winfield, PA.

    'nough said.
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    Sweet Swatch watch ad in the background of the Breck video

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    So it's just a normal ski with a really shitty base high tune?

    Sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    from Winfield, PA.

    'nough said.
    Hey now! That's right between Jersey Town and Jersey Shore!!!
    It makes perfect sense...until you think about it.

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    These guys were at Eldora a few years ago, I tried their swallowtail and park boards. The park board was LOOSE. Any jabroni could press and manual on them, which was cool, but was way too unstable for anything outside the park. Soft edge meant no catches on boardslides, so I can see the appeal for jibbers

    Swallowtail was OK, I didn't think it was anything groundbreaking in bounds, might be something that you only bring out on deep days. The "pow channel" thing, didn't really get to see what it does since it was sunny hardpack, so I guess my experience is incomplete?

    The soft edge is weird, not a fan of it at high speeds at all. I believe they said the edge "catches" at a 10 degree tilt.

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    I tagged their camper with a BBI sticker while
    they were parked in the Bachelor parking lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    I tagged their camper with a BBI sticker while
    they were parked in the Bachelor parking lot.
    Winner! Contact hq for your prize.


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    Well maybe I'm the faggot America
    I'm not a part of a redneck agenda

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    If you're worried about catching, you just bevel at 1.5 degrees, and skip making a ski that's a fucked up and unnecessarily complicated.
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Of point a little bit, but why hasn't a ski company made a production ski without edges?
    That would work great for rails and urban.
    Skiing: even when it's bad it's GOOD.


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    I've got a new pair, If I can find may way back to this thread once I ski them, I'll let you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skibum93 View Post
    Of point a little bit, but why hasn't a ski company made a production ski without edges?
    That would work great for rails and urban.
    Because that would be retarded.

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    This should be good.... hope they're red.

    Quote Originally Posted by patrullr View Post
    I've got a new pair, If I can find may way back to this thread once I ski them, I'll let you know.
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    If I lived in WA, Oft would be my realtor. Seriously.

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    I am sure any shop rat will get the tune right.



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