View Poll Results: What size Kusala do you want/ will 189 work for you?

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  • 186

    10 37.04%
  • 191

    9 33.33%
  • Want or will substitute 189 to make it happen

    14 51.85%
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  1. #26
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    186 Kusala measures out straight tape pull @ 184.5 cm

  2. #27
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    Too short. 191 pref, 189 if it's the only way
    PE, Mechanical Engineering
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  3. #28
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    ^^^Agreed

  4. #29
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    ^^^Yup.

  5. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuco View Post
    186 Kusala measures out straight tape pull @ 184.5 cm
    I thought all our tips and tails were metal. Is that edged base?

    I thought they felt 1.5 cm short!

  6. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by splat View Post
    I thought all our tips and tails were metal. Is that edged base?

    I thought they felt 1.5 cm short!
    Yeah man, this metal tip motif.
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  7. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopi_Red View Post
    ^^^Yup.
    Yeep

  8. #33
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    If it's a ski for deep days only, it's gotta be at least 190.
    No longer stuck.

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

  9. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuco View Post
    Yeah man, this metal tip motif.
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    Did I ever tell you how/why that tip metal ended up there?

  10. #35
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    Can't remember, but I like it. Tail has one too

  11. #36
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    Quote Originally Posted by splat View Post
    Did I ever tell you how/why that tip metal ended up there?
    Id love to hear the story
    Fear, Doubt, Disbelief, you have to let it all go. Free your mind!

  12. #37
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    It was impossible for me to find guys who could edge around tips and tails. I'd seen some old Fischers that had a smaller piece of metal in the tips., so I thought it'd cure the problem with good edging. Originally started with just pieces of aluminum. tried a few different ones, usually flat. But they would stick and then usually popped off when the metal memory would overpower the epoxy bond as the metal slowly went back to flat. The big flat pieces delammed the most, even after bending them first. I asked one of the French interns to draft a design for the tip that had didn't have as much metal but went down the sides to where the edges started to bend more abruptly into the nose. We did that piecce of metal without the inserts and it still wanted to go back flat, ie, pop up and off. But by putting the plastic base inserts in the metal to where there was no contiguous metal running all the way across the entire tip, and by pre-bending them, there wasn't enough strength in the metal memory to overcome the epoxy bond. We had to trial and error a lot of stuff, especially the carbon fiber, and make a lot of mistakes to do shit no other indies have ever done. But the look will always rule and I know of many guys who plowed those tips straight into rocks at high speed and were blown away with the strength they had.

  13. #38
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    Must. Look. Away...


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  14. #39
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    I can't tell whose votes haven't been cast because they're on cell phones....

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