Ugly skis need love too

So, did they work, and how were they? Show everyone proof that your ride was a success (or even a complete failure)!

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Ugly skis need love too

Post by sammer » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:30 pm

Got out yesterday for a cat trip.
Snow was pretty good.
Took 2 pair of skis, the naked and the ugly.

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Made 2 runs on the naked skis, tons of fun and very stable.
I still don't really have my ski legs yet this year so was feeling pretty weak.
After a couple runs I got the balls to try the ugly skis.
These skis are roughly based on the Armada ARG.
140mm at the widest point just in front of the binding.
I have to say they skied really good.
When I build the next "prettier" pair they will need a bit more tip rise.
They had a bit of a tendency to tip dive which caused a couple crashes in compression areas where the tips buried into the snow and alders causing me to go over the bars.

The floro green base is amazing, it glows like it has lights in it.

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Thanks to Leslie Prentice for the pic

Wasn't in a good position in the air but check out the glow!
Notice the bent pole from a crash earlier in the day.
Tried to straighten it but didn't want it to break. Missed a few pole plants, which is always fun :)

I left them up at the lodge for the guys to ski and give me some feedback.
Hope to get the helmet cam footage edited and I'll post a link in the next week or so.

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Post by Huck Pitueee » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:49 pm

That glow on the snow reminds me of those show cars with fluorescent lights under them.

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Post by skidesmond » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:54 pm

Wow, that glow is amazing!

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Post by Brazen » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:00 pm

Looks like Garden Gnomes Gone Wild :D
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Post by sammer » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:59 pm

First run of the day, man I'm out of shape.
Half way down my legs were burning, by the end of the day (9 runs) I was almost dead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6Wj-XhRObg

Will put together one from the ugly ski runs soon.

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Post by Brazen » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:04 pm

Man, I know. 9-10 runs for me anymore and I'm just bouncin' off stuff. Looks like you had fun though and great vid!
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Post by sammer » Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:51 pm

Was working on a video edit when I saw this.

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Screen capture from my contourhd

Looking down to kick off a ski. I still can't get over the glow :D
I remember seeing it last year on another pair.
But this was a totally grey flat light overcast day. cool.

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Post by skidesmond » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:08 pm

The bases are like a beacon.

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