tipspacer: white ABS plastic
inserts: stainless steel M6, 7mm for
G3 Targa binding pattern
damping elements: rubber strips
placed above the metal edges
The topsheet graphics of the Shits
were done using the flannel method. In this case a dark
brown flannel was cut to shape and laminated
beneath the clear topsheet material during
layup. The white cutout was made from
white watercolor paper.
Kam S. Leang
November 15, 2004
DRAWING FILE: download
the *.dxf file for the Shit
The Shits were my aim at making a directional
twin-tip ski primarily designed for powder
skiing. With its minimal sidecut and stiff
flex I was trying to produce a Volkl-like ski similar
to the Explosiv. The construction of
the Shits don't stray too far from my first 2 pairs of
skis (the Ahmos and the Whites) except for the
clear topsheet and rubber damping strips
along the edges.
December 03, 2004: Squaw Valley, CA by Kam S.
Leang. This was my first day of the
season at Squaw and conditions seemed perfect for the testing of the
Shits. Nice, carveable groomers with some relatively soft off-piste conditions allowed
me to ride the
skis in a wide range of conditions except for powder. On the
first run with the skis I
immediately noticed that something was wrong. They were way
too stiff! The skis don't
want to turn at all and when forced into an arc the Shits produced a
weird shuttering effect
as it tried to return to its normal shape. Perhaps if I was a lot
fatter I could ride these things but with my weight I can't manage the skis at all. After a few
turns my legs are complete jelly and I'm in desperate need for an oxygen mask.
I've never ridden such a stiff ski in my life and I doubt if these skis will see more than a few days
this season, but they'll make a nice addition to my personal ski museum.