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UNIVERSITY OF UTAH JIB SKI


SPECS:
core material:  maple/poplar laminate
dimensions:  122-92-108
weight:  2136 grams
epoxy:  West System
tip spacers:  green UHMWPE
other materials:  polycarbonate honeycomb in tips and tails, carbon stringers in tails, steel plates underfoot


BUILDERS:
  U of U jib focused ski team - Rory Marenco, Brett Marenco, Justim Brim, Ben Dubois


MANUFACTURED DATE:  4/20/05


GRAPHICS:  courtesy of Kevin Kreuger

 

COMMENTS:
Our design team just finished up our senior design project building some jib focused skis at the U of U.  Here are some pics of the finished products.  We incorporated some honeycomb into the tips and tails for reduced swing weight and a steel plate underfoot for durability which can be seen in the following picture taken during layup. 

 

Also, one of  the prototypes exhibits a diverted edge underfoot for reduced friction when jibbing (shown below).

 

More details and a final report will soon be posted on our website www.jibski.audiodig.com .


THE RIDE
We took the boards up to Snowbird (the only mountain still open in the Wasatch) the end of last week.  Both pairs were mounted 3cm back of chord center.  The diverted edge design were smooth as butter on the rails, but lacked a bit in the edge grip department while carving the hardpack.  In softer, slushier snow they performed noticeably better

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