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Gilo
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Rubber up

Post by Gilo » Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:35 am

First, can I say that I am absolutely not enquiring about your bed time preferences but has anyone tried a full rubber top sheet?

Say 1.5mm outside grade neoprene type rubber?

http://www.zai.ch/en/ski/zai-for-franco/

Would it add significantly to the damping (in a good way).

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24Dave
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Post by 24Dave » Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:57 am

Glissade snowboards used to do that. Their boards did seem damp, but I pretty much only rode them in pow and a 185cm at that so hard to say what the effect really was.

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backyardskier
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Post by backyardskier » Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:59 pm

Ive skied on them didnt see much of a difference. Zia skis are insanely over priced, skied on skis that are $500 still in plastic that skied the same way the Zias did. I get it they make skis to last forever, but really who wants to ski on the same ski forever?

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chrismp
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Post by chrismp » Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:15 am

I don't think neoprene rubber will work well as it has cells. Zai use a rubber without cells, this way they can grind the topsheet just like the base during Service to make it look like new.

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