Does metal really matter in skis?

Skis with metal (Ti - Titanal) versus Carbon (C)

Blizzard skis measured nearly identical from Ti version to Ca version. When skis contain metal laminates (Ti), do you expect them to be stiffer? Many companies have a model that contains metal and a counterpart that doesn’t. What’s the difference? The metal commonly used is NOT titanium, as most people think. It’s Titanal and it’s aluminum based. As a general statement, manufactures used it in expert skis to make them “powerful” (see Unofficial networks’ post about it). But our measurements show that not all skis containing Ti are actually different and we also dug out that some skis without Ti can actually be stiffer! So don’t let the marketing mislead you in your purchase, trust the measurements!

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Compare 85 to 90 mm 2018 all mountain skis

Compare all mountain skis 85 to 90 mm range 2018

Comparing all mountain skis is essential to identify the one you like. Unlike slalom skis or giant slalom skis, all-mountain skis can have extremely diverse properties of bending and torsional stiffness distribution, which translate into a huge variety of feelings on snow. Reading the manufacturer’s description or online ski reviews does not provide sufficient data […]

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How do you choose skis?

How do you choose skis - Photo from Unsplashed

Selecting the right skis for you can be a difficult task. Skis have properties. They have a certain geometry (radius, length…), profile (camber & rocker) and a pattern of bending stiffness and torsional stiffness. The bending and torsion stiffness are intimately related to the feeling you will have on the snow. Lets review what you can do to better identify what skis are good for you.

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