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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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