STIFFNESS/FLEX

Posted by Cyrus Schenck on

Stiffness is very tough to quantify since a ski’s flex pattern can vary greatly from tip-to-tail and those small intricacies will make a huge difference in ski behavior. The reality, however, is you don't need to know what “the tip is a little stiffer” or the “tail is soft” actually means. Any good ski is well balanced and a ski engineer knows how to keep people feeling good.  Instead, the only thing you need to know is that a stiffer ski needs more energy to bend and will reward you for that extra effort in turns and control, while a softer...

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WEIGHT

Posted by Cyrus Schenck on

The weight of a ski can definitely have an effect on your skiing, but don’t let it dictate what you pick. I will tell you that any weight difference under 100g is not worth considering — that's literally 5 slices of Juicy Fruit. It’s not going to change anything except in your head. Here are some good benchmarks for weight (single ski, no bindings):    Less than 1,600g — Light as hell. 1,600-1,800g — Light 1,800-2,100g — Normal 2,100-2,300g — Little beefier More than 2,300g — Race skis   As you can see, this entire scale only spans 700g so...

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LENGTH

Posted by Cyrus Schenck on

Of all ski attributes, length is the most straightforward.  Starting height: For a totally ‘normal’ ski, it should come up to the tip of your nose. Size up a few centimeters if: You ski in 1ft+ of snow often or ski in steep (i.e. if you fall you won’t stop until the bottom) terrain often. This is more indicative of Western resorts typically. The skis you have some rocker to them. The more rocker, the more you should size up - a powder ski, for example, which has the most rocker of anything, should be 5-7cm longer. For most skis...

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Patent Granted

Posted by Cyrus Schenck on

  We first set out to put HDT into a ski almost 5 years ago. It has been a long road, filled with setbacks and seemingly endless trial and errors. But today, we're proud to announce RENOUN has received a full-fledged patent for HDT™. When you think of the innovations of the past, the best have stuck with us (metal edges, parabolic skis etc) and we're well on our way to bring you so much more. This is the future of skiing - we are glad you're with us. Link to full Patent >   Link to full patent >

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Pugski.com

Posted by Neil Sotirakopoulos on

Original posted on PugSki.com Once "in a decade" ski "Every once in a while, a ski gets under my skin that is so good and so different that it separates itself from the pack. Skis that not only I think are special but so do others with discerning tastes. These are skis that have changed everything. Skis that when you put them in the rack at the lodge, you walk away, look back at them, and think “I’m not that hungry, let’s take another couple of runs.” Skis that I don’t have to ski, but that I want to ski....

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