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Old 04-13-2010, 10:18 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
One advantage to factory produced splits is they have a metal edge on the split side too....
they have an edge, but no sidecut.

you will notice that lack of sidecut fo sho do' on any serious traverse.... pretty sure we've got a couple of those around the ol PNW
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:08 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I definitely put the straight edge on the outside when skinning. Not so sure how much of a difference the side cut makes when traversing on steeps. Seems like I always have an easier time keeping my uphill ski underfoot than the downhill one. A hard boot is definitely going to be a bit better at it than softies. Though things like using the Fuse help with some of this.

Also, the Jones Solution is going to have a Mangne edge on the straight edge of their splits. A mellow cut that is designed to fit together with the other edge. Test results are still out, but it may help at least a little. Neversummer is going to possibly do this with their Vario Grip side cut on next year's splits too. Every little bit helps.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:25 PM   #13 (permalink)
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yeh i skin with my sidecut on the inside, but i find its still not great for long traverses. I am on quite soft boots at the moment though so i'll see what happens when i upgrade.
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