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  • n. The inner curvature of a ski or snowboard that allows smoother turning

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Examples

  • There are four basic components to the design of a ski: "sidecut" - the difference in width of the tip, tail and waist of a ski; overall width - the height at which the skier is "lifted" off the ski; stiffness; and camber.

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  • The amount of taper is called sidecut, and it is sidecut that helps a ski turn.

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  • Today's skis are generally wider, contain more "sidecut", and lift the skier higher off the

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  • The physics are complicated, but basically, more sidecut equals easier turning.

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  • Super-sidecut skis are shorter, and curve far more radically from tip to center to tail than regular skis.

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  • "People can really feel [techniques like] changing an edge," with a super-sidecut.

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  • Other super-sidecut drawbacks can include lesser holding power on steep, icy runs.

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  • Known as "super-sidecut," "parabolic" or "hourglass" skis, they are calculated to make the sport easier for everyone from beginners to experts.

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  • Head calls sales of its new super-sidecut Cyber models "unbelievable."

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  • WHY THEY WORKOn the left, a new super-sidecut ski.

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