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Month: February 2022

Suspension System/Passive

The elements of passive suspension. Platform Glide v Skid. Snowboards and skis can glide, skid, pivot, and drift. All are useful handling options. That said, skis and snowboards are most effective as a base for athletic movement when they glide on their long axis. The gliding action allows the working edge to slide/slice rather than scrape, and allows the materials used in manufacture to ‘do their thing’. Platform Flex and Surface Amplitude. Skis and snowboards are built…