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Anatomy of a Ski

Anatomy of a Ski
Two common constructions: laminate or "sandwich" (top) and cap (bottom).
How to decode a ski’s inner workings—and what it means to you

Ever wonder what's under that topsheet, or how a ski is actually made? With a few exceptions, most skis are put together using two or three basic construction techniques and incorporating the same basic ingredients. Here's how wood, plastic, foam, steel and a dose of designer ingenuity come together to get you down the hill reliably.

By Joe Cutts

 

BASIC CONSTRUCTION TYPES

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