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furskis

Skis with fur on the bottom
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What would be the benefit or disadvantage of incorporating a fur-like surface treatment to ski bottoms. I was just thinking about the way it is easier to slide things across a surface when there is less contiguous surface contact.
nobrainer, Nov 20 2001

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       Good heavens, this has been baked for hundreds of years, though I assume the great minds dictum. Initially, seal fur was preferred. Now, it's mohair plush with gooey stuff on the back and hooks for the ends of the skis. It works phenomenally well, and in steep terrain slows you down (downhill) to a manageable speed. Uphill, you can go straight up a forty-five degree slope. They're called skins in ski stores.
hagfish, Nov 20 2001
  

       Featherskis?
1percent, Nov 20 2001
  

       I thought this was going to be an idea for Furbies that wittered and warbled in a Russian accent. Lalalala rrrrrrrrp dosvadanya lalalala. Oh well.
Guy Fox, Nov 21 2001
  

       Does that mean you could kill blissmiss by putting her in a dark cupboard? (I hope not.)
pottedstu, Nov 23 2001
  

       Oh, the humanity!
thumbwax, Nov 23 2001
  
      
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