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Weight of your skis?

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Just curious. How much do your skis weigh together with bindings?
Starting with mine: 5.0kg
Blizzard Power RC Carbon 172
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Why does it matter? In use, they are usually on the ground.
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@under a new name, matters when you are cramming it all into 1 bag. In this context not so much. Mine? No idea.
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@holidayloverxx, ah. Point. Maybe, maybe not, ages since I had to think about that.
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@under a new name, same here...largely. i usually just book business class one way on BA or travel Swiss or Lufthansa which means i get ski carriage included if i need to take skis...usually 1 trip a year...i don't always want to go to Flachau (i have kit.. except boots.. in Flachau and the UK)
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No idea, but it certainly matters to me as my board bag, which contains skis, assorted clothes and other stuff has to come in at <23kg to avoid ski carriage with BA (I travel Economy). Also weight matters to me when I'm carrying them; used to have a pair of Heads plus can't remember which bindings, which I could hardly lift on to my shoulder. Skullie
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To be fair it also seems to matter to the touring purists who want to shave every gram off.

Makes me laugh that you have manufacturers competing on things like tech bindings for who can make the lightest ones... people launching revolutionary new products to shave 5 grams off last year's model. Then you put a 30 gram chocolate bar in your bag and the whole thing is funked up.
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The weights of many skis and binding can be found on the Evo website (US Shop). Pretty much every alpine ski is between 3kg and 5kg a pair without bindings, and the bindings are 1.5kg to 3kg a pair. Race plates etc can add a fair bit as well.

https://www.evo.com/guides/alpine-and-backcountry-ski-weights

https://www.evo.com/guides/alpine-and-backcountry-ski-binding-weights
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@dp, my understandng there is that itís not just the weight but where it is that matters. 30g in your back pack when you and it already weigh, say, 85kgs is trivial, but those 5g on your feet when youíre climing and lifting and lowering them every step makes a big difference, especially when racing.
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under a new name, Just wear ankle weights all day for the rest of the year, ideal training Toofy Grin

Reminds me of lardie back bottoms buying the latest lightest road bike, but being 2-3+ stone over weight Very Happy
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@holidayloverxx, if you're travelling BA Business do you need to tell them in advance that you're bringing skis or do they just go in as one of your bags?
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I know my ski bag (two pairs of skis padded out with clothing etc) weighs in at 29kg, just barely under the limit
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Valkyrie wrote:
@holidayloverxx, if you're travelling BA Business do you need to tell them in advance that you're bringing skis or do they just go in as one of your bags?


Dont need to tell them in cattle class. Just turn up with it. Cant see why Business would be any different.
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@Valkyrie, just turn up. You get 2 bags... they dont care what is in them
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Bones wrote:
Reminds me of lardie back bottoms buying the latest lightest road bike, but being 2-3+ stone over weight Very Happy


Yeah you get it in motorsport too, people spending huge sums of money to lighten their car (or having the bare minimum of fuel) when they'd save double the weight by just going on a diet and taking up jogging.
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@SnoodlesMcFlude personally I think that burgers are a perfectly good reason to spend huge sums of money on lightening a car.
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SnoodlesMcFlude, I know, and agree - at least personally I'm well within weight limits Toofy Grin
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@dp, for most amateurs it doesn't make the difference. I still have the burgers and beer, and we hardly spend anything on the car Very Happy
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with you at the wheel I bet you don't need to spend a penny on generating downforce Very Happy
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@dp, Very Happy Yep, there's a reason that I accelerate quicker than the old man, got a lot more weight over the driving wheels!
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https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/76416-The-Official-Ski-Weight-Thread
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Iíve just weighed my blizzard Latigoís with knee bindings (mist) and my head imagnum (non graphine) and they both come out at 6.2kg but I donít believe it as the blizzards feel considerably heavier to carry.

Iíve tried skis on their own, me holding them and then the wife holding them and all but one time they were the same, when they differed we tried again and then they were the same. I donít believe it so the next step is take both pairs to Boots and use their scales instead Toofy Grin

What was interesting was comparing the binding location compared to the contact points. The head is noticeably different. Now I know why Iím in the backseat Very Happy
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