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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-06-2008, 01:56 AM Thread Starter
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Tipped rails: Any disadvantages?

I've never ridden on tipped rails. It looks like an obviously good idea for a long-track mountain sled in that it encourages weight transfer with that rocking-chair shape, and of course it makes turning easier on firm snow and groomed trails.

I'm wondering if there are any disadvantages for tipped rails on mountain/powder. I can't think of any obvious drawbacks. I have some vague ideas, for example it seems like a straight rail should float slightly better (in theory) than an essentially curved rail, but maybe not, maybe it's the opposite. I'm wondering what is the public opinion about this?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-07-2008, 11:32 PM
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Ive ridden both and really dint know the difference till i was was told. granted the straight rails were only 136 and the tipped was 153.
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