Thread: BLACK ski's vs. WHITE ski's!
09-07-2009, 07:36 PM #1
BLACK ski's vs. WHITE ski's!
That's right, I went there. The question is, are white ski's faster than black ski's?
Seriously though. My friend avers that, all other things being equal, a white ski will usually be faster.
His rational is that few skis run a true cold air intake. Thus, the air is taken out of the inside of the hull. Black paint absorbs more heat. More heat means higher engine bay temperatures. Thus, the engines are sucking hotter air. Hotter and less dense air makes less power.
How much faster? I cannot pin him to a number, but he claims as much as a half a mile an hour. Any amount of truth to this claim?
Half of me wants to just dismiss the claim as complete BS. The other half thinks... that kind of makes sense.
What do you all think?
09-07-2009, 08:31 PM #2
I say ! Does your buddy even own a ski? If there is any difference, there is not a tool on this earth that could measure or prove the difference.
09-07-2009, 09:11 PM #3
black and white
based on theory yes, in reality nah!
09-07-2009, 10:04 PM #4
09-07-2009, 10:07 PM #5
09-07-2009, 10:11 PM #6
Little experiment. If someone has a black ski and a white ski...
leave them out in the hot sun for 2 hours. No covers.
Put a cheap thermometer in the inside of both hulls. I would be curious to see if there is a significant difference.
If the temp difference is not like 10 degrees (f) I could not imagine a real difference. But who knows?
09-07-2009, 10:36 PM #7
09-07-2009, 10:44 PM #8
09-07-2009, 10:48 PM #9
09-07-2009, 11:03 PM #10
gotcha....thought you were holding something back
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