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by chrismp
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Skis... with a TWIST!
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: Skis... with a TWIST!

I would definitely ride them. You'd be amazed how many similar defects are in retail skis/boards and they are still sold in stores.

Even if you can feel the twist in one ski, your skiing will probably adapt to it pretty quickly.
by chrismp
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Honeycomb core/Prepreg Film
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: Honeycomb core/Prepreg Film

You could also use pre-cured fiberglass or carbon sheets. These could easily be made by just vacuum bagging or pressing single or mulitple layers of cloth on their own. If you want to save weight, you could make a pre-cured sheet thin fiberglass veil and use that as a separating layer. For better bo...
by chrismp
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Powderboards - season 1
Replies: 7
Views: 8215

Re: Powderboards - season 1

Most people just tape them together with packing tape on the running surface side. Make sure to use tape that is as thin as possible as it will probably leave an indentation in the base which you will need to grind flat after pressing.
by chrismp
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: searching for Vacuum Bags [EUROPE]
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: searching for Vacuum Bags [EUROPE]

HP-Textiles and R&G are both located in Germany and have a variety of vacuum supplies:

https://shop1.r-g.de/list/Vakuumtechnik ... htbaender-

https://shop.hp-textiles.com/shop/en/Va ... ging-Film/
by chrismp
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Materials suppliers
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Materials suppliers

I've had good experiences with junksupply in the past. Mirsad, the owner, is usually very responsive, but I assume his shop is a one man show, so it might take him a little longer to reply at times (or your mails are going to his spam folder). Have you tried sending him a whatsapp message as suggest...
by chrismp
Fri May 15, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Bamboo
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: Bamboo

If you let us know where you are located, someone might be able to help with suppliers in your area.

Alternatively, you can always order a full container from china ;)
by chrismp
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Forum software updated
Replies: 7
Views: 1363

Re: Forum software updated

Only minor issue I noticed so far is that avatars seem to be gone.
by chrismp
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: New press bladder design
Replies: 24
Views: 13459

Re: New press bladder design

Leaks at the ends are usually due to your clamping material deflecting too much. At certain pressures you will need a pretty beefy piece of steel to hold the force created by the bladders. As for the connectors, have a look at the Happy Monkey Wiki. His method has proven to be somewhat of a "best pr...
by chrismp
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Forum software updated
Replies: 7
Views: 1363

Re: Forum software updated

Thanks for the update! :)
by chrismp
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Jonrezz’s Build Log
Replies: 13
Views: 1304

Re: Jonrezz’s Build Log

Try the modified tile nippers for bending edges. Cheap, quick to make and works well.
by chrismp
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Divide Rides
Replies: 332
Views: 135277

Re: Divide Rides

Nice! Great to see you back on it!
by chrismp
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Snowboard wood core design help - Epoxy center line
Replies: 5
Views: 994

Re: Snowboard wood core design help - Epoxy center line

I can't comment on the black walnut as I have never used it myself. Regarding the epoxy river, I would strongly suggest to not go that route. Epoxy by itself is very brittle and not suited as a core material. It will definitely crack as soon as the board is flexed for the first time.
by chrismp
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: New snowboard construction, some help?
Replies: 3
Views: 947

Re: New snowboard construction, some help?

Make sure you also check out http://www.happymonkeysnowboards.com/Mo ... /Main_Page

Loads of info on there too in a more manageable form than the forum. But as mammuth already said, search the forum for any questions you may have as they have probably been answered before.
by chrismp
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Success in W. Washington
Replies: 1
Views: 810

Re: Success in W. Washington

Nice one! Love the "steil ist geil" graphics...made me laugh!
by chrismp
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Sidewall Help
Replies: 1
Views: 1370

Re: Sidewall Help

Sounds like it should work, but it also sounds like just routing a rabbet would be less work. ;)