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by littleKam
Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: RIP Shane McConkey
Replies: 5
Views: 4126

RIP Shane McConkey

http://espn.go.com/action/freeskiing/blog?post=4018726# so sad...i'm sure everyone has heard of the news by now, but I just want to pay respect to Shane on my and Skibuilders.com's behalf. I know many of us wouldn't be building the kind of skis we do if it weren't for Shane and his Spats. Skiing ha...
by littleKam
Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: top coat?
Replies: 3
Views: 2824

are you putting the top coat of epoxy after you have pressed the ski? or are you doing it during layup? i've been doing the top coat thing for a while now and i do it during the layoup. it works really. this is how i do it: 1. layup your ski like normal 2. put epoxy on top of your final layer 3. pla...
by littleKam
Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Hemp for topsheets
Replies: 6
Views: 4491

If your hemp layer fabric is thin enough you actually feed it directly into your inkjet printer. You'll be surprised as to what your printer can take. I've printed on cloth a few times so far and the graphics have been crystal clear. Haven't layed them up for a ski though......
by littleKam
Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Does my press have to be huge to make quality skis/boards?
Replies: 5
Views: 3575

yeah i've used that press ^ for a while now. I would recommend making it a little larger though (the interior cavity) and use some stronger hardware.
by littleKam
Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: First Pair of Skis
Replies: 4
Views: 6144

nice! how did you do the graphics?
by littleKam
Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: SIA (Snowsports Industry America) 2008 Report
Replies: 16
Views: 9176

Cool vid endre. It's nice to see an overall comparison of how much rocker companies are putting on their skis. Seems some of them are getting a little out of hand...but who knows? I'm really surprised to see how much tip rise BD put on the megawatts.
by littleKam
Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: SIA (Snowsports Industry America) 2008 Report
Replies: 16
Views: 9176

what's the info on Black Diamond's new rockered ski? http://www.flickr.com/photos/wuanzinger ... 8/sizes/l/

i also like these 2x4's: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wuanzinger ... 1/sizes/l/
by littleKam
Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Ripping bindings
Replies: 6
Views: 3729

exactly what type of inserts did you use? the brass inserts? I mounted a pair of Jesters on my skis with a pine core. But I used the regular inserts and they seem to work well. If you want to use fir I think it's fine, but you'll have to use the inserts that have the flange underneath the core. BTW,...
by littleKam
Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Core made of single piece of wood
Replies: 8
Views: 4628

i've also been using single planks of pine in my skis as well. I haven't been able to fully test the skis because of some issues concerning geometry and stiffness. But I have made a hopefully "regular" ski out of pine and will test with an alpine setup this weekend. I'll let you know how it goes.
by littleKam
Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: cores too thin...dang
Replies: 6
Views: 3861

so plywood, you always use veneers as part of your cores? sounds like a cool idea about prebending the wood core. I had a huge problem today while doing a layup with my stiff core not wanting to lay down into the mold too well. I ended up having to karate kick my mold into the press. :?
by littleKam
Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: WTF?!
Replies: 8
Views: 6988

yeah I'm definitely not expecting them to rock on the hard stuff. I just want them to be manageable with some sort of edge control. It's scary when I use my reverse sidecut skis and having to flail around when I hit the hard snow. But I think you're right about the floppy tips and tails. I'll give y...
by littleKam
Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: WTF?!
Replies: 8
Views: 6988

hahahhaa...those are my new beasts! Can't wait to ride them but with the conditions I'm facing with, looks I'll be using them at the beach instead. :| So...the skis are inspired by the new "rockered" skis that are popping up everywhere. Basically it has zero camber underneath the foot for about 80-9...
by littleKam
Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: dieskischmiede.at
Replies: 20
Views: 12715

Your skis are so nice! Probably the cleanest and most professional I've seen in a while. Do you care to share any more detail on how the graphics are being done? I know you mentioned that a friend of yours sublimated them? But what is his setup (printer, etc.)? I would love to know. Once again, grea...
by littleKam
Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:50 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: I just met Glen Plake and he flexed my skis!
Replies: 6
Views: 4706

oh man that's so awesome! I've always wanted to meet Plake. Did he say anything else about the skis?
by littleKam
Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Internship Opening
Replies: 3
Views: 2468

Hey East_Coast, where are you studying ID? I'm an industrial design major as well in my second year at Art Center. This internship sounds pretty fun but too bad my schooling takes up way too much time. I sure hope someone snags this opportunity up!