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by skidesmond
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Section8-titanal
Replies: 31
Views: 3657

Re: Section8-titanal

My main goal is to achieve a damp ski that handles like a race ski that's torsional stiff, grips ice well yet bends longitudinally. I made a test piece also, but can't recall the exact size and dimensions, probably 6x12inch. 1/16in ash veneer with flax, .6 titanal, on each side of the ash, bonded wi...
by skidesmond
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: titanal layup help
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: titanal layup help

I made a GS pair. I did a write up on it. My research said the titanal should go against the core. I put VDS on both sides of the titanal, but when I did sample layups with and without VDS both bonded fine. But I went with VDS for insurance and provide a little bit of damping.
by skidesmond
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: woodcore thickness
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: woodcore thickness

you can use this spreadsheet that somebody created awhile ago. Its a great help. But I found that it only gives a good starting point because the numbers it gives you wont have a lot of meaning until you make the ski and ski on it. Then the numbers will have meaning because you'll have experience on...
by skidesmond
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Fugeskis 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 328

Re: Fugeskis 2019

How’s the flex? I like the tip proctectors. Did you machine the entire piece?
by skidesmond
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Site Updates -- Big THANKS to Head Monkey!!
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Site Updates -- Big THANKS to Head Monkey!!

Great to see the site back up and running AND people still building and sharing info.
by skidesmond
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: First core design ever
Replies: 20
Views: 679

Re: First core design ever

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Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:01 pm
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by skidesmond
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Section8-titanal
Replies: 31
Views: 3657

Re:

Love it Steve!! I may finally play with some metal this season. For me I'd probably recess the metal in the core. Maybe a 2.5"wide strip down the center. I'd like to cut out a mesh pattern like the Nordicas a couple years ago but I have to figure out the CNC part of that. I get the McNichols Metal ...
by skidesmond
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Recent site issues (Winter 2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Recent site issues (Winter 2019)

Glad to see the site back up and running!
by skidesmond
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Section8-titanal
Replies: 31
Views: 3657

Score it with a razor firmly and then snap it. Smooth out the rough edge with a fine file or sand paper. I put the titanal against the core. But I’ve seen it done both ways.
by skidesmond
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Section8-titanal
Replies: 31
Views: 3657

I debated whether or not to recess the titanal on the last pair I just made. I only put it in the binding area. The core was already at 10.5mm so I decided not to. The ski is 165cm for a ski coach for training. I used flax and CF in the lay up.
by skidesmond
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: OAC expanding in 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Nice! I too took early retirement in 2017 with no regrets! Good luck. Have fun.
by skidesmond
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Section8-titanal
Replies: 31
Views: 3657

Keep us posted on your build. I’d be interested in seeing how it comes out.
by skidesmond
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Why not completely replace fiberglass with carbon?
Replies: 7
Views: 2007

I agree with Vinman, FG gives some dampness to the ski/board, necessary for hard pack skiing.
by skidesmond
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Section8-titanal
Replies: 31
Views: 3657

I measured the core and it’s 10mm under foot. I raced on it last week in our beer league and it was good. Conditions were typical frozen granular with a hard base underneath. It held excellent! I was really happy with it. They engaged turns smoothly and good grip in the turn. It’s fun to free sk...
by skidesmond
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: photobucket
Replies: 9
Views: 753

That awesome! Unfortunately I deleted my photobucket pics and my account, but I could probably figure it out based on the jpeg name. It would be a small project to update all 338 pics! Thanks for doing this!