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by skidesmond
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: UK/EU suppliers
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: UK/EU suppliers

by skidesmond
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Jonrezz’s Build Log
Replies: 23
Views: 1826

Re: Jonrezz’s Build Log

Here’s a couple of pics of my planer crib. Hope this helps. I’m working on a new version however.
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by skidesmond
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Jonrezz’s Build Log
Replies: 23
Views: 1826

Re: Jonrezz’s Build Log

We’re basically skiing the same areas and we are both carvers. IMHO no need to run the edges all round the tip or tail. I run my edges about half up the tip and tail. No problems with delams. Make sure you pre bend the tips and tails after you attach the edges. This helps prevent the edges from pull...
by skidesmond
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Forum software updated
Replies: 7
Views: 1489

Re: Forum software updated

Thanks!
by skidesmond
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Jonrezz’s Build Log
Replies: 23
Views: 1826

Re: Jonrezz’s Build Log

That’s a lot of laminates in a short ski. What thickness are you planning for the core? Having 2 layers of titanal, FG and CF will make for a really stiff ski which you’ll want but if the tip area doesn’t bend enough the ski won’t want to release out of the turn. And since the ski is short at 165cm,...
by skidesmond
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Test and Trip Reports: How Did They Work?
Topic: Flax titanal combo
Replies: 1
Views: 1658

Flax titanal combo

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted any ski building stuff. But I’ve been busy trying to innovate the last couple years. My latest ski is a GS Cheater style ski using flax instead of FG and titanal. This was going to be my racing ski this season. But by the time I got the ski dialed in, feedback by E...
by skidesmond
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Wood Top Sheet on Existing Skis
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Re: Wood Top Sheet on Existing Skis

You can put the veneer on using epoxy. A vacuum press might work better in this case. Epoxy will fill in where the binding holes were. You could also cut wood plugs to fill the holes, or mix sawdust and epoxy to fill the holes. If you’re trying to preserve the holes for remounting, not sure house to...
by skidesmond
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Making it big?
Replies: 8
Views: 2042

Re: Making it big?

I never see myself ever being more than a 1 man show. Trying to put skis in ski shops is expensive, they’ll want 30-50% off the top. It just doesn’t make sense when you start looking at the numbers. I had skis in a shop a couple seasons ago. It was a good experience. I got a lot of free exposure and...
by skidesmond
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Making it big?
Replies: 8
Views: 2042

Making it big?

I don’t want to be a wet blanket for anyone wanting to make it big building skis or snowboards. But it’s an up hill battle. The market is super saturated. Even if you have a great product it’s only the tip of the iceberg. It takes REAL money! Real hard work. I watched the show The Profit and he was ...
by skidesmond
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Anna´s new Slalom
Replies: 2
Views: 1544

Re: Anna´s new Slalom

I think a 2-10-2 or even 2-9.5-2 would be better. 150cm is pretty short. I've made 152cm for my daughters and the dims were something like 1.8-10-1.8
by skidesmond
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Calculating the Radius
Replies: 2
Views: 1487

Re: Calculating the Radius

Great info! And that clarifies the 80% and 90% calcs. I thought it was saying the tip and tail were 80% and 90% in length which would be pretty long for FIS Racing Ski.
by skidesmond
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Bamboo/Cork Sidewalls
Replies: 8
Views: 2506

Re: Bamboo/Cork Sidewalls

I don’t think cork sidewall will standup well as a sidewall. I use cork in my skis but it’s encased so it’s not exposed. Depending on how the use the cork, it doesn’t seem like it would hold screws well either. Perhaps using inserts help. But there’s still very light strength in cork. Applying epoxy...
by skidesmond
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Calculating the Radius
Replies: 2
Views: 1487

Calculating the Radius

Every so often I like to drive my self nuts looking for THE formula to calculate the radius of a ski. Sno-CadX and BoardCrafter must use different formulas because if you input the same dimensions of a ski into each of the tools they give a different radius. So I searched the web and found a formula...
by skidesmond
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Section8-titanal
Replies: 38
Views: 10925

Re: Section8-titanal

Depending on where you're getting your titanal it should be treated already. Also use VDS rubber on each side, it seems to help in bonding and provides a sheer layer just like for your edges. If you're using a super high grade AL then you'll want to treat it with acid. It will pit the AL which helps...
by skidesmond
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Snappy or Poppy Skis
Replies: 5
Views: 2019

Re: Snappy or Poppy Skis

There's engineering software to help figure all this out but you still need to build the ski to see how the engineering compares to the real thing. And then its still subjective to a certain degree. What seems poppy, snappy, damp to one person maybe different to another. But don't let is discourage ...