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by barnboy
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Snappy or Poppy Skis
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: Snappy or Poppy Skis

The obvious (sorry) answer might be to get your hands on some of the Head skis that you think meet the grade and peel those suckers apart. If you spread the word to your local shops that you're looking for one I bet it won't take you too long to get your hands on a broken ski. Or maybe just shell ou...
by barnboy
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Soul Skis
Replies: 117
Views: 68086

Hey, those look TASTY! I made a pair almost identical about 5 years back now and skied 'em till the wheels fell off. Looks like your underfoot bump stays within the width(s) of your tips and tails yes? If so... you're good. I found as an East Coast guy the bump added a lot of stability when traversi...
by barnboy
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: CNC core profiling tools
Replies: 12
Views: 3526

Dig it!
by barnboy
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: CNC core profiling tools
Replies: 12
Views: 3526

I'm scratching my head a bit as to how you're using spoil board cleaners for profiling? On a rail/router bridge I get it, as you're effectively mimicking a 5-axis (or 4-axis I guess) router, but on a 3-axis machine, I don't see how a big wide flat bit gets you anything but trouble?
by barnboy
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: CNC core profiling tools
Replies: 12
Views: 3526

3-axis machine? For core tapering, I use a 3/4" diameter "Bowl & Tray" bit.

https://www.toolstoday.com/p-4945-bowl- ... ords=45984
by barnboy
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Placement of the Mid Running Surface on a Directional Ski
Replies: 7
Views: 2519

Hey Cadman... love the obsessiveness! 5D is one of the ridiculous industry names for modern shapes. Like an S7, classic DPS, etc... shapes with shorter running lengths, and longer tips and/or tails. I know that back in the early-mid stages of the telemark movement there was a lot of time spent playi...
by barnboy
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Placement of the Mid Running Surface on a Directional Ski
Replies: 7
Views: 2519

There are a few things in your drawing that have me scratching my head just a bit (I like the look of the shape by the way, looks really nice). You have notations demarking; Running Surface, Length of Sidecut, and True Effective Edge. I'm imagining the Running Surface measurement is referencing your...
by barnboy
Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: new idea for protecting wood sidewalls - thoughts?
Replies: 15
Views: 9697

I've used phenolic for sidewalls before, they are bomb-proof for sure, but you're going to burn up ALL of your cutting tools finishing them post-press.
by barnboy
Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Volition Skis - 2016 and beyond
Replies: 27
Views: 13574

I've used the vector net in the past, and will in future builds as well. This version claimed to be CF, it sure seemed like it in my hand. I bought mine through these guys, US eastcoast: http://greenlightsurfsupply.com/products/surfboard-carbon-fiber-vectornet?variant=1052039071 I used it as a wrap ...
by barnboy
Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: What is this guy putting in his skis?
Replies: 6
Views: 4363

Renoun

The stuff in the Renoun skis is d30. Those Renoun guys are really cool, and the skis are nice too. We had a pair in the shop at Mad River Glen all year last season. Some folks loved 'em, others, eh... pretty much like every other pair of skis. Some folks were told about the special stuff inside, oth...
by barnboy
Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Some help in/around Bozeman MT
Replies: 2
Views: 1688

Many many thanks. I'll let you know.
by barnboy
Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Some help in/around Bozeman MT
Replies: 2
Views: 1688

Some help in/around Bozeman MT

Hey all. Apologies in advance for not knowing where to stick this request, moderator can move as you see fit. I'm looking for a kind soul to help out a friend of mine. She's got a pair of skis I made for her a few years back now, and the tips are splayed open due to my ridiculous choice of spacer ma...
by barnboy
Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:20 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Cypress cores.
Replies: 15
Views: 6491

Just found these guys yesterday, while looking for someone else. They're in Cali (of course), but here you go... http://www.woodsurfboardsupply.com/contact.html On a side note, I've been doing a good bit of research on the trees, and am thinking of starting a small tree farm, so in a few years I may...
by barnboy
Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Forward shift in camber
Replies: 15
Views: 7359

Squatch Burn- We've dealt firsthand with the creeping camber before, awesome right? Goz has you on the right track, for sure go symmetrical with your lay up first, then start tweaking elsewhere. You'll have a good chuckle when you mount those puppies up and find the misplaced camber, while perhaps v...
by barnboy
Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Embrace the strange
Replies: 46
Views: 24197

Volkl used it on a pair of (then) fatty's 'bout six or seven years back I think too.