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by pmg
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: HB (Hansen Boards) 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1548

awesome, really love the design!
by pmg
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Perennial Skis
Replies: 22
Views: 6338

Nice, if you are around we can have a GS ski day if you like!
by pmg
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Differential heating
Replies: 8
Views: 2080

I build nearly only carbon skis (or carbon/flax mix now) and never had that issue - about 50% of the mold's camber is in the final ski. But I use a very slow curing resin to ensure even temperature when resin cures. Regarding your temperature thing: IMO the bottom should be heated more to get less c...
by pmg
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: help choosing a vacuum for a table press
Replies: 21
Views: 4424

silicon is more than stretchy enough! Made my hollow tips with a silicone sheet, the silicone membrane moves around every uneventy easily.
by pmg
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Carbon and Flax Fiber Layup
Replies: 8
Views: 2541

AFAIK flax has great dampening properties, and I think dampening along the length of the ski is more important than torsional dampening, hence I use thin Uni flax and normal triax/biax carbon. I love riding the results!
by pmg
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: help choosing a vacuum for a table press
Replies: 21
Views: 4424

Hi, post some photos of your setup and your results, that will help us help you :)
by pmg
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Ski design mold
Replies: 2
Views: 1452

IMO this only makes sense if you build a lot of different shapes, as building this mold will take a lot of time.
by pmg
Sun May 07, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Base grinding methods?
Replies: 1
Views: 1358

Hi, 1) you will never get the base perfectly flat with a belt grinder (only possible with a stone grinder), but you can achieve very good results nevertheless. 2) The more pressure you apply, the more uneven your base will get. So I am a supporter of little pressure. Of course some pressure is neede...
by pmg
Sat May 06, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Wood for cores preference
Replies: 2
Views: 1992

My 2 woods are ash and poplar - because I can get them easily. My standard core is poplar in the middle and 2 ash stringers next to the sidewalls. In my idea the stronger wood along the sidecut helps transferring the forces from the edges to the binding. Poplar helps keeping the weight down. In a ra...
by pmg
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: In the press today - as Swiss as it gets :)
Replies: 28
Views: 6723

That ski is great! The only thing I don't like: Its not immune to rocks, (As any other ski). Have a look yourself: http://www.spame.de/skibau/matterhorn12.JPG Caught a rock when riding Firn in the Arlberg region (Wow, this area is paradise!). You can already see my repair approach in this picture: I...
by pmg
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: GS Race Ski
Replies: 18
Views: 4371

Yes, the "real" racing skis nowadays are hard as hell and have little camber. I have a 193cm long Völkl GS racer as well, thats a really nice ski though its so hard and long . once its on the edge its going nowhere else. But for my racing skills 27m radius is waaay too much, so I built a ski that h...
by pmg
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: GS Race Ski
Replies: 18
Views: 4371

Excessive camber definitely causes chatter, had that issue in some other builds which had more camber than planned.
by pmg
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: GS Race Ski
Replies: 18
Views: 4371

Not at all. And I don't understand why a hollow tip would lead to this... The contact point of the camber is way behind the hollow tip, about 5cm.
by pmg
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Ski design discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 6424

It was just a guess, we had a customer in our ski service a year ago who destroyed the whole heel of his binding by lifting his inside ski for turn iniciation :)
by pmg
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: GS Race Ski
Replies: 18
Views: 4371

Hi, I used the carbon full width, the flax as well. As wood I used ash. Regarding dampness: When I test the dampening in my workshop and compare it to my Völkl GS race ski with 2x titanal, the völkl is waaay damper and stops swinging earlier. On Snow however, I didn't feel a difference but prefer ...