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by chrismp
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: First core design ever
Replies: 20
Views: 4991

Re: First core design ever

A lot of the bells and whistles you see in consumer skis and snowboards have been put there in order to achieve something that can often be achieved in a much simpler way, but they use it anyway because it's easier for marketing. Just keep that in mind when looking at websites of big brands. You can...
by chrismp
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: First core design ever
Replies: 20
Views: 4991

Re: First core design ever

I think he wants to only place the cork as inlays a couple millimeters deep. He probably got the idea from Capita Snowboards...to be honest, I am not entirely convinced either that it really does improve on the ride.
by chrismp
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: First core design ever
Replies: 20
Views: 4991

Re: First core design ever

The build threads are a good starting point. As you are new to this, make sure you read the entire wiki written by HappyMonkey here: http://www.happymonkeysnowboards.com/Mo ... Main_Page . It is a great resource and gives you an idea on what's involved in building a snowboard.
by chrismp
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Happy Monkey's process
Replies: 72
Views: 52412

Re: Happy Monkey's process

Here's the info on the bits HeadMonkey uses including speeds (not feeds though): http://www.happymonkeysnowboards.com/Mo ... outer_Bits
by chrismp
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: First core design ever
Replies: 20
Views: 4991

Re: First core design ever

You can get a medium flex out of any type of wood. The real question is, how thick should a core of a specific species with your desired outline dimensions and reinforcement layers be in order to achieve the desired stiffness. Try to search the forum for core thickness values others have used and tr...
by chrismp
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: WRONG 2017
Replies: 63
Views: 19988

Both look amazing! Can you post more detailed specs?
by chrismp
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: digital printing
Replies: 5
Views: 2201

There is a variety of UV printers with different inks and there are also primers for printing on plastics. So, as J skis have proven, there definitely is a way.

If it helps, J skis is using a Fujifilm Acuity printer...so maybe you can find someone with that type of printer.
by chrismp
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: digital printing
Replies: 5
Views: 2201

If I remember correctly, we tried it one with isosport 8210 printing directly on the bonding side of the topsheet and then backscreened with epoxy ink. Can't remember the model of the UV printer we used. It delaminated pretty quickly with the delam occuring between the topsheet and the UV ink.
by chrismp
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Donek Drag knife best practices
Replies: 10
Views: 3274

Sweet, that's great news!
by chrismp
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Heat Blanket Layup
Replies: 5
Views: 1514

Sorry, completely forgot about the bottom mold haha

I have a sheet of 4mm HDF board on top of the mold, then the heat blanket.
by chrismp
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Heat Blanket Layup
Replies: 5
Views: 1514

Don't you have a cattrack and your press bladder between the form blocks and the heat blanket?
by chrismp
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Edge Gaps after Pressing
Replies: 17
Views: 4040

3M has guidelines on storing superglue. For longer periods they recommend storage in the fridge (not freezer) to extend the shelf life. However, if you start using the glue more frequently they recommend to keep it out of the fridge in order to avoid condensation inside the bottle (moisture makes th...
by chrismp
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: The pictures are the best part
Replies: 5
Views: 1746

Thanks a lot for this! All broken URLs from my posts appear to be links to third party websites, which I guess I can't do much about. Maybe I'll try to find similar images and re-upload them to some image hoster.
by chrismp
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Nazdar epoxy inks in Europe?
Replies: 2
Views: 1444

In Europe you can get Epoxy based paints from Henelit.
by chrismp
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: back from the dead, fun leftovers to be used !
Replies: 6
Views: 1980

We typically use 13 oz/yd triax carbon (+/-45 and 0) with equal distribution of fabric weight on each axis in combination with harder core woods. Bcomp can help you with the right core thickness. If you tell them what types of wood and reinforcement fabrics you have used in the past, they will calcu...