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by skidesmond
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Section8-titanal
Replies: 38
Views: 9651

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: 3784

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: 38
Views: 9651

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: 2795

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!
by skidesmond
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: photobucket
Replies: 9
Views: 2795

Some of my links worked and some didn’t. But soon photobucket will require you to pay a monthly fee. What really bothered me about them is they stopped the hot links without notice, at least I never got one. Plans start at $4.48 a month. It’s cheap but they just turned me off. It’s going to ma...
by skidesmond
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: photobucket
Replies: 9
Views: 2795

photobucket

If you didn't know already Photobucket users will no longer be able to use their site for free. This will break all my photo links and I'm sure it will for many others. I'm in the process of removing all my content from photobucket. I'd re-post the pics somewhere but I have far too many pics that I'...
by skidesmond
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: photobucket
Replies: 1
Views: 1508

photobucket

If you didn't know already Photobucket users will no longer be able to use their site for free. This will break all my photo links and I'm sure it will for many others. I'm in the process of removing all my content from photobucket. I'd re-post the pics somewhere but I have far too many pics that I'...
by skidesmond
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Triaxial FG - small amount free
Replies: 1
Views: 1802

Fiberglass has been spoken for. Thanks!
by skidesmond
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Triaxial FG - small amount free
Replies: 1
Views: 1802

Triaxial FG - small amount free

FREE - Skibuilders in Western Mass or New England area - Looking to unload a small amount of triaxial FG 23.55 ounce. I have a 72x24 and 72x50 sections on a roll. Enough for a couple pair of skis or snowboards.

Message me if you're interested.
by skidesmond
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Graphene
Replies: 14
Views: 6000

Reminds me to an us brand ... always talking about how important and different epoxy is because he knows ... he comes from aerospace ... and that its a carbon board... We cut up one board and guess what ... two tiny carbon strings inside ... LOL Exactly! The public has no other way to know what’s...
by skidesmond
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Graphene
Replies: 14
Views: 6000

Gketcham, that’s why I started this post. From what I’ve read so far, it’s so expensive I wonder how much Head uses. I haven't seen other big manufacturers advertise it in their skis yet. Can’t imagine it’s used in the entire ski but who knows. It’s pretty awesome stuff but will the aver...
by skidesmond
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Test and Trip Reports: How Did They Work?
Topic: Section8-GS Comp
Replies: 0
Views: 2961

Section8-GS Comp

After years of hemming-n-hawing I finally bit the bullet and made a GS style racing ski. Spent yesterday skiing on it (12/28) . It happened to be a bitter cold day, 0F. Snowbase was hard with loose snow on top. No idea what the wind chill was. Ski specs: 180cm 116-68-100 Ash core Ipe sidewall Entrop...
by skidesmond
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Section8 - GS COMP
Replies: 0
Views: 2475

Section8 - GS COMP

Been awhile since I posted about a build. I did some redesign of a cheater style race Ski I had kickin around in my head for quite some time. It had a square tail and rounded the tail. Also I think I did a first, I used Flax and titanal in the ski, no FG or cf. The wood core is ash with Ipe sidewall...
by skidesmond
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Section8-titanal
Replies: 38
Views: 9651

I pressed the ski, did all the finish work on it, base grind, edge sharpening, wax, etc. I put the titanal on the top layer. I split the titanal in half. The titanal did extend over the bindings area. There was no problem trimming the titanal. The ski is not overly stiff. A single full sheet would h...
by skidesmond
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Section8-titanal
Replies: 38
Views: 9651

Update... I used the router to trim the edge of the sample piece I made and it does work ok. I took a minute shaving off, a bit scary, I think it dulls the router bit pretty quick. Obviously bits of AL scatter about. The titanal Edge had tiny ridges from the router bit which would/should be sanded o...