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by gav wa
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: CAD guys with ski design experience
Replies: 3
Views: 1009

How much ya offering? :D :D :D Seriously though, all the people on here building decent skis and boards have invested hundreds of hours and heaps of cash into working out their own designs and processes. You're not going to get anybody volunteering all that knowledge so your mates can build their bu...
by gav wa
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Quality heat blankets found/cheap!!!!
Replies: 45
Views: 28993

I got my new heat mats from Alirubber a couple of days ago. So not worth making my own again, these are really nice. The wire spacing is about 5mm so the heat is really even.
I’m really happy with them so far.
by gav wa
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Why not completely replace fiberglass with carbon?
Replies: 7
Views: 2195

Get out and ride a full carbon ski or snowboard. Totally different ride than the same with glass. It would be fun to ride a full carbon powder board, but i doubt i would prefer it over a glass board. Super light isn't always better too. Overly light boards don't handle chopped up snow as well as boa...
by gav wa
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Spoon bases?
Replies: 9
Views: 2144

The board ground up pretty nice and i only gave the edge a 1 degree base bevel, considering the extra base angle it seemed a fair idea. It all worked really well. It is a full swallowtail powder board but with a long shallow camber. It was a real smooth ride in every type of snow. I even received a ...
by gav wa
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: WRONG 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 12658

So it seems the spoon base of the latest build (the red veneer swallowtail) was definitely not a problem on firm snow.
I received a screenshot from the owner of his ski tracker app.
He hit a top speed of 94 Kph.
Not bad for a little 149cm swallowtail powder board.
by gav wa
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Quality heat blankets found/cheap!!!!
Replies: 45
Views: 28993

Hey Stormyclouds, did you get your blankets and try them out?
I have just ordered a pair from the same guys.
by gav wa
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: WRONG 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 12658

So looks like I just caught up with the photobucket rubbish of them killing off free third party sharing.
So I've now got imgur and have replaced the images on this thread. Just got to get the sizes right now, they end up bigger from Imgur.
by gav wa
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: WRONG 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 12658

Hey does anyone know why my photobucket images don’t seem to show here anymore?
by gav wa
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: WRONG 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 12658

I would agree about applying stain before lay up. I suggest thinning it down heaps with acetone so it soaks deep into the veneer. Use softer wood for the same reason. I thin it right down then do multiple coats to build up the colour. Work it in with a rag and you get the stain going all the way thr...
by gav wa
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: WRONG 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 12658

Pretty happy with the new resin I tried out. I stuffed up the heat ramping a little and ended up with a bit of spoon in the base, but for a powder board it might work out pretty good. The flex is very similar to how my old resin would have worked with this layup, maybe a little stiffer, so that is c...
by gav wa
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: WRONG 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 12658

Hey first build in just over a year. Can't belief it has been that long. Well until I saw how rusty I was putting this board together :D :D In the end it turned out ok. I was not too sold on the bright orange edge with such a red veneer topsheet but it actually looks sweet. It's a short board for a ...
by gav wa
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Spoon bases?
Replies: 9
Views: 2144

Thanks for the responses. I think in powder this board would be really nice to ride. Unfortunately its not for me but i guy wanting it to also ride quick down groomers. I think speed won't be an issue on firm snow but he will need to keep it on edge. Interesting point DR regarding repressing. I have...
by gav wa
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Spoon bases?
Replies: 9
Views: 2144

Spoon bases?

Hey the folks. So i just pulled a super cool swallowtail powder board and i totally stuffed up my temp ramping and with the new resin i am trying out it has come out with a fair amount of edge high convex in the base. Edges up if you sit the board down on a table. I can grind the base but not grind ...
by gav wa
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Building a snowboard - i only know skis?!
Replies: 6
Views: 1452

Yeah with that glass weight 6.2mm will work really well. Remember that a small increase in thickness makes a huge difference on a board too. If you use 620 gram triad with a 6.6mm core you end up with a stiff, unforgiving plank.
by gav wa
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Graphene
Replies: 14
Views: 3052

Its funny, the boards I've built with very basic layups, just glass top and bottom and a nice basic camber profile have always ridden the best. So smooth and fun to ride. People borrow them and really love them too. In general i think most people over buy gear, but unfortunately it is sometimes hard...