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by gav wa
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: WRONG 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 13948

I've also got a matching pair of boards I have had here slowly progressing for ages. I have really dragged my feet on these. They are a proper freeride type board and a swallowtail with matching base and topsheet designs. They are for a family member who has his own drag racing team. Nothing too ful...
by gav wa
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: WRONG 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 13948

Yeah Falls thats the old fashioned way of doing it mate. Its similar to my set up, but i dont have to take a sled with me everywhere i go, i already have a snowboard that works perfect as a sled. I dont really like the pole connections when using snowshoes as you feel the sled pull and jolt with eac...
by gav wa
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: WRONG 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 13948

Thanks for the feedback Dave. You are one of very few people i know who even got around to trying approach skis. The points you raise are definitely things that have slowed down the build a lot, do i just build snow skate type skis for aussie conditions or something that can handle powder. I dont us...
by gav wa
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: WRONG 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 13948

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by gav wa
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: WRONG 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 13948

I've been really keen to make a pair of foldable approach skis for quite a while now. The MTN Approach stuff always looked a bit weak around the hinges and backwards folding so the hinges took all the weight. Turns out I was right, they have a bad rep for falling apart. It's unfortunate because I li...
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: 1149

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: 29807

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: 2454

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: 2400

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: 13948

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: 29807

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: 13948

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: 13948

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: 13948

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: 13948

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...