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by Akiwi
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: excess tip/tail epoxy vacuum press
Replies: 13
Views: 2517

Yeah, I know what you mean. Pre bending your tip and tail helps so the edges sit flush to your mould, and rabbeting also helps, but I don't have a perfect solution for you.
by Akiwi
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Offset Skis
Replies: 32
Views: 19416

Nice finish.
Next time you could include a few pockets for lift cards, spare wax and something to eat ;-)
No, realy nice finish to them.
by Akiwi
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Offset Skis
Replies: 32
Views: 19416

Cool stuff, Looks good. It will make your life easier..
Hope all the welds hold. I spent the last couple of days welding a new BMX start gate for the local club. Have some very healthy branding marks now where some molten metal made its way through my trousers when welding overhead.
by Akiwi
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: In the press today - as Swiss as it gets :)
Replies: 28
Views: 6854

Ouch, Sympathies!
by Akiwi
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: HB (Hansen Boards)
Replies: 224
Views: 59882

skidesmond wrote:Nice carving!
Thanks.. It was difficult picking my way through all the people. But I found a way ;-)
by Akiwi
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: HB (Hansen Boards)
Replies: 224
Views: 59882

Here is a video of the skis in use.
They are fantastic to ski on.
Stable smooth and easy to turn.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Bn3rw8pTik
by Akiwi
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Ski design discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 6509

Lifting the inside ski... Just looked at some videos of me from about a week ago.. In normal turns no, but at low speed maybe. But I don't think so. You can analyse my style here: on hard and soft snow. These are all on the last ski I built. https://youtu.be/5Bn3rw8pTik I know my arms are a little w...
by Akiwi
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Forcing my kids to ski
Replies: 1
Views: 884

Forcing my kids to ski

Haha.. saw this video and had to share it.
http://www.tetongravity.com/video/ski/d ... ids-to-ski

I am sure my two boys and I can identify with it..

Anyone else.
by Akiwi
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Ski design discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 6509

That is a good point.. My allmountain skis from last year are looking a bit worse for wear on the veneer. But mainly behind the bindings.
by Akiwi
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Ski design discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 6509

I have never used tip spacer material.
My core is cut to be 2 - 3 mm smaller than the ski, and the veneer and fiberglass layers go over the core, and become thinner and seal the ski closed. You can see it clearly on this snowboard .
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by Akiwi
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Ski design discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 6509

All of mine have full length wood cores. I agree they can be a bit tricky in the layup phase as they tend to make a bridge, but I am pretty happy with them.
by Akiwi
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: GS Race Ski
Replies: 18
Views: 4460

Congratulations!
by Akiwi
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Exact center of the ski question for shaping skis
Replies: 11
Views: 2962

I have found that the binding mounting position doesn't make as big of a difference as I thought. I have Marker Schizo bindings where you can adjust the binding position over 6 CM. I find that wherever I move the binding to , my body position automatically compensates to the middle point of the ski....
by Akiwi
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: In the press today - as Swiss as it gets :)
Replies: 28
Views: 6854

Jeez mate.. you have been busy. I also need to investigate sidewards preasure when using vacuum bagging. In my last skis where I used thoes nails to center the cores. I was amazed at the dimples that I got in the bases which shouldn't have been possible without loads of sidewards preasure. I took st...
by Akiwi
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: GS Race Ski
Replies: 18
Views: 4460

It doesn't have to perform!
Looks so nice that even if it performed like a dog.. it's a winner!