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by Akiwi
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Ski design discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 6509

Thanks for your coments. I also saw the new Blizzard Spur at Ispo last week, which is what made me start thinking about it. http://www.ispo.com/awards/ispo-award/winners/2017/ski/id_79698546/blizzard-spur-is-gold-winner-of-the-ispo-award-2017.html I think I will possibly try it with my next skis. wi...
by Akiwi
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Ski design discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 6509

Ski design discussion

I wanted to start a discussion on ski design, where people could perhaps discuss a few ideas, and maybe encourage out of the box thinking and help push the boundries of ski building. I had a couple of topics that I think are interesting and would be interested in what other people think. 1. Asymetri...
by Akiwi
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Core positioning - dovel method a bit different
Replies: 18
Views: 5316

The other advantage of the thumbtack, is that it has a large surface to stick to the base. the dowel method only has a small surface area to glue, and also I found that the superglue would wick up the dowel sticking it to the core.. which made it very difficult to get out of the core without breakin...
by Akiwi
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Through the thorns to the stars
Replies: 128
Views: 39971

Realy realy nice looking boards guys!
Congratulations..
I assume you have to drill the binding holes too.
by Akiwi
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Core positioning - dovel method a bit different
Replies: 18
Views: 5316

I love it.. That would have solved the problem of core movement on my last skis!! On the skis that broke I used an 8mm dowel, and the 8mm hole weakened the core and that is where it broke.. this would solve that problem.. Also it is a pain getting the fibres around the dowel sometimes.. Thanks a ton...
by Akiwi
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Stupid things you did when ski building
Replies: 15
Views: 4906

Haha, I can imagine that panic. I had the top come off my bottle of super glue last year, spilling it all over my hand. I tried to ignore it, until I realized that all my fingers got stuck together. Had to one handed Google "removing superglue". The answer is Acetone or warm water. I tried the Aceto...
by Akiwi
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Stiffness Calculation
Replies: 18
Views: 9494

That looks like it will be pretty interesting to play with. I'll try it when I get home. Skiing in Austria at the moment.
by Akiwi
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: HB (Hansen Boards)
Replies: 224
Views: 59882

SleepingAwake wrote:They certainly look good! I have no idea how you make that many skis in such short amount of time!
I sleep awake. ;)
by Akiwi
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: HB (Hansen Boards)
Replies: 224
Views: 59882

Hi, they still look nice! Did you use the dovel method to keep the core in place? No, and that was my downfall. :( I decided to try without, as that was where the last pair broke. I realize now that I could have easily aligned my cores using blocks glued to my press as these skis have sidewalls in ...
by Akiwi
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: HB (Hansen Boards)
Replies: 224
Views: 59882

Finished my replacement skis..
Core is different.. more Ash.
I'm not totally happy as I had some core shift..
I can still ski them though I think.. Will try them tomorrow.

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by Akiwi
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Perennial Skis
Replies: 22
Views: 6450

I Agree, Beautiful looking skis.. Especially the last ones.
I took my new ones out of the press last night. I hope they hold longer than my last ones.
Holy Cow.. 1030 per ski is very light!
by Akiwi
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Hannes 16/17
Replies: 10
Views: 4576

Hey Hannes, Looks like you have been busy. Some nice looking skis.. Not sure about the tips :-|
If you are driving south over the A8 before Munich, you drive right past my place.. If you want to stop for a coffee & pinkle pause.. send me a PM.
by Akiwi
Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: rocker-camber variations in press moulds.
Replies: 5
Views: 2785

That is correct. In that case I just clamped the aluminium sheet in the middle to the table. I just measured the ski. I held it down and measured 1.5 cm at the back and just under 2 at the front. so it didn't loose much.. Also by holding down it is pushing up against gravity. The epoxy I use recomme...
by Akiwi
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: WRONG 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 12487

Realy realy nice!
I guess the resin was a little thicker, or started to harden sooner and therefore not squeezing out as much. You could try warming the epoxy a little to make it a bit thinner. OTOH if it was hardening too soon, then warming might make it worse.
by Akiwi
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: rocker-camber variations in press moulds.
Replies: 5
Views: 2785

Or you do what I do, and use a sheet of 3mm Aluminium 40cm wide and long enough for your skis. Bend the sheet for the tip and tail, but leave the rest flat. Do your layup on it and slip the whole thing into a sealed plastic bag. Apply vacuum. Now using strips of wood and clamps you can create rocker...