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by chrislandy
Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:24 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: logging on
Replies: 2
Views: 2595

logging on

I may be being completely stupid here (and most likely overlooking the simplest of things!), but... every time I visit the site I have to log on again, I can't seen to find a "keep me logged on" tick box? Also, I have to log on twice before the site recognizes I've actually logged on? What am I doin...
by chrislandy
Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Thin white layer to stop carbon showing through?
Replies: 9
Views: 5314

Use an epoxy screen printing ink such as the Nazdar on the back (reinforcement side) of the fabric to do a flood coat. In van/car signage, white printers are really expensive and a hassle to use. Typically on a white car/van the signwriter will print using their normal inks and when it gets stuck to...
by chrislandy
Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:47 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: How fast/slow does your vacuum setup loose pressure?
Replies: 8
Views: 4454

You should clamp the line or use a vacuum suitable quick connect like these: http://www.vacinnovation.co.uk/content/00/01/55/36/66/userimages/2part+plug.jpg on the odd occasion I've turned the pump off and forgotten to disconnect or clamp the line it's sucked the oil straight out of the pump and up ...
by chrislandy
Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:14 am
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: How fast/slow does your vacuum setup loose pressure?
Replies: 8
Views: 4454

With my vac line disconnected (using a quick connect fitting) and a sealed bag it doesn't loose vacuum at all (I've done a 2 day cure before when I didn't have an oven up and running). If it looses vacuum then there's a leak somewhere
by chrislandy
Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Thin white layer to stop carbon showing through?
Replies: 9
Views: 5314

One option would be to do a white screen print as a backing. That's the way a lot of graphics (signs/car wrapping etc) are done when the base colour is not white
by chrislandy
Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:10 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Hello, just joined
Replies: 6
Views: 4610

Unless it's upside down ;) In case anyone is interested, it's 2.84kg (6.2lb) without bindings, 56" long, 16.5" wide and 1/4" core, full carbon (bi-ax, twill & plain woven) with carbon stringers & wrapped edges (is that capped construction in these circles?), the flex profile varies along the length ...
by chrislandy
Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Hello, just joined
Replies: 6
Views: 4610

OK, some photos of what I've been building
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by chrislandy
Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: pop
Replies: 43
Views: 18168

. Need camber for pop. It's the rebound out of a turn or off a jump that the camber provides. Carbon in a cambered ski can help add pop as it helps the ski snap back to its desired shape rapidly. would it make sense to compensate camber by stiffer skis with/or more carbon From where I'm sitting, ad...
by chrislandy
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Veneer Thickness
Replies: 14
Views: 8131

While on the subject, if you had to lay up a number of veneers to get the size you need (the sizes I need are quite expensive as they are on the larger size of the stocked curve), do they have issues with cracking at the join after a little use due to the in use flexing?
by chrislandy
Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:11 am
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Hello, just joined
Replies: 6
Views: 4610

Hello, just joined

Hi, As is the typical story I guess... I've been lurking around the forum for a few months and signed up recently so this is my first post. To date I have not built any snowboards or snow ski's but I have built a few wakeboards (which is my main focus) there is a lot of crossover between our build m...