How crucial is it to epoxy sidewalls to core pre-layup?

For discussions related to ski/snowboard construction/design methods and techniques.

Moderators: Head Monkey, kelvin, bigKam, skidesmond, chrismp

Post Reply
Danielbroski
Posts: 46
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:00 pm
Location: Boulder, CO

How crucial is it to epoxy sidewalls to core pre-layup?

Post by Danielbroski » Wed May 22, 2019 11:11 am

In the past I've always epoxied my UHMW sidewalls to my core before profiling the cores, after seeing that was a common way to do it. It has worked well, but it's a bit of a pain. I've seen a few companies (J skis and Folsom skis) who seem to just hold the sidewalls in place and let the layup adhere them to the ski. Any body have experience doing this?

Vostok61
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:13 am

Re: How crucial is it to epoxy sidewalls to core pre-layup?

Post by Vostok61 » Wed May 29, 2019 11:47 am

Are there things I should be paying attention for if I were to use epoxy in very warm weather or with salty, iodine-rich seaside air? The thing is that I was planning to buy one of these houses in Greece for the holidays, and work on skis there to go to winter sports resorts in Bulgaria, Montenegro etc later on.

mammuth
Posts: 326
Joined: Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:48 am
Location: somewhere in the alps

Re: How crucial is it to epoxy sidewalls to core pre-layup?

Post by mammuth » Thu May 30, 2019 3:23 am

Danielbroski wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 11:11 am
I've seen a few companies (J skis and Folsom skis) who seem to just hold the sidewalls in place and let the layup adhere them to the ski. Any body have experience doing this?
If you work with a mold and if you have profiled sidewalls you can do this approach, otherwise it will be difficult ;)
Tom

Post Reply