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TheNewEnglandPlow
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Soild Wood skis

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Im a telemark skier i want to make a 95-70-85 ski it want to know if a fully wooden ski would be viable im thinking of a poly base because pine tar seems like a hastle. So give me your thoughts on hickory, Ash, Maple. Show wood or pure white? Would a ski like that be viable? How thick? Which wood should i pick? I do mostly down hill skiing

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chrismp
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Depends on what is "viable" to you. Others on here have successfully built skis without ptex bases. Here are some older posts with info on this:

http://www.skibuilders.com/phpBB2/viewt ... f=2&t=3913

http://www.skibuilders.com/phpBB2/viewt ... =14&t=2905

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What is you definition of a fully wood ski? No Fibres? Edges?

Tardi Skis did that in the past, dont know if they still build like that
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Re: Soild Wood skis

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Edges are okay bottom sheets are okay by d
Soild wood i mean that the ski has a single piece of wood as its internal. You can have a top sheet or base. The main piece of the ski is a single piece of wood

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Hi im putting some bases and edging on old wood skis. I want to use wood for the bases but have trouble deciding.
Will strand bamboo make good bases? 1.4mm veneer looks like amazing stuff. Hardness is well over 3000.
Any experience with this?

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Bamboo is no wood. Just saying it ;)
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Are you reffering to strand bamboo being sythetic. Broken into fibers and compressedYes thats what im looking for. I had originally wanted to use lignonstone. But could not source any.
I need an opinion as to bamboo's performance as a base material. I know what hickory is like. So bamboo should be alot better right? Lighter harder and more durable. .but does it slide?..

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