tipspacer: white ABS plastic
inserts: stainless steel M6, 7mm for
G3 Targa binding pattern
damping elements: rubber strips
placed above metal edges
The graphics of the Buttcrackers were made by laminating tan fabric underneath
the clear Isosport topsheet layer. With the Buttcrackers we tried
something new and decided to create the Buttcracker lettering by using a
computer to print them on normal white paper.
Kam S. Leang, Pat Leang
October 30, 2004
download the *.dxf file for the
The Buttcrackers started the chain of creativity in our ski building.
Designed by Pat Leang the skis incorporated a 3-tip design. For what
purpose? We have no clue. But having the option to ski "ass backwards" is a pretty unique
feature. This was our first ski to use printed graphics. Although simple, the Buttcracker
lettering came out well and there was no fading or blurring as was expected when wetted out with epoxy.
I think we can use this method in the future to create more detailed graphics as opposed
to the simple fabric technique we've been using for the other skis. But the method
still needs to be tested out for larger prints.
December 26, 2004: Snow Summit, CA.
Family fun day at the local Southern
California hill. All the Leangs got together for a rare occasion and spent
a day skiing with the holiday crowds. This was the first day on the Buttcrackers but it
was difficult to actually test the ride of the skis because they weren't waxed.
However, they did seem to ride nicely even though they stuck to the snow like Velcro. No real
problems to report except for some minor chipping in the Isosport topsheet layer. We've been
having some problems with the durability of these topsheets and will probably do away with
these particular ones in the future.