Search found 76 matches

by powdercow
Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:19 am
Forum: Yard Sale (non commercial)
Topic: Complete Kit with press, bladder, profiler ,glass, edges etc
Replies: 2
Views: 2107

I'm trying not to parse out at this point but if it gets there I'll let you know. Base is definitely 1.3, I'll have to measure rubber but it's close.
by powdercow
Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Yard Sale (non commercial)
Topic: Complete Kit with press, bladder, profiler ,glass, edges etc
Replies: 2
Views: 2107

Complete Kit with press, bladder, profiler ,glass, edges etc

After six years of no use and a shrinking garage and shrinking personal time I'm selling my whole setup. Lots of pics and specs here: http://www.skibuilders.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=694&highlight= Ad I put up on KSL here: https://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=29540594&cat=414 I'm in Utah and as...
by powdercow
Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: Test and Trip Reports: How Did They Work?
Topic: 2007 Memorial Weekend: Big Craggy Peak and WA Pass
Replies: 4
Views: 30102

Wow, paint me jealous, great pictures. I love the fisheye effect.
by powdercow
Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Core
Replies: 4
Views: 2471

I do it exactly like hafte. One nice thing about this method is that you can "bookmatch" the core. Not sure if this really makes a difference but it appeals to me, so I do it.

Good tip on the Mill hafte, my router bit does indeed tend to mangle things.
by powdercow
Wed May 30, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: The youngest skibuilder
Replies: 7
Views: 4227

The youngest skibuilder

Today is the first time I have had a chance to check the site for a month or so, and ski building has been put on hold as well. What is so important, you ask, to come between me and my favorite pastime? He is: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/217/492770838_3e5e1405a9.jpg Three weeks old yesterday, I g...
by powdercow
Wed May 30, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Summer garden
Replies: 12
Views: 6356

Put in my first garden this spring. I have four boxes filled with tomatoes, peppers, spinach, lettuce, radishes, peas, cucumbers, squash, and of course the family favorite green beans (seeds are smuggled home from Switzerland by whoever visited last). We had our first green salad from the garden the...
by powdercow
Wed May 30, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Spring snow, UHMW, and wax
Replies: 5
Views: 5368

G-man We are thinking the same way. The test I had planned was also in response to the article you posted. It makes me a little bit giddy to think that I could have a ski that is always fast and requires no base maintenance. If something goes wrong I can always grind and prep the bases later, really...
by powdercow
Tue May 01, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Spring snow, UHMW, and wax
Replies: 5
Views: 5368

G-man - I am so glad that someone else experiences what I call the roller coaster effect as much as I do (when a coaster comes to a stop suddenly and everyone gets whiplash). Saturday in Mineral basin (snowbird) I felt like I was just waiting to be pitched. Also you beat me to it again. I was thinki...
by powdercow
Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Ulavales!
Replies: 5
Views: 10833

Excellent write up, clear concise and to the point. The skis look great as well. Double sides carpet tape is fairly thin and is very sticky so that might make a good option for you. One question is how the topsheets "shed" snow when you are touring? As a fellow disciple of the dynafit cult, weight i...
by powdercow
Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Properties of reinforcement fibers
Replies: 21
Views: 15696

Thanks for the answers Alex. I will be interested to hear how basalt works as it starts getting used more.
by powdercow
Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Industry Directions in SKi Design
Replies: 22
Views: 10367

Saturday I got to demo 8 different skis (next years models) from Line, Dynastar, Head, Fischer, Scott, and Rossignol. I then finished the day on the remounted (back 3 cm) Ruby Soho's. It was a good change to get a "gut check" for where the industry is going and remind me what factory skis feel like....
by powdercow
Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: bigKam's latest core material
Replies: 43
Views: 24187

I almost started the exact same thread g-man until someone mentioned in their journal about Kam's pallet skis, I started laughing in the meeting I was in, so much for pretending to pay attention.
by powdercow
Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Project Pallet
Replies: 21
Views: 47529

I am really amped on the experimenting that is going on around here lately. Between shuss and his umpteen layers of composite and Kam and his junk wood we stand to learn a lot. So if the "pallets" ski well do we take it as proof that core material doesn't matter, or just there there are source of go...
by powdercow
Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: 'Gamma SL', new design, hope to press mon, thoughts?
Replies: 25
Views: 11755

I would just like you to encourage you to try this. I would be very interested to see how the additional layers effect the stiffness of the ski. I know that on the soft and stiff bros splat used the same cores and added one layer of fiberglass on top for the extra flex (at least he used to). Either ...
by powdercow
Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: waxing
Replies: 5
Views: 3000

My skis were cured at room temp and I have waxed them at least 7 times (my base prep needs work) including some back to back hot scrapes. My top sheet actually gets pretty warm and I haven't had any problems yet. I too will report back if I notice something.