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by gketcham
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Carbon ski
Replies: 2
Views: 767

Carbon ski

I'll be honest. I haven't been on the forum for a long time and I didn't research the heck out of this before I posted it so nobody will probably answer. Do any ski manufacturers or anybody here make skis/cores out of layers of carbon or is their always a core in the middle? How many layers would/ d...
by gketcham
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Gluing edges on the wrong side of base.
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

Thanks. I can't believe I did it. Also I can't believe it took me this long to realize I did it.
by gketcham
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Builders in Colorado
Replies: 1
Views: 735

Builders in Colorado

What other builders are on the Front Range in Colorado. Let me know if you want to get together and make some skis.
by gketcham
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Gluing edges on the wrong side of base.
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

Gluing edges on the wrong side of base.

I glued the edges with the teeth on the smooth side of the base and not the textured side. Is there a way to still make this bond well, or do I just need to start over? I feel like an idiot.
by gketcham
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Graphene
Replies: 14
Views: 4074

If you ask me it is just another way every ski manufacturer uses Smoke and Mirrors to make customers buy their product. From being in the industry and talking to companies at SIA every year I have become very cynical to 'new technology' in skis. I want to get into building skis professionally but I'...
by gketcham
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Yard Sale (non commercial)
Topic: Grindrite ST 1800, TF-2000 press and materials for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 3426

Aluminum Cassettes

Do you still have the cassettes and how much are they?
by gketcham
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Pressing learning curve
Replies: 6
Views: 3440

Pressing learning curve

How many pairs of skis did you have to make before you really felt like you hit your stride on getting everything pretty on-point when you pressed? This is just a fun topic. I have pressed four pairs of skis and I am still feeling like I learn something new every time.
by gketcham
Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Methods to keep core/ base still during press.
Replies: 27
Views: 13468

Thanks all. I think spending a few more minutes during layup and have a better blocking method. All of my equipment is super ghetto too but I will update all in good time.
by gketcham
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Keeping edge flat while bending.
Replies: 14
Views: 5990

Are you guys all doing full wrap edge as well? I just cant seem to not fcuk up the edge around the tip and tail of the ski.
by gketcham
Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Keeping edge flat while bending.
Replies: 14
Views: 5990

Keeping edge flat while bending.

Hello all, I am at a frustrating point in my layup process. I have yet to be able to find a way to keep the edges from torqueing and twisting while I bend them around the tip and tail of the ski. I am sorry if I couldn't find this thread on the forum or if this topic is beating a dead horse, but I a...
by gketcham
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: wood vs ptex sidewalls. What's your preference?
Replies: 11
Views: 5798

wood vs ptex sidewalls. What's your preference?

I'm just curious why people prefer wood or p-tex sidewalls. I started buying a 1x6 at 6' of hardwood to rip into sidewalls because it seems cheaper, but I don't know if it will screw me in the long run. I have pressed one ski with wood sidewalls so far and it has held up a season so far.
by gketcham
Sun May 17, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Methods to keep core/ base still during press.
Replies: 27
Views: 13468

Methods to keep core/ base still during press.

My last pair (#3) of skis had a core shifting issue. Before this pair I used small brad nails through the sidewall down into the bottom mold to keep everything in line throughout the process. I stopped that after the second pair of skis had a nail going through the base. So I tried another method (b...
by gketcham
Fri May 01, 2015 5:16 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Base Material as Tip Fill
Replies: 10
Views: 4512

Oh thanks everybody. I sanded the one side on a belt grinder with a very low grit belt. I also did not flame treat it. I'll try a better method, use gloves, and flame treat next time.
by gketcham
Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:10 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Base Material as Tip Fill
Replies: 10
Views: 4512

Base Material as Tip Fill

Is anyone using different color base material to substitute as tip fill for their skis? I tried it because its the same stuff, scuffed both sides but my skis keep delaming. Thanks.
by gketcham
Sat May 17, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Yard Sale (non commercial)
Topic: 1.7mm thick base. Want to buy.
Replies: 0
Views: 1823

1.7mm thick base. Want to buy.

I am looking around for some thick base material preferably in neon green. If anyone has any or can point me in the direction of someone who does I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks