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by Idris
Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: warped base?
Replies: 24
Views: 11628

I roll that shit out on the cnc and cut right away. Strap it to a template and egde it the next day. No issues. Strap/clamping the base to the template when edging is the key. Doing this I've managed to use some nasty base that would warp 5cm over it's length and still have straight skis in the end...
by Idris
Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Critique please and questions - I want to get laid properly
Replies: 6
Views: 3363

1. without seeing a diagram of you'r skis I'm guessing - but based on what I build go for 20cm back form the tip and 10cm in from the tail. If you realy want to go for a flat bit, go for ball of foot, not boot center. This should also bee your cores thickest point. 2. If you've built boards before t...
by Idris
Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:56 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Biaxial Flax as Composite
Replies: 17
Views: 8883

I will admit a guy could play with his core thickness to achieve a desires flex as this stuff specs out pretty strong, but at the flax prices that could get expensive I just figured out why the differnce in experience over weight etc.... - different flax supplier - this http://www.bcomp.ch/54-0-fla...
by Idris
Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Biaxial Flax as Composite
Replies: 17
Views: 8883

Danielrahn wrote:Idris,
How much thicker would you say the flax composites are than a glass composite after it is pressed?
Side by side comparison, same ski, one glass one flax

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Why are people mixing flax with FG or CF? why not keep things pure Biax Flax + uni Flax
by Idris
Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Vacuum Press
Replies: 63
Views: 35077

ok this might not be the best place to be asking this. That aside: some thoughts on this pump? http://www.veneersupplies.com/products/Vacuum-Pump---Thomas-315-CFM-120-VAC.html I know 3 cfm is a bit low, but for that price it is hard to pass up. Wouldn't be worried about the speed - much faster than...
by Idris
Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Biaxial Flax as Composite
Replies: 17
Views: 8883

Hi Danielrahn I regularily make skis from flax - I use the biax and uni together to replace triax glass. I use it to replace 750gsm glass - If I keep the same core I put the Uni next to the core and the biax next to both the base and topsheet. If I reverse this I need to make a thinner core as the f...
by Idris
Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Wood sidewall preference
Replies: 28
Views: 14249

oak seems to be good as a wood for sidewalls but i have read that it contais some sillicis (not sure about this word) which cause steel oxidation... If it is varnished - no problem. But varnishing sidewalls would be pain in the neck... But maybe i am wrong with that and also there are several oak s...
by Idris
Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Ski Layup/Factory Tour Videos
Replies: 139
Views: 85195

Don't ;)know if this one was ever posted. Nice video from Idris http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=659Z-AXy3uc&feature=related That's an embarrasing one, was shot in 2 hours, I told the guys they needed 2 days I will be making a new one soon, but here is a teaser version http://vimeo.com/82369159 ;)
by Idris
Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: New to the game
Replies: 3
Views: 2600

First off, keep things simple, very simple with the first pair - -you are on the right track with vacuum, serch our Davide's build threads - very simple methodology - I built my first 20 pairs this way. As for design copy, or at least base your design on something that you know works. When you have ...
by Idris
Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Wood sidewall preference
Replies: 28
Views: 14249

Oak - nice and simple, good enough for castle doors and battle ships so good enough for skis.

I've probably made 100+ pairs and no problems so far.
by Idris
Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:01 am
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Detailed documentation of my next build
Replies: 78
Views: 39240

Very tidy looking work there pmg, I'm impressed.

I also bend the edge to the base mold and then clamp to it when gluing on edges, stops any base warping from affecting the final ski.
by Idris
Fri May 30, 2014 3:07 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: sweet spot
Replies: 12
Views: 4508

Sweet spot as twizzstyle said has to do with manny things - I've found that some skis can have a huge sweet spot - you could mount the bindings 10cm, maybee even more from you centerline and they would ski well and others that 5mm mad them change. There was no defining factor between the skis, such ...
by Idris
Fri May 30, 2014 3:03 am
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: sweet spot
Replies: 12
Views: 4508

falls wrote:deeper the powder - bigger the sweet spot
Errr no, not on some skis anyway

Some skis have an ok sweet spot on hardpack, a huge one in 5-10cm of velvet or heavy pow and then over 15cm of pow become progressively less ballanced and almost un controlable in deep pow
by Idris
Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Snowboarder's version of snowlerblades?
Replies: 6
Views: 3689

by Idris
Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Materials and Supplies
Topic: Is anyone using thick base and edge still?
Replies: 16
Views: 6951

Sarcasm is hard to type. But I love it, because it makes it seem that much more dry and tactless. How small of a box can you get those edges in in Chamonix? I'd almost be interested to try and get a few meters packed really tight. Thanks I'll try tight coiling them, but I think they don't want to c...