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by twizzstyle
Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: First Ski Build - Success!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 13902

1. Sidewall comes detached from core during planeing Yep, welcome to the club. This is difficult for many people. Some folks have found good success. I profile my core/sidewalls together on my CNC router, by covering the bottom with masking tape then spray-gluing it down to a piece of MDF that is cl...
by twizzstyle
Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: Heksu
Replies: 79
Views: 27448

I didn't find anything about asymmetric fibers could you please give me link or short explanation. Here is a very short basic explanation: all of the materials in your skis expand/contract with changes in temperature. If you have different materials above and below your core, you may have drastic c...
by twizzstyle
Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: treefrogs new shop is finally under way!
Replies: 27
Views: 17326

That is VERY awesome Sam, congrats to your boy, you must be proud! I've got a wee one on the way (my first), so I'm looking forward to those kind of things. I was never able to get a backflip down, and at 32 years old now I think I've given up the idea of ever figuring it out. Spins are easy. How's ...
by twizzstyle
Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: Seattle/Eastside area get together for local builders?
Replies: 52
Views: 27338

Absolutely! I ran into Don (Rym) at Alpy last Friday, but we didn't do any runs together. Would love to get together and ride (my preference would be Alpy, just because I'm selfish and that's my mountain :) )
by twizzstyle
Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Wood topsheet - best way to protect from the elements
Replies: 27
Views: 16474

Hang on a minute - is that the coolest thing I've ever seen on homemade skis? I think it just might be. Well done, those are gorgeous skis. I have nothing to add to this discussion (I've done a few wood veneer skis now, but all with a clear topsheet). You could maybe find a very thin plastic materia...
by twizzstyle
Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Aprés Ski Building
Topic: READ THE FORUM AND STOP ASKING THE SAME OLD QUESTIONS!!!!
Replies: 36
Views: 16262

Meh. It's annoying, but so is complaining about it. Just keep it clean in his journal thread please so I don't have to delete stuff. Every internet forum is like this, and will be for all time. If you don't want to cloud up the forum, don't answer folks who answer repetitive questions. But just as r...
by twizzstyle
Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: sodding disaster******!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 4975

Easy to get complacent when you find a groove. Sometimes you have to force yourself to slow down.
by twizzstyle
Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Quick question on Isosport nylon topsheet material...
Replies: 6
Views: 3200

Whenever I've gotten white nylon from Vince it hasn't been fleece backed, but it's been a couple of years.
by twizzstyle
Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: Quick question on Isosport nylon topsheet material...
Replies: 6
Views: 3200

I have always flamed my nylon topsheets. I've never done it without, so I can't say I've had negative results, but there's no harm in doing a quick flame other than the time.
by twizzstyle
Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: HB (Hansen Boards)
Replies: 224
Views: 74524

nice job! Looks great for a first board. How is the base flatness? Clamping the cassette on a few pieces of wood seems a little odd for setting camber, is the cassette metal thick enough that you don't get weird steps?

It will lose some stiffness when you cut the flash off.
by twizzstyle
Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Suction Cups
Replies: 6
Views: 3746

I'm so lost. So you take the orange suction cup, stick it to your top sheet, flip it over, and clamp the suction cup handle in a vise?
by twizzstyle
Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Journals: Log Your Ski Building Progress
Topic: New website for RYM
Replies: 6
Views: 3039

Website looks great, but in the processes section you seem to be ragging on yourself for still using vacuum. You're supposed to be talking up your processes and product! :) I've got my eyes on the snow levels the next couple of weeks... we've got a long ways to go for Alpy to kick off, but I wouldn'...
by twizzstyle
Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: I Need a Binding Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 3517

Dang it... I had one laying around I was supposed to send to you long ago Steve! It was lost in my fire :(
by twizzstyle
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Equipment and Tools (e.g., ski press, core profiler, etc)
Topic: Cutting bases tricks and tips.
Replies: 6
Views: 3668

If you have a CNC router - make your own drag knife by grinding a 1/8" carbide drill blank into a blade, stick it in your spindle, and leave the spindle turned off. Perfect bases, and no mess to pick up.
by twizzstyle
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Ski/Snowboard Design and Layup
Topic: What is this guy putting in his skis?
Replies: 6
Views: 4657

Sorry to say I am very skeptical. The skis still look like they flop around as crazy as any other ski out there. Looks like a lot of marketing hype to me (and their prices match their hype, yikes). Hyper damping? Ok... So how is it put in the ski? Are they just using a super doughy epoxy? Or does it...