Soild Wood skis

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TheNewEnglandPlow
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Soild Wood skis

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Im a telemark skier i want to make a 95-70-85 ski it want to know if a fully wooden ski would be viable im thinking of a poly base because pine tar seems like a hastle. So give me your thoughts on hickory, Ash, Maple. Show wood or pure white? Would a ski like that be viable? How thick? Which wood should i pick? I do mostly down hill skiing

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chrismp
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Re: Soild Wood skis

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Depends on what is "viable" to you. Others on here have successfully built skis without ptex bases. Here are some older posts with info on this:

http://www.skibuilders.com/phpBB2/viewt ... f=2&t=3913

http://www.skibuilders.com/phpBB2/viewt ... =14&t=2905

mammuth
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Re: Soild Wood skis

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What is you definition of a fully wood ski? No Fibres? Edges?

Tardi Skis did that in the past, dont know if they still build like that
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TheNewEnglandPlow
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Re: Soild Wood skis

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Edges are okay bottom sheets are okay by d
Soild wood i mean that the ski has a single piece of wood as its internal. You can have a top sheet or base. The main piece of the ski is a single piece of wood

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