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bigKam
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Location: Reno, kNevada

PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:10 pm    Post subject: Kontour Reply with quote

This design was inspired by the many adventures I shared with good friends in the Cascade Pass area.



I finished one pair today with a good friend visiting from Salt Lake City, and then sent him home with a present. I created the artwork using a topo map of Cascade Pass -- the white 'kontour' lines turned out pretty nice. The artwork was printed onto a PBT topsheet by some kind folks I know in town. I'm using white UHMW sidewalls, hand profiled and flamed. The core is made of pine. Inside of the core somewhere between cord center and the tip is a damping sandwich to help keep things quiet. Thin VDS foil rubber is used in all the right places, and the epoxy comes from a good source, QCM.



I'm pretty happy with this pair and the skis have a medium+ish stiffness about them. This week I'll finish up a few more pairs, one of which I'll take out in the new snow we're getting!!!
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Head Monkey



Joined: 17 Jul 2005
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Location: Carnation, WA

PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those look sharp. Nice work!
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ilis



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:07 am    Post subject: h Reply with quote

Those are like the nicest looking skis ive ever seen.
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Nanook



Joined: 19 Oct 2009
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Location: The Mountains, Montana

PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are sick! im curious about your top sheet. What material did you use to get that? its very profesh.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oops. my bad. i should have finished reading Wink
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nick



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is BY FAR the coolest picture I have ever seen. Nice work on the planks.
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webboy



Joined: 12 Oct 2009
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super nice looking! I'm inspired. Wink
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craigteles



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW those are unreal, loving that topsheet!
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thetradwoodboat



Joined: 12 Mar 2007
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Location: ports., nh

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Kam, those are sweet!
I'm wondering about the "dampening sandwich" dampening has always seemed important, but elusive. care to elaborate?

thanks
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Kermet



Joined: 19 Nov 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are awesome! I wish my skills were as good as yours at making these, ive messed up on quite a few. You should start a small custom ski business
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masoline



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This 'kontour' lines look pretty good and stylish, not as huge as the previous models i've seen.. i wonder, where is possible to purchase them at a fair price?
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