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Making Tramp Skis
OK i have a pair of really old k2 slalom racing skis. they are like 210 cm. i planned to just take out the edges of them but should i still duct tape them? i figure you take the bindings off right? but then how do i hold my shoes to them? also, what is a good/cheap way to cut down the skis to like 170?
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Cut 'em real short, and duck taping them wont hurt and its not hard. I also used my really old shoes and just duck taped the shit outa them right onto my skis. So instead of putting on my shoes, then skis, i just put on my skis, that already have shoes on them. worked pretty good too.
I would deff duct tape them also its just a second protection so u dont rip ur tramp that would suck, use a hack saw or circualr saw if u have one, really anything with a metal blade will cut through a ski
IF you have some old ski boots, ductape them right to the ski, this worked really good for me.
sounds like a good plan- this is a pricy (I think) alternative: Evolution makes customized tramp skis and snowboards for the Max-Air Snowflyers (tramp and ramp stunt team out of SLC)- the boards are lighter, stiffer, don't have edges, are shorter, etc. I don't know if they market them commercially, though.
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youll want them way shorter than 170 and they cant be too stiff either
i'd probably just leave the bindings on and fit them to your boots and jump like that.
then it is way to heavy, just use shoes
my friend uses his bindings and boots and he can spin 7's and lincolns easy.
those are gonna be SOOOOO hard to jump with...I dont think tramp skiing is that cool
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yes i hve hurt my self a shit load on the medal bars, and sugg. on how to pad the medal????
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just get a hack saw and cut them to 170....and just put someshit bindings on and use some boots instead of shoes!
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yeah i saw max-air it was cool but all there tramps are rectangular. i would think skis would snap on a round tramp but maybe thats just me.
Duct taping should work just fine, it did for me :)
yeah, i duct taped my skis and then duct taped shoes to them. worked good, but then one of the skis snapped in half. in was still wicked fun
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I made a pair of ski with foam and plastic rods, they worked really well.
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I got an old pair o rentals 210 then I blowtorched them short by cutting the ski virtually in half. When the plastic and metal end (dont think it will work with woodcores) was still semi melted I used pliers to pull the tip up, painted them as bradairs it was great. Mind you I recently dystroyed them due to an unfortunate roof jump :S
i made some out of cardboard and ducktaped them to my shoes they did not hold up to good
leave the bindings on because if you try to use shoes its alot easier to tear up your ankle and just use your ski boots
just use a saw to cut the skis off....its will wurk
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heres an idea...how bout u just jump without the skis
use skiblades. They are good for something!
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if u had a regular large circle tramp that you can buy at ur local wal mart and such for 300 or watever wud the skis or skiboards and such cut thru the tramp? i mean how safe is it?
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tape up the edges. how do you guys pad the medal bars? any suggestions other than the pad that comes with it??
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Go to a camping store, and buy some sheap foam pads (thick ones, you can also get them at foam stores (hey, they fucking exist alright), and just cut and duct tape until you're happy with your metal bar protection factor.
Another good idea (but it takes time, and a willing property own), is to dig a hole, the depth and diamter of the tramp, and just drop it in, then you can't fall off, because you'll already be a ground level.
No one on their death bed has ever said 'I wish I had played it safe'
Or you could buy a pair of Timberlands and fill them with sand. Sure it would be absolutely nothing like skiing, but it sure would be funny looking, espically when you tried taking them off.
Seth:'That's a weird looking rail, I'll give you a buck if you can slide it!'
Me:'Thats not a rail, thats a guys leg!'
Seth:'*pause*Okay, two dollars!'
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