If your building your own skis you should be able to at least get something close to dimensions. you know your height, how you ski etc. Maybe if your deciding between a couple cm different or something you can ask for advice, but to ask people for dimensions? You need to do some research and figure it out yourself if your going to make skis. Look at your skis, skis in a shop etc. to get some rough ideas what everyone else is doing.
I hope to get into ski building this summer if I can find the money and time, keep in mind even one pair is a huge investment. No offense but I cant see your chances of success being too high if your asking a question as basic as dimensions.
Even though I have yet to actually build any skis I feel like I have a pretty good understanding of the process and materials. Feel free to contact me with any questions and I'll do the best I can to answer them.
(also find iggyskier's thread on ON3P for some good info)
yea i have been on skibuilders.com for hours a day for the last week. and im not trying too make a living of of this it is for a competition and personal use mostly. im most interested in what skis should i look at for best all around pow ski.
The ski that I hope to build is a pow ski. I think my dimensions are going to be 150-125-144. I plan on a 30 cm rocker in the front, about 3 cm tall. The rear will have 20cm of a 2 cm high rocker. I plan on putting about 7 mm of normal camber in the middle. I would mount it at about -4cm. It will be about 187cm long.
I think that this would make a good all around pow ski. It should be big enough to ski big lines, and nimble enough to navigate all but the tightest trees. I came up with this design by combining specs from the Hellbent, EP Pro, and some ON3P stuff.
I'm not 100% sure if that will be my final design, but I am sure it will be close. Hope this helps you get an idea of a starting point for designing a pow ski.
During layup the real place your shape will matter is in the base. That is the only part that is truly essential to have the right shape since you have it cut with the edges on before pressing. All of your other layers can overlap the edges and your can trim them afterwards. Just out of curiosity are you planning on a pneumatic or vacuum press?