Thanks, that would be great, but I might make a press, depending on what scrap stock my dad has. We may have the material, minus the fire hose. But weight or vacuum bagging are my alternatives if not. Still looking for some reliable material sellers WITHIN Canada.
And I'm not at the point of building the physical skis yet, but has anyone ever experience delams. When on Ski Builders, I was alarmed by the amount of delams those guys have experienced...
With the few people I've networked with on here, the one thing I haven't talked about is the ski design itself, just been discussing mold making technique, materials, and core shaping.
I'm not really sure what I want. I'm not a huge park skier (would love to be but my hill's is ghetto) and am maybe just gonna start sessioning in town rails and whatnot. What I do love is just freeriding around the mountain, and tearing up the occasional "powder day" we get. For the most part, I just rip around on the icy slopes, and do butters and fly off rollers. No matter what the skis will forsure be a twin tip. Right now I'm riding salomon twenty twelves, and the width of them (91 mill underfoot) was a huge step up from my K2 all mountain skis (74 mill underfoot) the first thing I noticed is how much more speed these puppies carry, If I carve aggresivly on the K2's I'm left with no speed after 10 turns, and this is not how it is with the 2012's, they carry soooo much speed, no matter how hard I thrash on them, so the ski will definatley be wider. Now how wide is to wide for the corduroy and the ice? I'd really like to build this thing 100 mill underfoot, which seems ridiculous, so looking for an opinion there. I'd also like to build it with some rocker, will definatley have traditional camber underfoot, and then have it transfer into rocker, for this, I'll just keep the rocker profiles close to that of my 2012's. Now what about tip shape, its not huge if your just skiing ice, but for the occasional powder day, what keeps the drag low? Personally, I'd like to shape the tip so its somewhat bullet like, as opposed to just a half circle. Thoughts?
Sorry that's so much shit to read, but there is really alot to consider when designing a pair of these puppies. Sorry for typos and whatnot, I tried to edit that to make as much sense as possible.
Thanks for your time, contribute if you can!