Mafatu123There will be no difference in the ski making process. Having made both skis and longboards, the presses are very similar. As far as flex and ski ability, making them with vertical lamination may create a stiffer ski, but other than that there shouldn't be much difference
toastyteenagersMost skis are constructed with plys of wood, but if you made completly out of wood it would be either too soft, too stiff, and less durable
although innovative the afterbang has some upgrading to do
SonOfAnderI meant more along the lines of having plies of wood stacked on each other rather than having a standard ski core. And maybe having carbon fiber or something else between the plies of wood.
Profahoben_212Pretty sure that's exactly how the afterbang is made.
RudyGarmischSkateboards don't need to flex.
SonOfAnderIt seems easier that profiling a core and all that, I wonder why more skis aren't made this way.
NinetyFourYou would still have to profile a core built this way. If you didn't you would end up with a ski that's just as stiff at the tips and tails as it is underfoot. Skis like that would ride terribly. So it isn't all that easier to build skis this way, and at only a slightly reduced cost. Horizontal lamination, what you've described is harder to build with the same ride qualities as a vertically laminated ski as well. If your Line pumping out price point Afterbangs it makes sense, but if your looking to build only a few pair, there is no huge benefit, maybe even a loss because they probably won't ride as nice as the alternative.
SonOfAnderGood looks. If you were to gradually thin out the top layer of veneer as you go closer to the tips would you get the flex you're looking for?
Profahoben_212That is exactly what profiling is....