About two weeks ago I had my first attempt at making tramp skis.
Four 140cm broomsticks (2 for each foot) duct taped together, and then a vans slide duct taped on top of that. Obviously the slide would come off so I made a heel strap out of duct tape as well. Upon testing every broomstick cracked underfoot because the surface area was too high for the amount of pressure underfoot. Was able to jib a bit on this log thing before they really dislocated. Also able to Lincoln on the trampoline but I didn't get enough bounce to backflip.
Now I'm in the drafting process of a new version of this ski. I'm thinking:
-2-3 yard sticks wide underfoot, maybe trimmed shorter
-maybe two sticks thick to increase durability
Not sure about how ill bind my feet in this time... Considering using a pair of military boots to increase the weight and keep my ankle from bending backwards a little more.
Thoughts? Ever constructed your own skis before? The goal is more fun and versatility than accuracy to real skis.