That actually sounds like the best option.
FaunaSkisLet’s just say this is an active interest in these kind of things.
There is some interesting early work into depolymerisable resins which would mean you can separate the raw materials back out and process them again either for re-use or recycling. There are also some other interesting materials popping up in other applications which have crossover.
Was this a typo?
DolansLebensraumits also structually integral from what i understand.
Yeah those guys look cool! I think Pusu uses wooden sidewalls too. Finnish builders are all about the wooden sidewalls! 🇫🇮
migidimigiHavusnow.com guys also do wooden sidewalls. I think the environmental aspect is their reasoning for it but seems to work fine. What I've seen people skiing Havu skis they are as durable as any park skis.
If you are interested in wooden sidewalls here's Havu's info page on them and their maintenance https://havusnow.com/wood-sidewalls/
I know it is UHMWPE, it just feels unnecessarily long winded when everyone knows what I mean by UHMW. The industry, as a whole, uses UHMW terminology (look at ON3p or lib tech website now) and people understand what I mean.
As for the Purple Heart, yeah I combined heart and wood when there should have been a gap. I’ll take an L on that one.
My question is: why do so many garage builders use IPE? It seems like I’ve only seen people on builder forums use it but never any actual manufacturers of any size
PoikenzWhy would they dump money into it? I'm pretty sure the petrochemical industry is actively lobbying for the use of single-use plastics vs. more sustainable solutions. How would you define a perfect ski core? Seems kind of subjective, but I am honestly interested to hear what you would have to say.
Back to the topic- It's purpleheart, purple heartwood isn't a thing. It's uhmwpe not uhmw. Wood sidewalls are fine, I personally can't feel any sort of difference in terms of performance. Depending on the species it may or may not chip more than a traditional sidewall. I have used ipe with great success and it's water repelling properties means that I have had no need to seal them. Sustainability shouldn't be mentioned as a factor, the logging industry is certainly not sustainable in it's current form. Wood sidewalls might be more sustainable than plastics in comparison but I couldn't say as I'd only be guessing. Either way we lose if the goal is to be more environmentally friendly.