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If tuning your skis is easy, try this

post #1 of 6
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Here's the next challenge on from tuning and maintaining your own skis - build your own. There's actually some good looking home-made skis on this site http://www.skibuilders.com. Some of you guys in the Northern Hemisphere looking for something ski related to do over summer might get some ideas.

Cheers

Closh
post #2 of 6
To ski on your own handmade skis. That would be excellent.
post #3 of 6
Do it right, from scratch!

First build a barn.

Plant an ash or hickory tree. Water tree.

When tree matures cut with hand saw (chain saws are cheatin').

Hew the slabs or raw timber and place in the barn to season/cure fer' bout three years.

Now you take some ol' gutter pipe and build a steamer so's you can bend em' proper.

Or ..... just go down to We-Be-Skis and buy em' like normal folks.
post #4 of 6
Another possibility:

Contact Roland Voigt in Saxony/Germany (www.spezialski.de) or another VR-made brand (www.edelwiser.com) and get your special graphics. If you´re eager to pay more you can even get your personal skis the shape, graphics and name no one in the world has.
If you´re ready to make a trip to Europe you surely could be present when the skis will be built and I´m sure you could "help" the boss personally (e.g. get him a coke or beer or even place the layers in the cassette or scrape off the excessive material when the skis cools down).

I´m almost sure I could arrange the same in a Czech factory (www.lusti.cz).

They are all sandwich skis, wood core, titanal sheets, etc.
post #5 of 6
I like to make my own kiteboards which are epoxy, glass and foam but I am afraid that it would be too hard to make two skis with close to and identical flex pattern.

dt
post #6 of 6

You're on your own for edges.

http://www.woodenskis.com/birchskimaking.htm

Lookit that lyin', cheetin' bandsaw.
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