|Originally posted by U.P. Racer:
Yeah, I thought about building one..... I can't picture what you mean about the straight guide on the ski.
The question really is: why can't you use the existing unit 3 times over? Answer: because the resulting longitudinal structures are quite likely not to be parallel amongst themselves.
So. You can't use the sidewall, as they do in the existing unit with the four corner pegs. Too much sidecut in alpine skis.
Imagine a guide rail, say of UHMW PE such as the second item on this
list, tall enough to guide the unit using the pegs, wide enough to fit within the pivoting shoulder of the brass riller, long enough to fit the ski and flexible enough to clamp against it.
(Edited to say that I think you're on the right track with the press-in structure bit, since there's some evidence that you may be able to remove it later just by reheating the ski. And to say that I'm probably going to try doing up a poor-man's version using brass allthread, for experimental purposes. )[ March 09, 2004, 03:38 PM: Message edited by: comprex ]