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# How many degrees is a layer of ducktape?

I knew this when I had my alignment work done but it slipped my mind.

Anyone recall how many layers of duct tape is one degree when building it up on one side of the binding top (or boot bottom) to get a bit of adjustment?

I remembered eight layers as one degree but someone recently told me she thought it was four.

-Ken
Looking at duct tape,

We can make the computation:

tan (1degree)*62mm (ski boot sole width)/0.25 mm= 4.3 layers

May as well use 5 for retail-grade.
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 Originally posted by comprex:Looking at duct tape, We can make the computation: tan (1degree)*62mm (ski boot sole width)/0.25 mm= 4.3 layers May as well use 5 for retail-grade.
I was going to do the math myself but I didn't know the standard with a ski boot or the thickness of ductape. You're saying it .24mm.
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 Originally posted by Ken Koellner:
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Originally posted by comprex:Looking at duct tape, We can make the computation: tan (1degree)*62mm (ski boot sole width)/0.25 mm= 4.3 layers May as well use 5 for retail-grade.
I was going to do the math myself but I didn't know the standard with a ski boot or the thickness of ductape. You're saying it .24mm.</font>[/quote]Yep, 8-13mils as posted in the link. Using 8 mil tape, and beefing up a 75mm waist ski beneath the binding (hypothetical case only!) takes about 6.5 layers. Not a precise game by most standards.
I've heard that 3 strips of electrical tape = 1 degree. That doesn't really help, but I thought I'd say it anyway
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