The Claw website actually had a reprint of the article for a while, but I don't see it there now. Apparently, the most difficult aspect of the whole procedure is getting the layup press operational. The thread here:http://www.epicski.com/cgi-bin/ultim...c;f=2;t=005587
has links to more resources, including suppliers of edges and bases.
My ears generally perk up (and I generally wind up pestering PhysicsMan, thanks PM!) on the threads dealing with
- building skis
- ski camber, flex and its consequences
- Mini-telemark skis
because my envisioned design would be a super-refinement of Karhu's All terrain series seen here:http://www.karhu.com/gear/category.php?c=all_terrain
and of Rossignol's BC miniski as no longer seems to be available.
Now, both of those use a skin for climbing (integrated in the case of Karhu), partly because their camber does not really allow for true structured bases (and because it's apparently cheaper that way).
Now, what I would like to see is a miniski with a Fischer Outbound type base structure, damp response like The Claw, carving ability similar to Elan's NXT teaching minis, and that would be marketed specifically for use with XC/telemark/randonee boots. (None of this nonsense about using hiking boots or downhill alpine boots).
If anyone would like to build one . . .