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post #31 of 47
SRD - great minds think alike. I liked the Scrambler Custom so much with an alpine binding I picked up a 2d pair and had them mounted tele at the end of last season. With alpine bindings its quite carveable on hardpack, floatey in fresh, and easy in bumps. Factor in its light weight and it seems great for a tele or touring ski.
post #32 of 47
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Thoughts?
Just a few:

1). I like it! It's cheap, good design and easy to use and move if you wanted to.

2). You definitely don't drink beer at my house.
post #33 of 47
Personally i don't like hanging mine by the tips. I got tired of tripping over them in my bedroom today so i came up with this.

Total cost was about $ 8



AC4's 177cm
AC3's 184cm
Scott Eleven Poles

Not as big a quiver as most of you guys, but hey im still a college student.
Now if i could just come up with a clever way to store the Dalbello Kryptons & Tecnica Diablo Flames i have sitting on the dresser.
post #34 of 47
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by pl_silverado View Post
Personally i don't like hanging mine by the tips. I got tired of tripping over them in my bedroom today so i came up with this.

Total cost was about $ 8



AC4's 177cm
AC3's 184cm
Scott Eleven Poles

Not as big a quiver as most of you guys, but hey im still a college student.
Now if i could just come up with a clever way to store the Dalbello Kryptons & Tecnica Diablo Flames i have sitting on the dresser.
Cool idea. .

As far as for the boots, a simple shelf could suffice.
post #35 of 47

talk to a cabinetmaker

In the long run, I can see no upside of having something because it was easy or cheap to make and lacks functionality or attractiveness (assuming that a couple hundred bucks, the cost of a trip to the grocerystore, is available for a ski rack). I suggest you contact a buddy who is both a skier and a cabinetmaker or woodworker and have a rack made that is perfectly designed for your home, shop, garage, holds the number of skis you need, is easy to use to get skis in and out, that presents your treasured boards in an attractive and stoke-provoking way. It will last way beyond your memory of what it cost, and give pleasure and convenience over a span of many years. Spend intelligently and morally, but spend with a real skier-craftsman .
post #36 of 47
The world would beat a path to the door of the person who could come up with a one-size-fits-all six-pack roof rack for the car for $20.
post #37 of 47
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Originally Posted by Morrison Claystone View Post
The world would beat a path to the door of the person who could come up with a one-size-fits-all six-pack roof rack for the car for $20.

i have a thule roof rack thats holds six pairs of skis that i got for 20 bucks new from llbean. gotta love them bean bucks
post #38 of 47
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Morrison Claystone View Post
The world would beat a path to the door of the person who could come up with a one-size-fits-all six-pack roof rack for the car for $20.
I can fit this in my car, holds 6 and cost less than $20.00

post #39 of 47
With a road trip or two in our future, we're thinking about making one of those for our new ski vehicle.
I think we have some spare pipe/insulation around.
post #40 of 47
Hey Phil, how long of a ski can fit in the Forester that way?
post #41 of 47
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by skier219 View Post
Hey Phil, how long of a ski can fit in the Forester that way?
182cm
post #42 of 47

I realize this is an old post  @srd- but this is exactly the rack I am looking to built....I like the pipes ..easy mounting and serve as an end bracket...would you mind letting me know what kind they are :)...

 

Cheers

Chantal

post #43 of 47
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Originally Posted by LittleSkiNut View Post
 

I realize this is an old post  @srd- but this is exactly the rack I am looking to built....I like the pipes ..easy mounting and serve as an end bracket...would you mind letting me know what kind they are :)...

 

Cheers

Chantal


should be able to pick this up at a big box home store or plumbing supply.

 

Simply black pipe or threaded, most places either have fixed lengths or can cut and thread it. Choose a diameter that matches your insulation. eg: 3/4" threaded pipe is ~1inch outside diameter ...

 

then there's the flange screwed to wall and on end, on end too one may wish to use "cap" fitting

 

eg: http://www.lowes.com/Search=black+pipe+and+fitting?storeId=10151&langId=-1&catalogId=10051&N=0&newSearch=true&Ntt=black+pipe+and+fitting#!&rpp=32&page=5

post #44 of 47

hey chantal, i think i posted in a previous diy ski rack thread somewhere.  but if you're looking to build something like srd's setup which is basically prongs sticking out, one solution thing to consider is shelving or track shelving.   The biggest benefit of using an shelf bracket is that it is designed for load bearing, and uses some physics and leverage to transfer the load from the horizontal to the vertical, and not having a force pulling out of your wall, but just down, so a much much lighter and easy to construct setup and can hold as much weight as a much more beefy project to mount straight pipe 90degrees onto a vertical surface.  

 

about 4 to 6 relatively small screws and you are done for as many rows as you wanted to set up.  it literally took me 10minutes to install the whole thing after i planned it out.  and half of that was just making sure i had both tracks level

dual track shelving are rated to over 250 lbs even though they are thin stamped steel.   If you don't like track shelving though, that's a different story but you can get creative with decorations.  I am using single track shelving brackets, i ziptied some medium think textured plastic drawer liner onto each bracket, then slipped on a section of foam pipe insulation i had.

post #45 of 47
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Originally Posted by raytseng View Post
 

hey chantal, i think i posted in a previous diy .....

 

 

dual track shelving are rated to over 250 lbs even though they are thin stamped steel.   If you don't like track shelving though, that's a different story but you can get creative with decorations.  I am using single track shelving brackets, i ziptied some medium think textured plastic drawer liner onto each bracket, then slipped on a section of foam pipe insulation i had.

 

 

http://www.lowes.com/SearchCatalog?catalogId=10051&identifier=Adjustable+Mount+Brackets%2c+Rails+%26+Uprights&langId=-1&storeId=10151&N=4294690618#!

 

Closet Maid, Rubber Maid, Sterling, etc make dual track sold at Lowes, Home Depot, Menards, etc.   Rayseng is correct in that it's pretty mindless to set up and often on sale .... and easily adj and too, can add reg shelving for other items .. or boots, bags, etc.

post #46 of 47
Thread Starter 

Sorry that the original pictures are no longer there. 

post #47 of 47

here's my post from the other thread which has a couple pics of my track shelving ski rack:

http://www.epicski.com/t/52429/suggestions-for-wall-mounting-ski-rack#post_1763109

 

will also say once you get to the hardware store, easier to pick out what you need, versus trying to browse online, and you pretty much can build it right there in the aisle.  

Be sure to get some idea of measurements though of how tall you want the rails, and how long you want the brackets (e.g. 2 ski widths or snowboard or more).

The prices do start to add up quickly though especially the bigger you get; but i suppose that's the same for any diy project.


Edited by raytseng - 4/14/15 at 5:00pm
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