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Home ski rack----what does yours look like?

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Problem:  We are moving into new house.  Part of a long garage will be for ski storage and tuning.  There isn't that much space, but the ceiling is 13 feet, so some high racks should be possible.  Daily skis should be more accessible.  Counting the vintage skis, rock skis Xc and Alpine skis of all sorts, my skis and my wife's skis, there are more than 30 pairs.  I'm going to build in some racks, but I'm not sure what they should look like.  A couple of houses ago we had some tip hanging rack which was not very good.  I had horizontal racks before that.

I'm not sure what to build, so I'm open to ideas.  Anything that looks better than this: (and the quiver has grown since then)

walls014.jpg quiver picture by newfydog
post #2 of 10
Shovel hooks with plastic tubing on them hold two pair each (or one guitar).
post #3 of 10
13' Ceilings?

Horizontal cradles mounted to ropes and pulleys on the ceiling. You could probably make up a coupek of frames out of some 2x3 or possibly even smaller dimensional lumber for a few bucks.

Might not be pretty, but that is a lot of skis.



You could get some simple shelf brackets at screw them to the walls spaced a few studs apart every 12-18" or so up a section of wall. Right now all mine are hidden under my bed, but once I have a bit more space i will be building some nice angled (so they can't get knocked off) racks to mount to the walls.
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I've always been "uncomfortable" with hanging skis by the tips. Maybe it's just me.

Three pair of modern skis or four pair of real skis will fit within the studs @ 16" on center. But basically just put them where there is room! Most used ones in easy reach.....



post #5 of 10
I have mine mounted horizontally using ladder hooks mounted into the wall studs in my basement.  These hooks have flat bottoms and screw ends.  Just drill a pilot hole and twist them in.  They are also coated with rubber so they won't mar the skis.

I'll take a pic and post it after I get back to Pittsburgh.  I'm currently in Upstate NY at my Mom's and will be back home tomorrow after skiing a 1/2 day at Holiday Valley on the way home.

Mike
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The Rossi Smash museum....magnificent!
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Hey krp8128....I am trying to contact you about the Atomic bindings but cant PM you.....This seems like your latest post so I thought I'd try.  I apologize if this is not the EpicSki ettiquette....I am new here, so please be understanding :).  Anyhow, I have a pr of Volant 2006 Genesis M skis and I think these or the Centro 412 are the bindings for the ski.  Can you verify???  Are the bindings still available???  Thanks for your help.
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Originally Posted by newfydog View Post

Problem:  We are moving into new house.  Part of a long garage will be for ski storage and tuning.  There isn't that much space, but the ceiling is 13 feet, so some high racks should be possible.  Daily skis should be more accessible.  Counting the vintage skis, rock skis Xc and Alpine skis of all sorts, my skis and my wife's skis, there are more than 30 pairs.  I'm going to build in some racks, but I'm not sure what they should look like.  A couple of houses ago we had some tip hanging rack which was not very good.  I had horizontal racks before that.

I'm not sure what to build, so I'm open to ideas.  Anything that looks better than this: (and the quiver has grown since then)

Make it look like a ferris wheel or a combine harvester pickup reel where you can 'dial a ski' to fit the mood du jour.



Edited by Alpinord - 1/5/10 at 9:19pm
post #9 of 10
I am not sure about the tip suspension method either, prefer the horizontal stlye like some of the pictures in the link below: http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=129549&page=2
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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post

*Pics*
 

Egad!
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