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by trashcat
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: OAC skis
Replies: 7
Views: 2850

Re: OAC skis

My homebrew skishoes have 10cm tip rise. I've found them to be very slidey in hardpack conditions which everyone will immediately point out they aren't designed for, but sometimes you hit hardpack on your way to the soft stuff. What can I say?
by trashcat
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: OAC skis
Replies: 7
Views: 2850

OAC skis

Has anyone tried these skis? https://www.skinbased.com/skis or the new black diamond clone? (https://www.rei.com/product/138654/black-diamond-glidelite-127-skis-with-bindings-20182019) They look like hoks/koms but maybe even wider. They also have an interesting double channel in front of the skin wh...
by trashcat
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 3 pin or tts?
Replies: 13
Views: 4442

Re: 3 pin or tts?

I'm trying to come up with a way to modify them for a walk/ski mode. Then they'd really be the ticket. What do you mean by "walk/ski mode" on a boot like the BCX675? What binding are you going to pair with them? I will be interested in how you make out with them- I personally don't trust that glued...
by trashcat
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 3 pin or tts?
Replies: 13
Views: 4442

Re: 3 pin or tts?

Hey all, So I went with rossignol bcx 675s because I found a pair on gear trade for forty dollars that I couldn't pass up. I can't truly say how I lake them until I've skied in them, but I'm hopeful they'll be the solution. They're light and offer more support than I was expecting. I'm trying to com...
by trashcat
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: homemade skis
Replies: 11
Views: 11377

Re: homemade skis

...and yet people somehow still managed to ski before the advent of all this "tech"...

Give it a shot!
you know you want to!
by trashcat
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: homemade skis
Replies: 11
Views: 11377

Re: homemade skis

Thanks wooderson!
by trashcat
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: homemade skis
Replies: 11
Views: 11377

Re: homemade skis

I glued the vacuum base and the profoil completely to the base with gorilla glue. The skis are just steam bent wood with no fiberglass or top sheet. Probably a little less stiff and a little less damp than fancier skis, but in a format like the Hok that is so short I don't think it matters all that ...
by trashcat
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: homemade skis
Replies: 11
Views: 11377

homemade skis

Hey all,

Just posting some pictures of my homemade hok-style skis that several of you seemed interested in. I can go into the build details if you're interested too.
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by trashcat
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 3 pin or tts?
Replies: 13
Views: 4442

Re: 3 pin or tts?

I'll definitely post pics later when I'm home. I could do a write up of the process too if anyone is interested. It's not that hard and doesn't require that many tools (though I'm blessed to have a few that make the process a lot quicker). Thanks for the thoughts, too. I haven't tried any of the boo...
by trashcat
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 3 pin or tts?
Replies: 13
Views: 4442

3 pin or tts?

So I've built a couple pairs of skis over the past year, so far all Hok clones made out of steam bent wooden planks with metal edges, bases, and skins inset into the bases, and I'm trying to decide what boot/binding combo to use with them. I also want to build a ski in the dimensions of the annum wi...