Summer projects?

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JohnSKepler
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Summer projects?

Post by JohnSKepler » Tue Jul 02, 2024 4:23 pm

Binding adapter plates: I made several sets of binding adapters during the winter. They are 3/8" plywood and have inserts and were delaminating by the end of the winter. I've got some aluminum and polyethylene sheets coming that I'm going to use to fabricate some permanent adapters.

Tele trainer: When I really started tele skiing at the end of the winter I found my legs just weren't strong enough to ski as long as I'd like. I'm exercising pretty hard to get more strength but haven't found anything that really duplicates the mechanics of tele skiing. Then I came across an ad on Facebook Marketplace for some wheel conveyors that look the perfect size for 'floating' a ski. Going to try to put together a kind of "Nordic Track" that will let me use my own skis, bindings, and boots.

Cable for Xplore: I looked at this a little last winter but couldn't work out the boot piece of the equation other than knowing an Xplore sole is not bonded to account for a cable. I think I've got it figured out!

Sprinter Van: Want one! Can't afford one!

Enduro motorcycle top case: Worked out a great and simple adapter to attach a Pelican case to my dirt bike!

What are you working on this summer???
Veni, Vidi, Viski

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BerryBlossom
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Re: Summer projects?

Post by BerryBlossom » Tue Jul 02, 2024 9:37 pm

This summer, I'm diving into hiking and camping trips, and maybe tackling a DIY solar power project for my camper.



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Re: Summer projects?

Post by blitzskier » Wed Jul 03, 2024 1:22 am

i look forward to your conveyor belt training system... what material are u using for the simulated snow surface?



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Re: Summer projects?

Post by Lhartley » Wed Jul 03, 2024 12:16 pm

Working on MK4 TDIs, DRZ400s, and my life's work, hiking every trail in Alberta
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Re: Summer projects?

Post by Woodserson » Fri Jul 05, 2024 3:25 pm

JohnSKepler wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2024 4:23 pm
Binding adapter plates: I made several sets of binding adapters during the winter. They are 3/8" plywood and have inserts and were delaminating by the end of the winter. I've got some aluminum and polyethylene sheets coming that I'm going to use to fabricate some permanent adapters.

Tele trainer: When I really started tele skiing at the end of the winter I found my legs just weren't strong enough to ski as long as I'd like. I'm exercising pretty hard to get more strength but haven't found anything that really duplicates the mechanics of tele skiing. Then I came across an ad on Facebook Marketplace for some wheel conveyors that look the perfect size for 'floating' a ski. Going to try to put together a kind of "Nordic Track" that will let me use my own skis, bindings, and boots.

Cable for Xplore: I looked at this a little last winter but couldn't work out the boot piece of the equation other than knowing an Xplore sole is not bonded to account for a cable. I think I've got it figured out!

Sprinter Van: Want one! Can't afford one!

Enduro motorcycle top case: Worked out a great and simple adapter to attach a Pelican case to my dirt bike!

What are you working on this summer???



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Re: Summer projects?

Post by lilcliffy » Fri Jul 05, 2024 5:11 pm

Farming.
Hiking/trekking.
Reading.
Playing music.
Snuggling- with wife, children, dogs, pigs, sheep, and cows.
Cross-country AND down-hill skiing in the backcountry.
Unashamed to be a "cross-country type" and love skiing down-hill.



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Re: Summer projects?

Post by corlay » Tue Jul 09, 2024 1:25 pm

I might build a proper skis/poles rack/organizer in the Garage.



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Re: Summer projects?

Post by JohnSKepler » Wed Jul 10, 2024 10:27 am

Woodserson wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2024 3:25 pm
Well I like this better than my idea. Unfortunately, it looks like these appeared circa 2012 and are no longer a thing. Still, couple of rolling pins and I'm in business!
Veni, Vidi, Viski



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