We reworked the Kylie 196 and will be making those changes next week.
The bigger news is we dug up a new epoxy and acetone replacement. Because of the extremely good customer service we ordered MAS PRODUCTS Epoxy. We did a few tests yesterday and woke up to plastics, bamboo, maple, fiberglass and carbon fiber all stuck together like one material. It didn't stick to the untreated UHMPE (sidewall material), but the abraded side stuck like it should. Note to: Grace, sand, heat and clean...before epoxy!
We will lay up a ski on Friday and see what happens post press. Hopes are high this epoxy will be incredible and cheaper then its replacement!
They also supply an acetone replacement! BIO_SOLV:
100% Bio-degradable Solvent Replacement.Made in partnership with the EPA.No Hazardous Air Pollutants No Hazmat shipping.No Global Warming Compounds, Carbon Neutral,Not Flammable by DOT, OSHA and Consumer Product Safety Commission standards Use in Place of Acetone, Toluene, Xylene, and other petroleum based solvents 5 times stronger than Acetone, lasts 10 times longer.