February 28, 2011
February 24, 2011
We had a week full of a steep learning curve. We learned two new programs that communicate with a CNC machine. This 10 hour investment was worth every frustrating second. What took essentially the better part of a day Monday took an hour today. Tomorrow it will take 15 minutes. We had a few pitfalls in outcome as we attempted to CNC base material to a .007" tolerance. The end result will be perfect bases duplicated in minutes. The bit was not well chosen and the vacuum table didn't hold well enough. Easy fixes moving forward. A better bit and a dedicated "table" will fix the problems. We have 3 sets of bases (albeit not perfect) and a perfect mold ready for a run on Kylie 196s. Dave, Steve, and Ramon will be happy to test. We also have 2 Kylie 186 cores ready for profiling as well and 1 166. Random but we have our reasons.
Major progress and all under budget...
We also determined a stainless steel tip and tail would be best, as well as look sweet. With the new technology we can profile stainless and pocket mill the tip and tail details to accept the base inside the ski. Rock on..
Don't forget about laser cutting left over base material, what is usually in the landfill becomes usable!! We hate waist
February 21, 2011
February 20, 2011
February 16, 2011
February 15, 2011
February 14, 2011
February 12, 2011
Pro Skiers Eva Walkner and Glen Plake in Chamonix. Here is a film of their day in the Couloir Caché, in the heart of the Mont Blanc range. A superbe ski mountaineering line first skied in January 2009.
February 11, 2011
February 9, 2011
February 4, 2011
Setting foot back in the job that changed our path in life for a week of contract work was an eye opener. Thank you for the layoffs...we are onto better things.
Thanks everyone for the help along the way. We have a LONG way to go You know who you are but : Kate, Don, Donna, Len, Mark, Doug, Rick, Gordo, Thorpe, DeKoskies, Ramone, Amir and his Kayaks, Eric, Jeff and Kent,Kara, A-Basin....Who else....