April 27, 2011
April 23, 2011
Here are a few sketches of the Kylie with a custom Ski Patrol top sheet. Bamboo with a branded cross and individuals name...any thoughts
April 20, 2011
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.
April 4, 2011
Here are a few quick hits of our first prototype ski on her first runs. Wind blown smooth snow up top. Bottom snow was a little hard from the previous day warm temps. You can judge the skis performance for your self..We give it a solid 8. make a few changes and get a stone grind and wax and she should be a 10. We want her to get an 11 of course. Mount point started at 42" from tip, we found her center to be 43" back from tip. The next prototype will be mounted accordingly..we make that tonight or tomorrow with a stringer of Carbon fiber and one layer of VDS! Steve gets to rip around on her for her first run.
Thanks Caleb for his I phone footage and the Beastie Boys for the tunes!