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Here is my build process, wooden backcounty skis


bezrukov.andrey
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I appreciate any comments and recommendations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqd7fMs0ssY


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Andrey,

looks good.

Two questions, first do you wax or treat the oak base?

Secondly, did you build or buy the edge bender? It delivers clean bends.

 


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Hi Bert, we will have that edge bender in stock for sale in about 1 week.

As for the ski wooden base, here is some info Iv found,

http://www.woodenskis.com/wood_waxing.htm

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bezrukov.andrey
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Posted by: @bert-de-beuckeleer

Andrey,

looks good.

Two questions, first do you wax or treat the oak base?

Secondly, did you build or buy the edge bender? It delivers clean bends.

 

1. I do not wax the wooden base, I leave it as is. The idea behind these skis is that they do not need a skin to go uphill. They are designed for heavy duty backpacking trips with lots of making ski tracks in deep snow. It works in the following way. When climbing a snow slope one should begin making steps stomping the skis into the snow and prevent them from sliding movement. That makes some amount of snow to stick to the wooden base, which makes it possible to climb steep slopes. When slope is over, sliding steps breaks the snow layer from the base, and skis are ready again for sliding or going downhill. If you wax it, snow will not stick to the base.

2. Edge benders are on their way.


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