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Offline yogadevo

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Back Country Skis!
« on: March 11, 2012, 08:04:58 pm »
I bent up some skis! These are ash and remarkably light. They have rubber bindings made out of feed buckets from fleet farm. I can't take credit for that idea, but I cut them out on the band saw and they work great with mukluks! I hot waxed them with a candle and I think climbing skins will work well hauling in some conditions.
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Re: Back Country Skis!
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 09:32:07 pm »
You have a picture of those skis?  I am interested in making a pair of ash or birch back country skis some day.

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Re: Back Country Skis!
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2012, 09:29:19 pm »
https://picasaweb.google.com/115348810286255591641/WinterCampingSymposium#5718790422033156354
Here is a link to the photo. I can't remember how to post photos  :-\

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Re: Back Country Skis!
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012, 08:24:17 am »
Hi Yogadevo,
Can you show a close up on those bindings?  I have broken the last pair of Berwin bindings that I ever want to pay for.

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Re: Back Country Skis!
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2012, 09:54:18 am »
Ha, those skis look real familiar. Did you happen to have them at the Winter Camping Rendezvous at Sawmill Lake this winter? I saw them there sticking in the snow. 

I too have broken Berwin Bindings on a pair of old Trak Bushwhackers.  I am not about to buy new bindings at $100. A closeup of them would be appreciated.  What material did you used to make them?

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Re: Back Country Skis!
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2012, 06:14:00 pm »
Here is the link to the close up of the binding.
https://picasaweb.google.com/115348810286255591641/WinterCampingSymposium#5719507334838796082
I was not at the rondevu but my friend with similar skis was. He is shy and had to shun the paparazzi at the event. The posting is left to me.

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Re: Back Country Skis!
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2012, 07:37:04 pm »
Thanks for the binding photo. Looks like it should work good.  I was wondering what material they are cut from?

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Re: Back Country Skis!
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2012, 11:23:55 pm »
Feeding buckets from the farm store. Thick rubber

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Re: Back Country Skis!
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2012, 10:17:06 pm »
Here is how you post a photo.  Make sure you have the link with the .JPG at the end, then cursor over it, copy and paste into the post, and then cursor over it to highlight it, and click the "insert image" button on the tool bar.  It will wrap it in IMG tags.

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Re: Back Country Skis!
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2012, 10:24:46 pm »
Thanks Hoop, I did it!