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Re: Adirondack snoskishoe
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2016, 04:55:00 PM »
don't know how I missed this one... looks interesting
are they going to get thinned to 4 mm? and shaped, not bent..?

what's the cost, if you don't mind? and how are these different from Hocks?

Hi h_t, after laminating they will be pneumatically pressed into a mold with a 45 cm rocker tip and an 8-10 cm tail flair. The estimated thickness, when complete, is the waist will be ~13.6 mm and 6.5 mm thick at the tip and tail.

These will be 24 cm wide which are almost twice the width of the Hoks.

Cost...hmmm. About the same cost it would be for the Russian skis', time to set up the importing shipper license account to obtain those skis', and the importing and shipping fees.

These are made in Vermont.

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Re: Adirondack snoskishoe
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2016, 06:10:02 PM »
Wow you are not wasting time, good for you!! I think the will be a lot different than the HOK, in the fact that they will be much wider so  lot more flotation!!

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Re: Adirondack snoskishoe
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2016, 06:16:37 PM »
Nice Kelly!! They are looking great. It's nice they are keeping you up to date on the progress. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Adirondack snoskishoe
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2016, 08:43:49 PM »
Thanks for the details, Bio.
If you don't mind - share where one can order those.
I think 24 cm is too wide for skis, but you tell us what you think after you try them :)
Russian say - Prepare snow sled in the summer and the wheel cart in the winter, sounds less convoluted in the original.

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Re: Adirondack snoskishoe
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2016, 07:03:34 AM »
Bioguide,

They are coming along very nice. I am really looking forward to hearing....seeing.... how they work.

Are these a one off or is there a chance of a niche market?

Dan

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Re: Adirondack snoskishoe
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2016, 06:05:31 PM »
Bioguide,

Are these a one off or is there a chance of a niche market?

Dan

Before committing to additional orders the builder wants to see how they turn out "I'm the guinea pig". I'll keep posting for sure.

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Re: Adirondack snoskishoe
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2016, 05:09:23 PM »
It's been a busy spring/summer so far. I was out for the past two days cutting and splitting a winter wood supply at a new winter camp location.

I received an update on my skis' today. The core material has been shaped and the cutting of the base material and top veneer are done. Below are photos of the shaped core and core profile. Next they go into the molds.





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Re: Adirondack snoskishoe
« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2016, 08:59:48 PM »
Bioguide these are looking better and better every time you up date them. Are you sure they haven't got an extra pair that need testing?

Dan

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Re: Adirondack snoskishoe
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2016, 09:16:12 PM »
Make that two extra pairs

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Re: Adirondack snoskishoe
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2016, 10:50:20 AM »
They look great Kelly! Can hardly wait to hear how they work this winter.

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Re: Adirondack snoskishoe
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2016, 03:16:01 PM »
Skis' came out of the press today and were cleaned up. They still need the makers logo, several applications of spar varnish on the maple veneer top, and a base grind.


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Re: Adirondack snoskishoe
« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2016, 01:12:58 AM »
Looks awesome!! Great work!

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Re: Adirondack snoskishoe
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2016, 07:12:47 PM »
And Snow!

Lots and lots of SNOW.

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Re: Adirondack snoskishoe
« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2016, 09:58:22 PM »
Makers logo and specifications. 3rd coat of varnish is drying now and will do a 4th then a good sanding and a finish spray coating. Now the long wait for snow... but before any snow trips I'm off to Algonquin Park for 7 days of open water exploring in August and then 2 weeks hunting this fall in the Adirondacks.







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Re: Adirondack snoskishoe
« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2016, 02:12:57 PM »
Looking good. I still think it's too wide.
Stop by on the way to Algonquin (who goes there anyways..? It's overcrowded touristy place ;) )