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    Does anyone make their own Skis? or are interested in contributing to the design of ?

    I know there are a few people out there who take the time to make their own skis. If anyone here has done so I would like to hear your stories. Pictures would be nice too!


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    I do 3D modeling and drafting for a living, and I'd be interested in helping if someone were looking to give it a try.
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    *plug*

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    true. It is a indirect plug. Although I'm really trying to gauge the interest of the ski community. It is clear that there are a lot of passionate skiers but you don't hear much about the tinkerers, the hobbyists or those with a curiosity about designs and challenges in technology. I want to hear those stories. We are trying to work on a community project but I was curious what other skiers projects were.
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    Contact forum member Mishka. He has made his own.
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    this sounds like something the cool kids in Williamsburg and Portland might do

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    While living in Buffalo in the mid 80's I skied at Holiday Valley. I began to see a skier or two show up with very short ski skates.

    After moving to Concord,Ma last year I bought a pair of Line Prophets. A bit of googling the history of Line skis. I'm almost certain that I was seeing the skis made as a project by a University of Buffalo student. He later started Line skiis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OffPeak View Post
    While living in Buffalo in the mid 80's I skied at Holiday Valley. I began to see a skier or two show up with very short ski skates.

    After moving to Concord,Ma last year I bought a pair of Line Prophets. A bit of googling the history of Line skis. I'm almost certain that I was seeing the skis made as a project by a University of Buffalo student. He later started Line skiis.
    I believe that guy has just started his own new company J ski's, look up his wed site prices seam good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puck it View Post
    Contact forum member Mishka. He has made his own.
    Yup, I'd send him a PM

    You can look at this thread where he goes over the considerations http://forums.alpinezone.com/showthr...sign-next-skis
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiNEwhere View Post
    Yup, I'd send him a PM

    You can look at this thread where he goes over the considerations http://forums.alpinezone.com/showthr...sign-next-skis


    Exactly what I was looking for. Happy to see we aren't the only crazy ones making our own skis. Thanks. I'll be on the slopes today for the first time on the first pair of skis my buddies and I made. I'm pretty excited. We had a long summer developing a few prototypes and getting our manufacturing process down. Today is the day all those months will pay off!
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