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  1. Sounds like some good quality time being spent in...

    Sounds like some good quality time being spent in the right places here. I guess we are doing it wrong. :wink:
  2. Waiting for snow...how do you pass the time?

    Waiting for snow...how do you pass the time? When not hiking, playing tennis, working on wood-working projects or general home/ski trailer repair...how do you pass the time? This is one of the many...
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    Glad

    Glad
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    way back machine??? Worth trying...I should...

    way back machine??? Worth trying...I should actually try that.
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    I knew all about it but the investor didn't and...

    I knew all about it but the investor didn't and didn't really care. He had seen what was built at Bend High School and thought it was a cool idea so hired him. I had no idea and it was a surprise to...
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    Funny to be looking back on this...oh how I wish...

    Funny to be looking back on this...oh how I wish it was a joke or a bad dream. Sad to say that it wasn't a joke and now Lish has struck yet again. My goal moving forward is to do my part to ensure it...
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    Keep em' coming...I need to get out and shoot a...

    Keep em' coming...I need to get out and shoot a few to share in our neck of the woods. It's all about the stoke of being outdoors! Cheers!
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    Thank you...truly!

    Thank you...truly!
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    Timing could not be more perfect to mention the...

    Timing could not be more perfect to mention the pair of 333/Community Skis. :D
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    I would worry about drying out your base using...

    I would worry about drying out your base using denatured alchohol but I guess if you just sprinkle it on and wipe it off you should be good if you wax in the same session. I use JG Juice and it works...
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    Hoodoo really is a great little hill. I started...

    Hoodoo really is a great little hill. I started skiing there a little over 40 years ago and though I have skied many places, Hoodoo is still home. Great vibe, events keep getting better and I put on...
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    You got it...Bend, Oregon on a farm/ranch in the...

    You got it...Bend, Oregon on a farm/ranch in the country. My understanding is they are living in their trailer and building in a barn or something along those lines. I also understand that he was...
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    I actually told the owner of the factory that he...

    I actually told the owner of the factory that he should do a little research on Michael just so he knows what to expect and he just laughed it off. At the time I didn't worry too much about it as I...
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    You have a nice day too. Glad you know me so...

    You have a nice day too. Glad you know me so well. :D
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    Totally get it. If you knew me you would...

    Totally get it. If you knew me you would understand. I hope for the best in everyone and love the idea of having a small ski manufacturing set-up at my local hill. When I was asked to run it over a...
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    So I spent a ton of time in that factory with...

    So I spent a ton of time in that factory with Lish to keep on him and ensure he finished this project on the timeline he promised the factory owner. That was the end of March and of course he missed...
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    Sadly he has been paid a physician's wage to...

    Sadly he has been paid a physician's wage to build this factory with what looks to be...well the skis speak for themselves on the quality of the work. Not my money but I do care about the person who...
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    Doucebag

    Doucebag
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    FYI...added a few more photos for those that are...

    FYI...added a few more photos for those that are curious.

    https://flic.kr/s/aHsmHsHvK3
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    I was hopeful...maybe too hopeful? It is my...

    I was hopeful...maybe too hopeful? It is my nature to see the positive but I am very challenged at this moment to see the positive.
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    Long story short...I just made some fresh popcorn...

    Long story short...I just made some fresh popcorn which is why I posted the pics of his latest work...which seems to match his past work. Lots I would like to say but thank you for confirming a few...
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    If you want to see where Michael and Kristin are...

    If you want to see where Michael and Kristin are in their building process...these are the most current skis they have built using their system.

    https://flic.kr/s/aHsmHsHvK3
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    Jump

    Jump
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    I would love to chat and love to see what you are...

    I would love to chat and love to see what you are doing as it was part of a business model I started a couple years ago with a focus on Handmade Ski companies. Stoked to find your site and see what...
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    We should chat...I know your love for this place...

    We should chat...I know your love for this place and it will finally get your butt back up to the hill. Still have my number?
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    Yes indeed I have. This is actually my biggest...

    Yes indeed I have. This is actually my biggest concern as it's not the standard way of building skis, just from the hole in the bottom of the ski, it's clear it's not standard(which is also a super...
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    Really? :eek:

    Really? :eek:
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    Well like I said before. We are going to learn...

    Well like I said before. We are going to learn the way that Michael thinks it should be done, if we see any flaws in the way he is doing it, we will then change the way it's being done. Things have...
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    We actually have a biathlon course at our...

    We actually have a biathlon course at our hill...just you wait.
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    We have a very creative backer who likes doing...

    We have a very creative backer who likes doing fun projects like this. When all is said and done 10 years from now...we will be able to look back and be thankful for the time we spent and the lives...
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    Stikes

    Stikes
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    We will be building a ski jump in the next year...

    We will be building a ski jump in the next year or two and that may be a project I am most excited about...building jumping skis. Ok I am excited about many projects but this will be a passion...
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    I totally get it...I hope they are the best skis...

    I totally get it...I hope they are the best skis one has ever skied, and in concept they should be as we will likely spend more time ensuring the design is perfect for each skier than building the...
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    The short version, my 8-year-old son will grow-up...

    The short version, my 8-year-old son will grow-up in this factory so I will have all of these concerns factored into all of this. Ventilation will be very involved even with low VOC epoxy and power...
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    That is no-question where it will have to start....

    That is no-question where it will have to start. The idea with the system is for that people can choose their own design but we will be in control of how many designs are available. The software is...
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    We have had no issues here in Oregon with my...

    We have had no issues here in Oregon with my Chevy Silverado pulling our 24' trailer. I have chains for it but have never felt the need for them. I have thought about getting all-season tires on it...
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    It's about what I had to do. I actually left the...

    It's about what I had to do. I actually left the trailer up there as I had no desire to dig it out and was going to be back three days later anyway. Boy that was a job getting it out of there...
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    Oh the irony...look at the post count. :eek: ...

    Oh the irony...look at the post count. :eek:

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    Check and check. Shit talk all you want...I am...

    Check and check. Shit talk all you want...I am too excited to get started to really let it get to me. Looking forward to a great burger and brew with my family soon...can this workday be over...
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    Thankfully I was never the brewer. After leaving...

    Thankfully I was never the brewer. After leaving the family business to raise my boy in the younger years, I took on a marketing role at a local brewery. I was asked often when I would start brewing...
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    How we roll! :) 292352 292353

    How we roll! :) 292352 292353
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    You were the first to rip on it by calling it a...

    You were the first to rip on it by calling it a shanty...I just posted a picture to say that we were not officially ready to announce where which means it's coming. There are a few folks on here who...
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    So we are clear...this isn't "officially" in the...

    So we are clear...this isn't "officially" in the news yet. Michael will have nothing to do with this once he trains the team. We will have a year to work with his system of building and during this...
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    So we are clear...this isn't "officially" in the...

    So we are clear...this isn't "officially" in the news yet. Michael will have nothing to do with this once he trains the team. We will have a year to work with his system of building and during this...
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    You get an A in math today.

    You get an A in math today.
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    The View. Locals will know exactly where this is,...

    The View. Locals will know exactly where this is, others will not. But if you know me then you know where I ski. 292321
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    Home hill...All I can say at this time is that it...

    Home hill...All I can say at this time is that it will be a room with a view. One of the first as far as we know. More to come. :-) 292319
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    So the straight forward answer. Yes, Lish is...

    So the straight forward answer. Yes, Lish is building the factory. The other honest answer, if I personally see anything wrong with the way the skis are being built, we will ditch it, fix it or press...
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    Bumpity Bump for the fact that I am stoked to be...

    Bumpity Bump for the fact that I am stoked to be working with Michael on a killer project this season. Community Skis is alive and well...stay tuned.
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    Oh yes please...I would happily pay to get all...

    Oh yes please...I would happily pay to get all that here out West. Working on opening a museum across the road from our oldest ski area here in Oregon and there are at least a few pieces that would...
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