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  1. #26
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    Awesome!!! I've seen picks of your protos over at skibuilders...great stuff man. Can't wait to hear the on-snow reviews of the Great Scotts and Wrens. Hope you get production up soon so maybe you can get some funding for that med school.

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    from what I've seen the kids on ns are all over your nuts about these sticks

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    woah, nice looking skis, nice press...
    i hope you can continue to perfect your skis!

    freak~[&]

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    GREAT post, and if you offer anymore skis, I would be all over it...great to support the people who CARE and want to make some money, vs the people who only want to make the $$$

    Keep it up, and if you ever want another customer, let me know!

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    Great post!

    You're doing something I have always wanted to do.

    If you don't mind me asking, how much did it end up costing to get the first pair pressed?

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    Awe-inspiring. Great fucking job.

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    Great work!

    My friends and I want to make our own skis too. This has provided a great TR of the amount of work involved and how to build some of the equipment (ie. ski press).

    Hopefully I can get things together over the next couple of years. Clearly your girlfriend was only holding you back...please send her C.O.D. to me

    Its great to see people still do it for the love of skiing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby View Post
    Great post!

    You're doing something I have always wanted to do.

    If you don't mind me asking, how much did it end up costing to get the first pair pressed?
    Not totally sure. Cost is totally dependent on how much you want to spend on your press, quality of materials, and what tools you have.

    I had nothing, not even a power drill, so it took a long time for me to gather up everything I needed especially because I knew the tools would be getting worked and I wanted stuff that would last. So the costs associated with the tools was several grand.

    Press cost me a lot too. Just the steel was close to $1800 I think. But you don't need to make something as substantial. You could build a suitable press for a few hundred bucks.

    My material costs were also high. Bamboo is really expensive and so is getting topsheets printed.

    So not sure on the exact cost, but it was a lot....at least 5-6k. Probably a lot more to be honest.

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    So sick dude. Looks like a ton of hard work. Way to stick with it AND graduate at the same time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iscariot View Post

    how to build some of the equipment (ie. ski press).
    Best tip I can give is go simple. My press was way over complicated. You can't really see it, but the legs sections are ridiculous complicated. 5" and 7" bolts crossing over, going through 3 different sections of steel....I think there are 26 bolts holding just the small section underneath the press cavity together on each leg section.......drilling was a bitch.

    Do not do this. Make it simple. If moving it is not an issue, weld. My press moved 3 different times and I could take it apart in about an hour, so it was worth it in the end, but again, don't over complicate it. I guess this is what happens when a biologist tries to be an engineer .
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    Quote Originally Posted by iggyskier View Post
    Marshal is getting a pair of great scotts, definitely one of the stiffer ones. I should also be back home in Boulder sometime during the ski season and if you can fit into the bindings (I think we can get almost a 317-320 boot in) then you are welcomed to try my pair.
    315 bsl...I am IN and will fund the project with food and beer

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnescli View Post
    from what I've seen the kids on ns are all over your nuts about these sticks
    most of us kids over on NS are just people who helped build these skis and have followed the project from when it started 2 years ago. I don't know how much the majority of NS knows about it yet
    Last edited by Skipig25; 10-13-2008 at 10:52 AM.

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    Like others have expressed, really impressive effort and results! When the time is right, you might considering discussing your plans with Keith, Pat and others that are little further down the ski company development pipeline.

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    Congrats Dude!

    It's been a long time in the making, but I'm super stoked for you and your product.

    Additionally I think some of your numbers and rocker profiles are pretty in line with what people are interested in. The GreatScotts look really fun. If I bump into you at Crystal this year I'd for sure want to take them for a spin.

    More than anything way to chase down your dream!

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    been a long time coming. very very cool.
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    Someone pm'ed me for a better picture of the great scott shape, so here it is.

    Thing I think I am going to like most about the shape, besides the ridiculous float, is going to be the tail. Designed it with the hopes that it will be stable enough for landing drops and hauling ass, but will allow you to easily throw the skis out to the side to scrub speed when you need to.







    And then someone asked about the edges. This is how far the wrap goes up.


    And the edge tuck.
    Last edited by iggyskier; 10-13-2008 at 11:37 AM.

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    Those are some nice looking skis.

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    I have a pair if anyone in tahoe (I live in san francisco) wants to try out some wrenegades.

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    Super cool. Stoked to try some of these too.
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    sweet skis man and awesome writeup of the process. lots of dedication and hard work showing there! hows about some 189 bluesteels for us lanky bastards?

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    Yeah I figure we will make some 186cm park skis at some point for the taller people.

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    I'm sure you dont need anyone else bugging you to test, but shit I'd be happy to test some jumbo park sticks.

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    way to go, they look rad.

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    The Great Scott looks a lot like the S7 shape. Sexy!

    Amazing work there from start to finish. Inspirational... now if only I could dedicate my energy to something other than... nothing.
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