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    Post RAMP Sports ski/board tech talk. We'll answer what you throw down.

    Hi all, here is a chance to ask us anything you want. We'll do our best to check this daily and get back to you. If you don't know about RAMP, we are an award-winning company, about 4 years old, and making high-tech skis/boards out of our 10,000-square-foot factory in Park City. The skis and snowboards consist of full vertical FSC certified bamboo cores, Kevlar (skis), carbon (boards), glass, and the best bases and tops you can buy, and pressed with aerospace tech (vacuum molding). Our athletes include Charles Gagnier, Dania Assaly, Ross Powers, Lindsey Jacobellis, and many more. Let us know what you're thinking. As a startup, we've gone through our bumps, but at this point in our U.S. manufacturing process, we are making the top skis using the best material and hope you can give them a spin. And best part, we'll occasionally throw some swag your way. http://www.rampsports.com/

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    My buddy has crotch critters, he wants to know how do you guys get rid of yours?
    watch out for snakes

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    so you make ramps? tough to make a living/

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    My son's on a Tumbleweed snowboard and loves it. I have no affiliation with RAMP, other than my son riding on of their boards. They do make everything in the USA.

    Hey Ramp, do you have any plans for producing a splitboard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spook View Post
    tl:dr

    so you make ramps? tough to make a living/
    We have doubled production and sales, so things are outstanding. And we occasionally dabble in ramp building like making this 30-foot yeti outside our factory from factory scrap. It's a rideable feature. Athletes slide down the arm (aka ramp).
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottyb View Post
    My buddy has crotch critters, he wants to know how do you guys get rid of yours?
    Super Sap, our epoxy. It will kill them but make a mess of your junk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3boyzz View Post
    My son's on a Tumbleweed snowboard and loves it. I have no affiliation with RAMP, other than my son riding on of their boards. They do make everything in the USA.

    Hey Ramp, do you have any plans for producing a splitboard?
    That's great to hear. We are planning for a mid-season release of a split board next year. Stay tuned.

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    just gonna leave this here cause brants a stud

    but if vacuum baggin was all the shizz
    wouldn't there be a shitload of presses
    4 sale
    cheap
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    Quote Originally Posted by RampSports View Post
    We occasionally dabble in ramp building like making this 30-foot yeti outside our factory from factory scrap. It's a rideable feature. Athletes slide down the arm (aka ramp).
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    OK, thats kewl.
    watch out for snakes

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    Which ski would be best for breakable crust? And is there a specific technique you would use to ski it? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skifishbum View Post
    just gonna leave this here cause brants a stud

    but if vacuum baggin was all the shizz
    wouldn't there be a shitload of presses
    4 sale
    cheap
    Yeah Brant is a stud. He just came in to the factory, just now. About vacuum molding. Well the aerospace industry commonly uses vacuum molding and I'm pretty sure helicopter and airplane props (which are made from vacuum molding) are pretty bomber, but that's just me. Signal snowboards uses vacuum for instance. Commercial pressing has been used since the mid 1900s so it's the norm, and hard for big huge companies to switch. A preference, but we think it's a way better preference.

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    Why don't you make a ski with a turn radius over 22 m?
    "Alpine rock and steep, deep powder are what I seek, and I will always find solace there." - Bean Bowers

    photos

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    Do you do normal vacuum bag or vacuum infusion?
    simen@downskis.com DOWN SKIS

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    Those areospace parts are wet layup or prepreg vacuum bagged and or infused and autoclaved at pressures exceeding what most flat laminates are compression molded at.
    Mostly because they are 3d shapes not flat laminates.
    If the same resin to fiber ratios could be achieved in the same amount of time then all the larger companies would switch to vacuum.
    Its much faster to tweak your designs using vacuum and much less cost incurred as well.
    Whether it makes a comparable laminate is debatable IMO.
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    ^^^ knows stuff
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    ^^^^^ aint a bad stick either
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    have you read my ask a baker thread for ideas?
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    what is "POW camber"? and why is it the "best shape for deep powder and crud?

    also what the fuck is "razor cut" sidecut? "Straight where you need cutting power and curved in the right spots for turning"

    so.....you mean you de-tuned the tips and the tails?

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    Why don't you have any skis in the 105-108 range? sorta odd sizings...

    Good luck.
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    What the heck are you feeding Andrew Rumph?

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    1) Do your sponsored athletes demand big under-the-table payment to keep them riding on your skis?

    2) Can you give a legitimate defense for your choice to rely on marketing pitches and viral attention frenzies, rather than well-made, great-performing skis?

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    I think your ski names and topsheets need a revamp.

    I realize its tongue-in-cheek calling a women's ski the Beaver, but you may as well call it the Bearded Clam and really have at it. As far as the men's version the Groundhog goes, anyone who's actually seen one dead on the side of the road, or run over one in a car, is not going to have a great first impression of the ski.

    That said, I have no idea how the skis ski or are constructed, but the names don't help.

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    Since this is tech talk, I'd like a thorough, technical and scientifically accurate description of how vacuum bagging at 1 atmosphere leads to skis with bigger sweet spots.
    simen@downskis.com DOWN SKIS

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    When Brant comes into the factory, does he yell at people to keep their hands up and forward?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiSt View Post
    Since this is tech talk, I'd like a thorough, technical and scientifically accurate description of how vacuum bagging at 1 atmosphere leads to skis with bigger sweet spots.
    +1 on this
    fighting gravity on a daily basis

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