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    New From Praxis: The Woody Guthrie Pro Model

    Mounted with matching SSL 2.0's and ready for 6 months of meadow skipping over CO facets:

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    very nice
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

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    Fantastic.

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    Sexy. Even those will fit into the mcguyvered box that I made.
    A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.
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    Protests?

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    They used to be 187 Protests with stripper top sheets and a bunch of ugly, off-center holes. They've been resurrected as Woody Guthrie Pros.

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    My 187 protests needs this.

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    what did you use?
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~mikey b View Post
    what did you use?
    Orbital sander, spray paint that sticks to plastic, homemade stencils, masking tape, $75 skis. They ain't pretty up close, but I like em.

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    With the way this country is going, you're going to get shot by someone with those on your feet.
    I remember a bottomless freedom...

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    the off centered holes were actually caused by the glares moms and their daughters would give me on the stripper topsheets when i had those on my feet.

    for real though i fucked those things up glad to see the revamp worked out for ya! enjoy the tests

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    Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sruffian View Post
    the off centered holes were actually caused by the glares moms and their daughters would give me on the stripper topsheets when i had those on my feet.

    for real though i fucked those things up glad to see the revamp worked out for ya! enjoy the tests
    Thanks again for sending those my way. I pulled all the plastic plugs out of the toe holes and filled with hardwood and epoxy. Didn't want all those voids in from of my toe piece.

    And not all the holes were off center...

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    The PROTEST! I love it. Huzzah!
    sproing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by meter-man View Post
    The PROTEST! I love it. Huzzah!
    I painted them in March but mounted today. Didn't expect the message would become so "current," not that I mind. Gave our younger son the middle name "Guthrie" since he was born on labor day, and I like Woody.

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    Id buy a pair, let's get Praxis fired up. nicely done ISBD!

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    Nice job! Kills fascists and slays da pow.
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    Do you have the stencils still? I think frangers need to make a series of them.

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    Stencils were of the poorly made single use variety. Can't find the files I made. Must have deleted them. Could make again. I thought it would be cool to keep Woody's font so I used this image or a similar one and then fiddled with it using GIMP:



    For the other ski I uses a guitar silhouette stock image.

    Thought about putting:

    This land is your land...
    This land is my land...

    on one tail and:

    From California...
    to the New York Island...


    on the other.

    But I got bored of fiddling with stencils. Steps:


    -Print the images and make sure they're the right size
    -cut out the bits you need to cut out with an X-acto knife
    -glue the paper onto the ski with a glue stick so none of the corners curl up and let paint underneath
    -tape around the edges with masking tape
    -spray away

    It took 3 or 4 coats of the green to cover the old topsheet. Wold have looked better if I did 5 or 6 thinner coats. I think I did 2 coats of the black. Again, 4 thinner coats is probably the ticket. I was inconsistent with how much glue I used so there was more overspray on some letters than others. It could be done much better.

    Like I said, it ain't petty up close. But I like the concept. I'm dreaming about having Keith make me a pair of veneer UL 192s with a proper version of the same concept, plus the lyrics on the tail. But I'm probably too cheap for that. I'm more into skis in the $0-400 range. But if I like the Protests enough...

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    Perfect in a lot of ways. Well done!

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