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    Default Bi-deck Snow-skate build

    Alright, after building a number of boards over the past six months I want to try something different... Im going to build a bi-deck snowskate!

    The top deck will be simple, but the bottom deck and the mounting hardware need to be thought about. I was thinking about chopping an old ski for the bottom deck, and using some scrap aluminum to connect the two.


    Top deck:
    -4 layers of 1/8" BB
    -Sealed with spar poly
    -3' by 10"
    -1/2" of concave
    -Mild kicks on the ends
    -working on what to use in substitute of grip tape

    Bottom Deck:
    -Chopped skis?
    -4' long

    Hardware:
    -Scrap aluminum?


    Let me know what you guys think!


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    Default Re: Bi-deck Snow-skate build

    I wouldn't use chopped skis.

    The ski needs to be able to flex, especially in the middle. A bi-deck ski acts more like a snowboard than it does a typical ski.
    Chopping an old ski and you'll end up with flex only in the tip of the nose. A good snow skate ski will actually be thicker and stiffer near the trucks, and thinner in the middle. If the ski cannot flex right, then it cannot grab an edge.

    The ski doesn't need to be that elaborate of a build, I think you could pull it off just with typical board building methods, and just use a Formica bottom sheet, or enough layers of spar poly to be thick enough to surface and wax. No need for steel edging.
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