Rack 'em up

Discussion in 'Tuning Techniques and Tool Information' started by Philpug, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. KingGrump

    KingGrump Most Interesting Man In The World Team Gathermeister

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    Good looking rack. :thumb:

    Another thought - are the toe lugs DIN, WTR or GripWalk? :D
     
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  2. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink Experience level may vary during the run Skier

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    That came out good.
     
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  3. luliski

    luliski Getting on the lift Skier

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    I've been wondering this also with all the triple digit temps we're having here (even hotter in the garage). I do have my skis in there, my bikes are in the house :).
     
  4. Philpug

    Philpug The Ski'er Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Of course it is.
     
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  5. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Now, I know I'm not the "normal" wife, but one of the things I said to Phil when I saw this beautiful wood rack was, "wow, that looks like it could be a nice chair rail on a wall in the house"
    I wouldn't hesitate to install this inside the house instead of the garage.
     
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  6. Blue Streak

    Blue Streak Behind the Epic Curtain Skier

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    I like it:thumb:
     
  7. Philpug

    Philpug The Ski'er Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    I am ON it!
     
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  8. ScotsSkier

    ScotsSkier USSA Coach Pugski Ski Tester Industry Insider

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    No. This is a serious fail. Mrs scotsskier could then see just how many pairs I have

    Easier to hide them in the garage closets....
     
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  9. Shifterkart

    Shifterkart Booting up Skier

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    I have five pairs of skies that have been stored in the garage in Tucson and have seen no effects of the temperature. I figure waxing gets the bases hotter than 110 so the only question is about heat soaking and core temperature. So far no problems after 4 years.
     
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  10. Jerez

    Jerez Getting off the lift Skier

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    I did a search to see why horizontal is frowned upon and in one thread Phil posted a link to hangemright.com which sells that part that goes into the toepiece.
     
  11. Started at 53

    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    @Philpug

    I like a NICE Rack


    Apparently @Tricia does too
    Now you are going to need to paint or stain to match the decor, but I am sure you can do it.

    BTW, bot those without a sanding belt, a trip to Home Depot and you can get a decent Dremel tool and with the right attachment this would be pretty easy.
    Note: Wear safety glasses
     
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  12. crgildart

    crgildart Gravity Slave Skier

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    The plastic in bindings and boots fails over time. I have a hunch that extreme heat, over 120 degrees contributes to the breakdown and demise of these plastics. The contact cement that holds the laminated layers together is sensitive to extreme heat. You can actually use a heat gun to melt it and peel back layers if you really wanted to.

    I do think modern plastics, post 1990 are way less susceptible to heat cycle damage. If they weren't we'd be seeing lots more delamination and biding problems when hot boxing skis.
     
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  13. crgildart

    crgildart Gravity Slave Skier

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    Or, in the hidden space BEHIND the corner cabinet in the kitchen :)

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    Got a couple more pairs at the back of a bedroom closet, and the retro quiver in the corner of the living room. Not a fan of keeping the gear in a non climate controlled space.

    Also, shout out to the management for that sweet K2 strap on my bump skis ;-)
     
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  14. Philpug

    Philpug The Ski'er Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Why yes, yes she does.
    Dremels are OK..The Foredom does a bit more ;)


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  15. Eleeski

    Eleeski Out on the slopes Skier

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    Heat does allow some movement in epoxy. But 110f is not terribly hot. If you block the skis underfoot and hold the ends together, normal heat should be OK. I've stored skis in the desert at temps over 120f with no problem. My waterskis, which are room temperature cure epoxy, do fine in the heat.

    But direct sunlight is too much. We measured prepreg in the sun at 170f. Way too hot. I've delaminated skis leaving them in the summer sun. Now everything I build is painted white and effectively cool enough for inadvertent sun exposure. A little off topic for indoor garage stored skis.

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    @Philpug Your wall looks like it can handle higher density of skis. Since I'm not allowed to get more skis than space on the wall, your rack might let me have some fun!

    Eric
     
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  16. Shifterkart

    Shifterkart Booting up Skier

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    I think UV will have a larger impact on modern polymers than heat cycling at moderate temperatures, under 120. Just look at any 10 year old car in the Southwest.
     
  17. Jilly

    Jilly Lead Cougar Skier

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    I just slide mine under the bed in the spare room for the summer. But I do need something for winter to hang them. DH would have loved that system. He always just put the skis in the rafters of the garage.
     
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  18. KingGrump

    KingGrump Most Interesting Man In The World Team Gathermeister

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    No need for more wall space.

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    Two to three pair per rack is not an issue. Best to check the structural integrity of the wall and mounting strap first.
     
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  19. Started at 53

    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    I'm not sure this is an attractive rack, but certainly serviceable

    :roflmao:
     
  20. Philpug

    Philpug The Ski'er Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Make sure you have motion sensor light in that storage area..you catch these in the dark....ouch-ahhhh.
     

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