Tuesday, February 2, 2010


When thinking of what I should name this post, the only thing that came to mind is Greg Stump's 1994 film, P-Tex, Lies, and Duct Tape 
Big names Like Glen Plake, Scott Schmidt, and Mike Hattrup also appear in similar movies.  Its always a crowd favorite when the ski season is sneaking up and you all pile around a TV to watch The Blizzard of Aahhh's to get your stoke on!

But back to the matter at hand...

"Dear Ullr,

Thank you for the sick pow that we've been able to ski lately.  In recognition of your plentiful blessings of cold smoke blower powder, I have made a p-tex sacrifice that is in dire need of repair."

The shop.  This is my favorite room in the house.
Step 1.  Melt p-tex into core shots using the base repair iron.
Step 2 and 3.  Ground smooth with the Surform, and finish with a metal scraper.
Finish with a coat of wax, and you're race ready.

Shown below is a home-made ski repair "vice".  I used some scrap 2x4's, and some butyl rubber underlayment from Home Depot (the kind you line your shelves with).
A couple of nice Hatcher's core shots repaired, and ready for a coat of wax tomorrow night.

All of the ski tuning supplies can be purchased from Tognar Toolworks.  Awesome swag, they'll ship in a flat rate box, and give you a 10% discount for serving your country.


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