This was an early build of mine. 2019ish. I was still trying to decide if a garage built ski was worth the effort and had a wooden ski press that ended up not working all that well. Part of my design process was to find the extremes in ski shapes and work my way back to a better performing shape. This ski was and will likely retain the crown as the widest ski I’ve ever built. 150 140 145
I was also testing the look of a ski core that was stained a color prior to lamination. This allows me to use minimal epoxy, no resin pigment, and still get a colored ski. It worked but later on would find that the color variation of just dying the epoxy is what truly spoke to me.
After skiing this fatty i quickly learned the strain a wider ski puts on your knees. No injury, but you can feel the effort needed to carve on the resort was intense. Also, weight. The fatter they are the more the weigh, the shorter the day.
I skied these once, quickly learned what they had to teach me, and then promptly hung them in the shop.