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Is snow build up on top of your skis during ascents a problem?
It's a huge problem 28%  28%  [ 6 ]
It's an inconvenience but I can deal with it 61%  61%  [ 13 ]
It's not an issue 9%  9%  [ 2 ]
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 Post subject: Snow build up on tips during ascent
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:38 pm 
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In designing our splits we might have a possible solution to snow build up on the top of the skis during ascents. I have a poll question to get your opinion on how big of a problem it is? Thank you in advance for your help! How do you deal with snow build up on top of your skis?


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 Post subject: Re: Snow build up on tips during ascent
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:57 pm 
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I wax my topsheet. Works for me most of the time.

Love the woody top sheets, huge Arbor fan.

Yes Slayer rocks! :headbang:


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 Post subject: Re: Snow build up on tips during ascent
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:29 pm 
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This should be available to manufacturer's come the spring
http://splitboard.com/talk/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=13264
It's going to revolutionize outerwear and anything that you want to keep dry.
Any electronic device you now have could be made waterproof.....http://www.liquipel.com/
It's already been applied to down coats/bags
http://dridown.com/dridown-technology/

I've sourced out another superhydrophobic compound which should be showing up in a few weeks, which I'm going to try and apply to my topsheet.

I think we will be seeing more of these though....
http://www.chimerasnowboards.com/nonsticktopsheet.html
These topsheets should be more durable

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 Post subject: Re: Snow build up on tips during ascent
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:28 am 
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Snow building up on the top sheet can add considerable amounts of weight in certain snow conditions.

This is why I had Prior apply a P-Tex Topsheet onto my new board instead of a standart top sheet.

Haven't had a chance to test it yet, look forward to it.


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 Post subject: Re: Snow build up on tips during ascent
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:11 am 
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I think it can be a simple as a single layer of carbon fibre as a topsheet. I've found that bare carbon fibre with a peelply finish is very hydrophobic.

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 Post subject: Re: Snow build up on tips during ascent
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:46 am 
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FloImSchnee wrote:
Snow building up on the top sheet can add considerable amounts of weight in certain snow conditions.

This is why I had Prior apply a P-Tex Topsheet onto my new board instead of a standart top sheet.

Haven't had a chance to test it yet, look forward to it.

Not so sure that was a good move on your part. The older Venture boards had a p-tex topsheet, and snow sticks pretty good to it, which I'm guessing is why they don't build them like that anymore. Waxing it does help, but it still sticks more than the topsheet of my Never Summer.

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 Post subject: Re: Snow build up on tips during ascent
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:01 pm 
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:bow: http://tetonsandwasatch.com/2012/k2-snowphobic-topsheet-wax/
the solution


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 Post subject: Re: Snow build up on tips during ascent
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:31 pm 
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Snow build up can be a huge suck fest! Something that's pretty obvious but some might forget about is keeping your board cold. Pull it from a warm house or car the warmth from the board melts the snow and then freezes, start right off with snow and ice!

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 Post subject: Re: Snow build up on tips during ascent
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rain-x or car wax.


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