Feb 07 2015

DIY: Making fish-scaled skis

I bought some $30 kids’ skis at my local sports-exchange shop and added some fish-scales to make a waxless base for my 7 year old’s skis to tour with (although he just likes jibbin’ at this point).

I used a rotary (dremel type) tool with a 19mm cylindrical stone. You really don’t have to go too deep and come in at a very shallow angle.

They seem to work well. They’re grippy enough (I could have packed the divets a little tighter) but quiet with good glide in soft snow.

© 2015

  • Ziggy

    Nice work.
    Lucky kid.