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[workhike] (Another) Ski Workhike · Thursday, March 16th

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Organized by: Kelsey Miller.

Start: Thursday, Mar. 16th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Clubroom

Description:

Ever wondered how to maintain your own skis? Do you want to give back to the club or contribute your workhike hours? Your quartermasters need your help! The VOC has the largest telemark ski fleet of BC, and it sees a lot of (ab)use. 

Come to the clubroom on Thursday after my gear hours to help fix the fleet. Things we will be doing include dewaxing, ptex-ing (filling holes), waxing, scrapping wax, fixing bindings, matching and (de)gluing skins, and checking the overall state of boots, poles and skis. 

Prior knowledge is recommended, but not required for this workhike. Ideally we will be helping each other out and filling in gaps of knowledge. If you feel so inclined to learn or just want to refresh your memory, check out the links below: 

http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Ski_Maintenance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hepZcZT_ic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NA0vDNmNAEA

We will also be labelling skis/skins with numbers such that they a) stay matched up in future and b) we can identify them in our gear system.

If you plan to work with ptex or skin glue, try to bring a mask/buff/scarf-thing you can bring to cover your mouth/nose. We have a fan but we should probably try to avoid inhaling fumes from said chemicals. 

PS: Please use the sign up tool so I have an idea of how many ppl to expect! I would like enough that lots of work gets done, but not so many that we are tripping over each other! 

Posted: 2017-03-13 22:55:21
Last modified: 2017-11-10 23:02:08