During my most recent skiing outing and I flexed my skis in such an extreme manner that Glenn Plake himself would have gone white as snow,my brain retained this idea that skis must be unbreakable.
So without much ado,I dug out the old vokle skis from the shed and got stuck in with a grinder and.............. that's pretty much the only tool you need.
I've made various types of bows over the years and this has been the simplest and most powerful by far and can also be dismantled for ease of storage or transport.
length and width of finished bow is personal preference and I imagine different eras or skis and models could be stronger or more flex.You could probably use a snowboard as would have benefit of having both ends re- curved or a freestyle ski ( but could be too long)
Like most sports you can set yourself up fro the whole sport at a garage sale for about 20 bucks, but whats the fun in that?
Step 1: selecting ski
Use any skis you can get your hands on,Dump shops,op shops, garage sales ( yard sales) ski shops, you see all the old 80s and 90s skis all over the place.
Angle grinder plus cutting disc and burnishing disk G cramps x 2
rule nylon cord ( venetion blind string is ideal for bow string)
marker pen or some sort Arrows