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Re: Storing skis
« on: October 22, 2013, 08:27:42 pm »
Hey Jim, just came across this post.  What with the spotty access to the forum of late, I haven't looked into all corners of our little space here for a while.

I have our skis stored horizontally on very simple homemade racks.  These consist of two sturdy shelf brackets screwed into the basement wall studs, with a rough spruce 1x2x18 wood piece screwed to the top of each (basically some clean scrap lumber I had lying around).  The brackets are spaced 32" apart (two stud widths), and the skis simply rest on top of the wood strips.  Having 8 pairs, I have a double-decker arrangement, and these are mounted just under the ceiling to get them up and out of the way.

Total cost was about $15 for four brackets, and not counting the scrap wood.

Each pair is clicked together, base-to-base, which means one ski is resting binding down and the other is binding up.  Not sure if over the course of 7 or 8 months of resting like that, the weight of the binding would affect the camber of either ski.  I suppose if I was really worried about the skis developing unequal camber, I could flip them over after a few months.  I haven't bothered with this, and have noticed no ill effects.  If we had fewer pairs and thus more room, I would lay each pair side by side binding down.

Hope this helps.  I can send pics if my description was a bit opaque.