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Old 02-28-2010, 08:28 AM   #11
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Re: Piano Wire?

Pretty well the same stuff in our hobby. K&S sells a variety of different diameter wire in 3ft lengths. Basically Music wire (or Piano wire) is high tensile strength wire with a good amount of spring to it. Should work fine for your application.

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Check out some of the automotive supply shops. Many have a selection.
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Re: Piano Wire?

If you are stuck, instead of piano wire, another option would be to
1) use 2 tension springs on the front/back of the ski, or
2) thin wire/string to the back of the ski and a spring(or rubber band) on the front.

Both are suitable alternates

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Re: Piano Wire?

Thought of that, as I have adequate springs. Only problem is I would have to add some form of anchor points on the leaf gear. Not a real problem, just hoping to make the ski self contained so the leaf would not be modified in any way that weakens it.
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