Whether you’re attending a Pray for Snow party, enjoying apres ski tailgate up at the mountain, or pregaming for the football game, a Sili ShotSki is a great addition to any wintertime festivities. They bring people together for a PNW style of fun. Groups of four or five step up to a ski and coordinate together through different heights, for a simultaneous shot.
We think ShotSkis are pretty awesome. However, cleaning them is typically not-so-awesome. They’re anywhere from 4-7 feet long and usually have glass shots super glued to them. As you can imagine, unless you’re using a bathtub to clean the glasses out (yuck) you end up with water EVERYWHERE. Or, one of the glasses breaks, making for a terrifying party experience.
Cue Silipint! Our unbreakable silicone shots were practically made for ShotSkis. The flexible nature of silicone gave our creative Cupster Crew an idea to take the ShotSki to a whole new level – a more efficient, safer (no more chipped teeth!) and more sanitary level.
Instead of gluing glasses onto a ski, or trying to mastermind a contraption to hold a shot steady on the ski, we utilize the squeeze of our Silishots. By drilling a hole slightly bigger than the bottom of the Silishots, they fit snugly in the hole and easily pop out when the party’s over and it’s time to clean.
What you’ll need:
A pair of wood-core skis — adult skis are best to fit at least 4 participants (cross-country, downhill, powder, from 1975- it doesn’t really matter)
Safety glasses and a mask
1- ¼ inch paddle bit
4-6 Silishots — Glow-in-the-Dark makes for an epic party trick
What to do:
- Remove any bindings on your skis before starting this project
- Attach the 1 – ¼ inch paddle bit to your drill
- Use the measuring tape to evenly space out your shots and mark the area with a marker
- Utilize flat spots on the ski for drilling
- Leave enough space, 8-10 inches, on each end for people to hold and lift the ski
- Avoiding an angle and keeping the paddle bit straight, you’re going to slowly start to drill on the marked dot on your ski.
- At this point you’ll be discovering exactly what the core of your ski is made of, wood is ideal and will make the process very simple. In our case, we ran into two thin plates of metal, it wasn’t awesome for the paddle bit but it lasted for one good ski. The only downside is that you’ll need a new paddle bit after completing a ski.
- Once the paddle bit goes all the way through you can move on to the next marks.
- After all the holes have been drilled, you’ll want to use the coarse sandpaper to smooth out the inside of the holes and the edges.
- Lastly, place your Silishots in the holes, pushing them in slightly to ensure a nice, firm, fit.
- Time for shots! Beer, liquor, fancy mini cocktails, all are great beverages to put in your Silishots
If you’re making your own Sili Shotski be sure to share a video or some Sili photos using @silipint on our Facebook page or Instagram.
Click the image below to watch a quick video!