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  • #576888
    Darrick
    96 Posts

    After a few years of thinking about it and spending numerous hours on skibuilders.com I have finally decided to start building my own rides. I know a few of you on here are into that (Huck, Whitepine) and I’m sure there are a few more. I would like to see what everyone is making and hear about their experiences with board building.

    I’m gonna start with a few solids(vacuum press at first) that I can split if they pass the resort test, then move making splits.

    Let’s see em!

    #655642
    ieism
    298 Posts

    I’m a beginner at this, I just started this week building my first solid. It will be a cross between my Libtech Dark, Jones Hovercraft and a Furberg.

    Really enjoyed the designing part, but I just finished bending my edges and didn’t like that nearly as much. It’s a bit like decorating a x-mas tree with barbed wire. 😆

    http://flatlandsplitfest.com/

    #655643
    Darrick
    96 Posts

    Nice! Keep posting on your progress. I’m gonna start making this board soon.


    159 by DPRas1977, on Flickr[/img]

    All arounder with blunt tip/tail and longer contact points
    159cm
    10m Sidecut
    119 Effective Edge
    8mm TAper

    #655644
    ieism
    298 Posts

    Cool. I know this isn’t split related (yet) and belongs on skibuilders.com, but that place has some big ego’s and it’s not really my thing.

    Specs:
    length: 155
    running length: 1045
    Width: 28.8 / 25.9 / 27
    Sidecut radius: 14 meters
    Slight rocker flat between bindings / early rise

    http://flatlandsplitfest.com/

    #655645
    Darrick
    96 Posts

    It’s relevant in my opinion. I’m definately making splits in the future. Hopefully some more people chime in.

    #655646
    mtnrider
    740 Posts

    Nice thread guys, let’s see some action.

    Under the DIY section and the main forum if you search for some of my posts I have pics posted of my press and some of the boards I’ve made. It’s A LOT of work but pretty rewarding to ride your own boards. Good luck. :thumpsup:

    #655647
    silver
    167 Posts

    Hey Darrick, that shape looks fun. What rocker/camber profile are you leaning towards?

    #655649
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    Im into board building too out here in Australia. Havent got it finished yet but im about half way through. The board is designed for japanese powder.

    This is my board all drawn up, please excuse the poor image quality (screen shot)

    And this is it CNC profiled, this is to be used as my template for building the board.

    #655650
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    I made a bit more progress over the weekend on my build.

    #655652
    yogisnow
    42 Posts

    looking good!!
    What rocker, early rise or ? will she have.

    #655654
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    I profiled the camber molds on the weekend too, I went with rocker between the bindings and camber outside with a big rocker nose. I guess you could call it early rise but Im not losing my front camber section to get it.

    #655655
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    Its hard to tell from the pics but here they are anyway lol. I used the sidecut radius of the board to mark out the curves of the rocker/camber sections and then just freestyled the nose with a bit of flexible plastic strip that was laying around till it looked right. The tail and nose ends square up from where the 2 outside drilled holes are

    #655657
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    A few pics of my first board build, there were a few teething problems but Im pretty happy over all.


    A few profiled cores ready for inserts

    Split

    #655658
    WhitePine
    503 Posts

    I must say that board looks pretty sexy.

    Quick question for anyone following this thread. I’m looking for some .75″ x .75″ aluminum square tubing. 1/16′ wall for a cat track. For 116 pieces 16″ long I was quoted at $267 after tax. I’m just curious if those of you with your own pneumatic presses find that reasonable or if you would recommend a different material. Steel is much cheaper but it conducts heat a lot more.

    #655660
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Now that is a snowboard…! Well done :headbang:

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #655662
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    @whitepine wrote:

    I must say that board looks pretty sexy.

    Quick question for anyone following this thread. I’m looking for some .75″ x .75″ aluminum square tubing. 1/16′ wall for a cat track. For 116 pieces 16″ long I was quoted at $267 after tax. I’m just curious if those of you with your own pneumatic presses find that reasonable or if you would recommend a different material. Steel is much cheaper but it conducts heat a lot more.

    Aluminium actually conducts heat a lot better than steel, other than that aluminium is a much better material to use as steel will weigh a LOT.
    I would say you are paying a cutting fee as the pieces you ordered are only short and the material comes in 6.5m lengths.
    Cut it yourself if you can and save some $

    #655663
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    @snurfer wrote:

    Now that is a snowboard…! Well done :headbang:

    cheers man. Its a 180 BTW

    #655664
    WhitePine
    503 Posts

    @bobgnarly wrote:

    @whitepine wrote:

    I must say that board looks pretty sexy.

    Quick question for anyone following this thread. I’m looking for some .75″ x .75″ aluminum square tubing. 1/16′ wall for a cat track. For 116 pieces 16″ long I was quoted at $267 after tax. I’m just curious if those of you with your own pneumatic presses find that reasonable or if you would recommend a different material. Steel is much cheaper but it conducts heat a lot more.

    Aluminium actually conducts heat a lot better than steel, other than that aluminium is a much better material to use as steel will weigh a LOT.
    I would say you are paying a cutting fee as the pieces you ordered are only short and the material comes in 6.5m lengths.
    Cut it yourself if you can and save some $

    Suprisingly, cutting it myself only saves $30.

    #655665
    ozsplit
    25 Posts

    awesome stuff bob gnarly… really impressive…

    #655666
    wjb
    163 Posts

    Pure art. Very sexy!

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