Post subject: Burton canyon modified to a swallowtail.
Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:41 pm
Joined: Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:49 am Posts: 2
Hey guys and girls, i'm new here and decided to show off my latest project.
Years ago when i was a snowboard instructor i bought a used Burton Canyon from a dude that also lived in the area. (turned to be a great friend actually) I had loads of fun on the 173 long machine and in the beginning of this year i decided to put the saw in it.
I started with measuring the centerline of the board and drew a swallowtail on it by hand. Next step was cutting it with a jigsaw. I did my best to make the swallowtail nice and symetrical. After sawing it i made the exposed woodcore black with a marker pen for the looks and putted a small amount of epoxy resin on it to protect the woodcore for moist and stuff. Finnished product:
Turned out better than i thought, check the proof that it works perfect and still creates huge sprays.
Now after a year of using it I'm thinking of splitting it so that i can take it out in the backcountry.
Post subject: Re: Burton canyon modified to a swallowtail.
Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:29 pm
Joined: Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:06 pm Posts: 202 Location: Udapimp, Idaho
looks great I picked up an original 173 eldo but It's a bit of a plank til it's up to speed in the deep. Think I'll cut a similar tail in it, that should make it little easier to maneuver, and splitting it should soften it up. How is the cut edge holding up?