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 Post subject: homemade custom boards and more
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:46 pm 
been working on going LIGHT. i weighed my home split sims it is 9 lbs w/o the bindings and plates.
so made a wood board last year hit a rock lasted... not long
guess too little snow was my own fault.
So... this year i got some goodies at various places online.
and built two foam core fiberglass boards. one triax one all carbon
w one layer kevlar for a lil rock pro on the bottom.
ok one carbon swallowtail came in at 4 lbs no hardware.
and the triax one is 5.5 lbs both no edges and graphite epoxy base...

then wanted to save more weight and i molded two binding trax of 8 layers of carbon
aluminum is 6 oz carbon is 2.25 oz!

if someone will tell me how to insert images ... i have some.


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 Post subject: Re: homemade custom boards and more
PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:54 am 
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Sweet. I'm thinking about building my first press soon.

Your first wood board - no edges? Pure wood, no triax or nothing? Pics :)

How strong do you think the foam core is? Think you could rip out the inserts? Flex? Flex with all carbon?

Did you press it in one piece and cut it after it cooled or did you press the two halves seperately like skiis?

Are you going to hit a rock with the kevlar and how well it actually holds up??

ps I think you can only link to images from picasa or similar not upload, then use img tags.

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 Post subject: Re: homemade custom boards and more
PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:07 am 
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Cool project, i'm very interested. I've been playing with carbon for a while now and there are many possibilities. I also wanted to make a full carbon board last year with a very light core, but the project got bugged down due to other stuff I had to do. I have all the materials already, so I might pick it up again.

I also made a carbon shovel and a carbon splitboard interface, it should be somewhere on this forum.

If you can post pictures, or even send them to me via email that would be great. My emailadress is: info [at] ivareisma [dot] nl

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 Post subject: Re: homemade custom boards and more
PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:21 am 
ok heres some answers and more info....
i made the wood one w... triax too just used a flooring plywood which was the issue as it delamed... i have addressed the edge issue also buy pinching the glass out a ways on the edges leaving NO foam to break out there...
also I put wood inset's in the foam for the inserts, as foam is not strong enough to hold them.
as far as constriction heres more details: I did not use a press,,, i did a rocker table and hand laid up the triax one then got a vacuum set-up and bagged the carbon one down to the rocker table.
so 22oz of triax on the bottom and a layer of hybrid carbon kevlar 5oz the 22 oz on deck.
w the carbon it's 11oz + 6 oz + 5oz kev. on bottom
11oz+6oz on the deck, which to me made it a bit too stiff...
where-as the triax board is VERY soft!
on the bottom--> i use graphite powder mixed in epoxy (resin research 2100 CE)
west sez use 2 tablespoons to 8 oz. I use half a can to 6 oz. comes out like a pencil...very graphity FAST!
the foam is divinacell 5 lb on the triax and 6 lb on the carbon one. 1/4"

weight is ...carbon w trax and hardware installed 5.1 lbs and the triax is 6.25 lbs
(using the carbon binding trax)

---quite a bit off my feet from the 9 lb sims but....
durability and ride will factor in as icy.. ridge tours will be tough on these boards.
and rox must be avoided! but I LIVE IN utah! LOTS OF SOFT STUFF HERE!

i think 19 oz triax or better yet biax on the deck and the carbon on the bottom...layup is better; truth is, carbon really sucks for compression so the deck is kinda a bad place for it...IMO

so this is also important as my boards are the widest out there. the triax is 37 cm wide and the swallow is 36 cm wide really the widest boards on the market are 31 cm... so at my weight i have a greater size to weight ratio...
OK PIX are here...http://www.flickr.com/photos/104089996@N05/sets/72157636159015203//
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 Post subject: Re: homemade custom boards and more
PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:08 pm 
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nice boards!!! especially the black swallowtail

looks like you´re allways riding powder.
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 Post subject: Re: homemade custom boards and more
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:38 pm 
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dig the rocker line! dig the width, dig the colors out in the sun, that roundtail split looks like a really fun ride for deep dry days in UT. Anything manufactured is going to feel like a slug after a good day on that one.

Did you laminate P-tex or just polish out the gel coat on the bottom then? And how long is that one?


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 Post subject: Re: homemade custom boards and more
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:51 pm 
read the post i did graphite powder on the bottom...


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 Post subject: Re: homemade custom boards and more
PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:57 pm 
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starspliter wrote:
ok heres some answers and more info....
i made the wood one w... triax too just used a flooring plywood which was the issue as it delamed... i have addressed the edge issue also buy pinching the glass out a ways on the edges leaving NO foam to break out there...
also I put wood inset's in the foam for the inserts, as foam is not strong enough to hold them.
as far as constriction heres more details: I did not use a press,,, i did a rocker table and hand laid up the triax one then got a vacuum set-up and bagged the carbon one down to the rocker table.
so 22oz of triax on the bottom and a layer of hybrid carbon kevlar 5oz the 22 oz on deck.
w the carbon it's 11oz + 6 oz + 5oz kev. on bottom
11oz+6oz on the deck, which to me made it a bit too stiff...
where-as the triax board is VERY soft!
on the bottom--> i use graphite powder mixed in epoxy (resin research 2100 CE)
west sez use 2 tablespoons to 8 oz. I use half a can to 6 oz. comes out like a pencil...very graphity FAST!
the foam is divinacell 5 lb on the triax and 6 lb on the carbon one. 1/4"

weight is ...carbon w trax and hardware installed 5.1 lbs and the triax is 6.25 lbs
(using the carbon binding trax)

---quite a bit off my feet from the 9 lb sims but....
durability and ride will factor in as icy.. ridge tours will be tough on these boards.
and rox must be avoided! but I LIVE IN utah! LOTS OF SOFT STUFF HERE!

i think 19 oz triax or better yet biax on the deck and the carbon on the bottom...layup is better; truth is, carbon really sucks for compression so the deck is kinda a bad place for it...IMO

so this is also important as my boards are the widest out there. the triax is 37 cm wide and the swallow is 36 cm wide really the widest boards on the market are 31 cm... so at my weight i have a greater size to weight ratio...
OK PIX are here...http://www.flickr.com/photos/104089996@N05/sets/72157636159015203//
starman


Careful mentioning board size to weight ratios on these boards--physics can be controversial here. Sweet boards and creativity. Shred on.

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 Post subject: Re: homemade custom boards and more
PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:36 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: homemade custom boards and more
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:01 am 
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Very cool, love to try riding a board shaped like that

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 Post subject: Re: homemade custom boards and more
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:30 am 
there are some video's of me riding my custom homemade boards on you tube....and some splitboarding too.

http://www.youtube.com/user/starmania909

go pro cameras are fun!

i did most of the music too..!


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 Post subject: Re: homemade custom boards and more
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:17 am 
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nice tree run :thumpsup:


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 Post subject: Re: homemade custom boards and more
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:53 am 
put it all together w carbon Highbacks and carbon slider trax... w all the hardware bindings (burton step in)

IT WEIGHS 8.8 lbs! DAMN it is super light !!!!

my back will appreciate it! (swallowtail) the other brd is
just a lil more 1.5lbs


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