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 Post subject: Can I cut a GNU Carbon Hi-Beam?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:06 pm 
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Hi all! I'm new here and new to splitboarding for that matter. I was thinking of splitting an old GNU Carbon Hi-Beam that I have lying around (Not quite ready to split my Lib Skunk Ape). Does the name "Carbon Hi-Beam" imply that there's literally a carbon beam inside the core that will chew up my blade? Whats the deal?

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 Post subject: Re: Can I cut a GNU Carbon Hi-Beam?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:51 am 
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It certainly seems to imply that, but you should contact GNU with this question, their customer service is outstanding, and they'd certainly understand why you'd want to do this.

http://gnu.com/index.php/contact

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 Post subject: Re: Can I cut a GNU Carbon Hi-Beam?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:19 pm 
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Cool! Thanks for the tip. I contacted them today, they were very helpful. They said to go ahead cut it. Probably give it the chop next week. All the beta I got from these DIY threads sure does help... I think it will be pretty straight-forward. I'm thinking about shipping the deck to my buddy in CO as he offered to split it on a water-jet (so its perfectly straight). I may just do it myself though... not sure if I can wait to ship back and forth. I'm gonna order the Spark R&D baseplate too since I already have the Restraint bindings. I cant wait to charge the East-side soon!

Stephen


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 Post subject: Re: Can I cut a GNU Carbon Hi-Beam?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:10 pm 
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good luck captain...you got a table saw at least? I know guys that have cut 'em with circular saws, but I'd go with the safest route if I were you...let us all know how it goes.l

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 Post subject: Re: Can I cut a GNU Carbon Hi-Beam?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:13 pm 
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I do have a nice table-saw I could use. However, I might have a buddy cut it on his water-jet. He guaranteed a perfect cut... just got to pay for shipping to CO. I was also thinking about having him split my Lib Tech Skunk-Ape. Probably just have Monk do that one though.


Tootles,

Stephen


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 Post subject: Re: Can I cut a GNU Carbon Hi-Beam?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:37 am 
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lege das brett übernacht in die kälte , und bringe es in einen warmen raum.
fals es irgendwelche einlagen wie wabenstruktur oder balsaholz hat siehst du es an der schwindung , was sich deutlich auf der oberfläche abzeichnet .


take the board overnight in a cold room (outside) take it after 8 h in a warm room .
you can see all lightwight inlays balsawood ore honeycomp . you can see it on the top of the board .



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