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 Post subject: Re: Furberg Snowboards
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:17 pm 
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barrows, I have some carbon sidewall boards and have 3 pieces of advice:

1. Can you get some real ski/board resin and heat cure it, it is way stiffer and tougher,

2. after laminating the rails, sand them smooth without going through the fibers then paint on a thin layer of SB-120? or any epoxy resin for surfboards with a UV block in the resin. otherwise it will yellow up a bit. see fiberglasssupply.com you could also add black tint to your resin that you laminate with instead

3. stop your carbon strips about a half an inch before the tip and tail so if it gets bonked, it wont start to peel, esp if you don't use the toughened heat-cured version of epoxy. Cut up a bunch of shards of carbon, make a paste with the shards and some premixed epoxy, paint his on the last half inch areas and press it smooth with some clear tape, like 3m wide packing tape, sand that smooth.


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 Post subject: Re: Furberg Snowboards
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:45 pm 
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I'd love to see pics when this is done.


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 Post subject: Re: Furberg Snowboards
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:38 pm 
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I have been testing this board (168) for 2 days now. Conditions where a variety of powder in open fields, chopped up powder, windblown powder and tight trees in powder.
What can i say? It's a bit hard to put into words since english is not my native language. But I'll try.
The board is definitivly something different. A bit schizo in a good way. The float and speed in powder is as good as my Rome Swallowtail 172. But much more playfull and agile. In tight trees it feels quick and ready to take you where you want , at least when it's powder. When it opens up the long sidecut comes into play, wich takes some time getting used to when it's a bit hard or on the slopes. But I liked it. You can rail the turns and still go fast and stabil. Bottom line: It's the board I'm been waiting on. Now I'm thinking about buying a 172 and split it! :thumpsup:


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 Post subject: Re: Furberg Snowboards
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:48 pm 
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Scooby2 wrote:
barrows, I have some carbon sidewall boards and have 3 pieces of advice:

Hi scooby, thanks for the input. I have a bit of experience working with wood/fiberglass/carbon materials and layups. My brother had a small skateboard business he ran out of garage making vacuum pressed, wood core, fiberglass/carbon lam, cambered, profiled core carving boards. Growing up our father built many iceboats and racing dinghys, and full size yachts up to 44 feet at our home.

1. Can you get some real ski/board resin and heat cure it, it is way stiffer and tougher,

I will use WEST system epoxy, this is fantastic stuff and I am familiar with its qualities. It was originally developed for racing sailboats and iceboats, and comes in a few different formulations.

2. after laminating the rails, sand them smooth without going through the fibers then paint on a thin layer of SB-120? or any epoxy resin for surfboards with a UV block in the resin. otherwise it will yellow up a bit. see fiberglasssupply.com you could also add black tint to your resin that you laminate with instead

I am not concerned with yellowing or UV degradation with this epoxy-while it is a real factor, I am still riding skateboards my brother made more than ten years ago with no problems with UV degradation. I do not expect to have a split ever last this long!

3. stop your carbon strips about a half an inch before the tip and tail so if it gets bonked, it wont start to peel, esp if you don't use the toughened heat-cured version of epoxy. Cut up a bunch of shards of carbon, make a paste with the shards and some premixed epoxy, paint his on the last half inch areas and press it smooth with some clear tape, like 3m wide packing tape, sand that smooth.


Not a bad idea, I am thinking about rounding the the tip and tail sections a little, just maybe a .75" radius or so, to reduce the stress at the "point" of the cut. I will decide after the the cut is made and I get a good idea of the laminate at the tip and tail of the board. If I do round it off, I'll probably stop the carbon there, so it will not take any abuse right at the tip and tail. You can also get carbon powder for mixing with epoxy (WEST), this would work well for what you are suggesting.

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 Post subject: Re: Furberg Snowboards
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:00 pm 
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Just ordered the 162!

If you are interested, email Daniel. It was much easier and cheaper than I expected to get one shipped to the US. The prices on his website include significant taxes for buyers in Norway that we do not have to pay.


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 Post subject: Re: Furberg Snowboards
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:00 am 
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Ive tested the board now, but only once and that was on a pretty mellow mountain (20 degrees) with variable snow from deep warm snow, deep powder and crust. In the deep snow i did not have the speed because of the degree on the slope, but i managed to get some speed on the crust. The board was REALLY weird but in a good way. It was really playful but as soon as you followed the sidecut it was stable and wanted to haul ass. Looking forward to test it more in powder and steeper slopes!

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 Post subject: Re: Furberg Snowboards
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:14 am 
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Still working on some boards for Japan..
At least they are together!!

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 Post subject: Re: Furberg Snowboards
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:39 am 
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Hi Yogi,

Thanks for posting, nice pics... My 173 is now in the US and should be here in Colorado at the end of next week. How is the stiffness of the Furberg after cutting?

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 Post subject: Re: Furberg Snowboards
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:33 pm 
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Barrows,

I am pretty happy with it now it's back together. Pushing 6/7 stiffness once i adjusted the k-clips laterally to get more tightness out of them. Not as stiff as the Rossi but that is one of the stiffest boards around.
For a powder specific split i think it will be great.
Compared to my Summit split stiffness is about the same..

The core is soft so be careful when you countersink and tighten the connector screws up. Go a little less than what you think to begin with and see what they are like once you tighten the bolts.
Mine pulled in a little too much.. OK though.

The more i look at the shape the more i like.. Makes sense to me..

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 Post subject: Re: Furberg Snowboards
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:01 pm 
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Thanks for the feedback. I am pretty sure that I am going to add a carbon fiber sidewall on the cut edge, hopefully this will compensate for the stiffness lost with cutting. I prefer the board be pretty stiff, even for powder. Considering the softness of the core you mention, I may choose to reinforce the holes for the chinese hook screws. I'll decide after drilling and getting some hands on feel for the board.

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 Post subject: Re: Furberg Snowboards
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:54 am 
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Wow, these furbergs look soo nice! Can't wait for them to make a split! Curious to find out how the diy splits work too..


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 Post subject: Re: Furberg Snowboards
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:00 am 
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Need some input on sizing. Height vs weight. I am 179cm tall and close to 100kg with gear. Footy player legs :D

If I were to follow the Furberg size guide, I should take the 173cm board. But I have always bought boards according to the "between chin and nose" rule.
Has anyone ridden a board that close to their own height? Maybe I get a wow factor when it gets to float in powder :bananas:

The trees will not move to make room to be nice. just because there is coming a 198cm guy who needs a longer board..
So the lenght discussion is just based on my height and weight.

Thanx for your input.


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 Post subject: Re: Furberg Snowboards
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:53 am 
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Bjørgvin wrote:
Need some input on sizing. Height vs weight. I am 179cm tall and close to 100kg with gear. Footy player legs :D

If I were to follow the Furberg size guide, I should take the 173cm board. But I have always bought boards according to the "between chin and nose" rule.
Has anyone ridden a board that close to their own height? Maybe I get a wow factor when it gets to float in powder :bananas:

The trees will not move to make room to be nice. just because there is coming a 198cm guy who needs a longer board..
So the lenght discussion is just based on my height and weight.

Thanx for your input.


Yes, get the 173. If you cannot turn this board quickly enough, learn to turn. Note, that a 173 cm board will not turn any quicker for a 185 cm height rider like me than for you. The rocker on the Furberg will make it very easy to manuver as long as the snow has some depth.
I have a Furberg 173, and these boards are not super stiff, I suspect the smaller ones would be too soft for you. The whole point of the design of these boards is to give one optimum float, and allow the rider to make all different kinds of turns using their riding skills, rather than being locked into one type of turn by having a deep sidecut. If you got a smaller Furberg, you really would not be able to take advantage of the superior float and stability. I weight about 77 kg, and I am glad I have the 173.

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