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 Post subject: Burton canyon modified to a swallowtail.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:41 pm 
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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.
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Turned out better than i thought, check the proof that it works perfect and still creates huge sprays.
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Now after a year of using it I'm thinking of splitting it so that i can take it out in the backcountry.


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 Post subject: Re: Burton canyon modified to a swallowtail.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:29 pm 
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looks great :thumpsup:
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?

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 Post subject: Re: Burton canyon modified to a swallowtail.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:43 pm 
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Nice chopping!


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 Post subject: Re: Burton canyon modified to a swallowtail.
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:16 am 
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The cut edge is holding up perfect. The epoxy resin is nice and flexible so it follows the curves of the board perfectly when i push it hard on the tail.

Here i pushed it hard on the tail. No problems at all, it seems that the board loves riding on the back ;-)
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