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 Post subject: Re: Snowboard Builders thread
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:09 pm 
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:drool: wow, nice beauties, they deserve such a nice place to test as Japan. :wink:
Great boards, and nice wood finish :thumpsup:

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One day it will be a Jones or Venture and a set of Karakorams :thumpsup:
Now it's Burton S-Series 165, old Nidecker bindings and Gecko skins
... Times change so now the stoke is on Tesla system and Afterburner bindings and K2 Ultrasplit...


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 Post subject: Re: Snowboard Builders thread
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:54 am 
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One of the solids in action yesterday. This is a groomed run BTW


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 Post subject: Re: Snowboard Builders thread
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:32 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Snowboard Builders thread
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:06 pm 
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Nice job love the wood finish :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Snowboard Builders thread
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:20 pm 
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My board worked way better than I could have ever imagined. It was like an asault weapon on the groomers and a magic carpet in the pow, more pop than any board Ive ever ridden before, who would have thought pine would work so well as a core material . I couldnt be happier.
I am already drawing up some new shapes for next season.


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 Post subject: Re: Snowboard Builders thread
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:05 am 
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wow, beautiful boards!....you should start a business with these

so, all wood? no p-tex base or anything


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 Post subject: Re: Snowboard Builders thread
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:10 am 
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I use a sintered isospeed 7200 material and its fast as anything. They are traditional layup. Base,glass,core,glass, top sheet (veneer)


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 Post subject: Re: Snowboard Builders thread
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:09 am 
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i see...just looked it up, that stuff isn't even very expensive

do you know what your material cost is generally for a board?


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 Post subject: Re: Snowboard Builders thread
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:15 am 
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Most people I've talked to have said between $100-150 per board. I haven't built my first one yet but I'm getting there.


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 Post subject: Re: Snowboard Builders thread
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:43 pm 
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Hey Cass,
Materials cost for making boards is real misleading, Main thing is lots of other stuff, press/vacuum system, heat system to cure the resin, core profiling to build to make boards and plenty of tools used. Also materials cost a lot because you buy more than for one board generally and shipping, etc. You either have to make em because you want to make something no one else does or you just love the process. Making a board esp. your first few will probably cost a lot more than a split in March or April.


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 Post subject: Re: Snowboard Builders thread
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:44 pm 
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Scooby2 wrote:
Hey Cass,
Materials cost for making boards is real misleading, Main thing is lots of other stuff, press/vacuum system, heat system to cure the resin, core profiling to build to make boards and plenty of tools used. Also materials cost a lot because you buy more than for one board generally and shipping, etc. You either have to make em because you want to make something no one else does or you just love the process. Making a board esp. your first few will probably cost a lot more than a split in March or April.

This is very true.
I built my own because I dreamed of something that wasnt available and luckily the results were incredible straight away. I did however build 4 boards exactly the same (and 1 split) but with different core thickness so I could get a feel for what works best for me. I ended up liking the thickest one best cause I like to bomb the shit out of the mountain.
Now I have done my research and built/bought all my tooling I can build a board quite cheaply


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 Post subject: Re: Snowboard Builders thread
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:53 pm 
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yeh, sounds like major investment, i was just curious...maybe in my retirement i'll get set up for it, lol

if some of the boards are too thick/stiff, maybe you could just belt sand the shit out of em til theyre thin enough?


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 Post subject: Re: Snowboard Builders thread
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I like them stiff ;-)
I ride the thickest one, I sold the second thickest one and I have the other 2 standing in the corner looking pretty. The split is 0.5mm thicker than the thickest solid and they have very similar flex


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