Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:51 am Posts: 690 Location: Surfing or Splitboarding Downunder
Guys This is what happens when you have too much time on your hands! Have been thinking about this for a while, had some boards donated (seconds with various issues) and was seeing what I could come up with. Wanted to make it a 158 but didn't have two boards good enough to cut. The Voile pucks just fit but it does limit your stance options a bit, the angle markers on the puck are out, so you have to eyeball the angles or use an angle gauge.
Skins are not a problem as I have Firstlight skins I can make in any shape! Crampons would be the only issue, but I'm thinking of making a few wide sets to suit my Split Banana Hammock anyway.
How she rides time will tell but I think it a Japow board for sure!
Might have to add some more hooks to keep here together as well.
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hmm, I think the longitudal flex of the board as a whole would be OK, but I wonder if the little bit of edge and rail would fail on icy crunchy bumps/rocks. I bet the rail would hold up for quite a while if you just rode it on deep days.
it shows that (assuming this shape has about 130 cm contact length, the same board at 26cm waist would have to be 31cm longer, a 193, to have the same contact length surface area (excuding nose and tail)!!!
and that 163 cm board probably has about 10cm2 more than a rad air tanker 200cm at 25.5 waist, 31.5n, 29.9t, 159.5contact length.