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  • #655687
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    One of the solids in action yesterday. This is a groomed run BTW
    [youtube:1fmngc1u]oCGzivR1C2Q[/youtube:1fmngc1u]

    #655688
    WhitePine
    503 Posts

    Face shots!

    #655689
    LPowhuntr
    102 Posts

    Nice job love the wood finish 🙂

    #655690
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    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.

    #655691
    CassMT
    27 Posts

    wow, beautiful boards!….you should start a business with these

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

    #655692
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    I use a sintered isospeed 7200 material and its fast as anything. They are traditional layup. Base,glass,core,glass, top sheet (veneer)

    #655693
    CassMT
    27 Posts

    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?

    #655694
    WhitePine
    503 Posts

    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.

    #655695
    Scooby2
    623 Posts

    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.

    #655696
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    @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

    #655697
    CassMT
    27 Posts

    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?

    #655698
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    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

    #655699
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    I guess it would be fair to say the first board you build will cost the same as 4 boards bought from a shop but the next 4 boards you build will cost you the same as 1 board bought from a shop. The satisfaction and knowledge gained = priceless

    #655700
    Zude
    367 Posts

    great looking boards, Japan looks epic..

    #655701
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    I pressed this today.

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