Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Your opinions for stickers, please Viewing 20 posts - 21 through 40 (of 41 total) ← 1 2 3 → Author Posts March 9, 2006 at 1:08 am #587296 rms56 121 Posts sent March 9, 2006 at 4:53 am #587297 Sydnorque 25 Posts Email sent. Other considerations (who’s got more?): AT boots and Bomber splitboard bindings, 35 deg. front/30 deg. rear. I like the rounded tips and tails (in split mode) on Burton’s split – tips less likely to break on impact and tails less likely to catch pole baskets. Could use reinforcement at outside of nose (inside when skinning) – the topsheet wears away from repeated contact with edge of other board half. Tapered shape and longer nose would help board adapt to snow conditions on descent (nose up for deep pow). High visibility colors for locating lost/injured rider. Please do keep us updated. Where are you at school? How/where will you build your designs? Are you designing the interfaces/hardware, too? Good luck! March 9, 2006 at 5:48 am #587298 FLOWTORCH 159 Posts word. March 9, 2006 at 6:16 am #587299 jackhennigan 38 Posts email sent March 9, 2006 at 4:08 pm #587300 gregm 79 Posts sent yesterday if you’re keeping track March 9, 2006 at 7:04 pm #587301 melmo 15 Posts Just to answer a few questions… There have been 32 repsponses so far! Thanks to everyone for taking the time and answering thoughtfully. You’re providing me with data supporting my thinking and design so far as well as some really good new ideas. I’ve started compiling the info and will post it when it’s ready. Also, I intend to contact you guys who mentioned your experience with composites. I do have a bunch of questions for you. Especially about S-glass and vacuum infusion. Re: stickers. These are the only stickers I’ve sent to the printers this week. I think I have 2 free In-N-Out stickers that I got with my grilled cheese, animal style. I can probably part with them, so holla back. About my school. I’m in the Industrial Design program at San Francisco State University. I came into the program with lots of graphic design experience, but I could barely drill a straight hole. When I started building splitboards, there weren’t any available for me commercially because I’m small. Now, I have a Voile 153. Prior makes small splitboards now, too. I chose this project to learn about composite design and to gain skills at building with my hands. And, well, to make a lightweight splitboard so I could keep up with my badass friends. Goodbye, snowshoes. I had intended to work on interface redesign, but my program lacks the mentorship and proper equipment I would really need to find success as quickly as I wanted (I am hoping to graduate this spring). I’m not a mechanical engineer and if I could have found a partner in engineering, it could have been ideal. But I’m learning a lot from this and I have the rest of my life for other projects. Besides, I’m going to have 5 splitboards by May. That’s not bad. Thanks again. March 9, 2006 at 7:30 pm #587302 Unruly Baker 333 Posts @melmo wrote: Just to answer a few questions… Also, I intend to contact you guys who mentioned your experience with composites. I do have a bunch of questions for you. Especially about S-glass and vacuum infusion. My pro-active $0.02. Vacuum infusion (RTM, VARTM, etc…) – don’t bother, it’s cool to watch and sounds fancy, but produces inferior products to other methods. You will get far better results if you pony up and use a nice pre-impregnated (prepreg) quad glass. More $$ but much better resin distrubution and lower void content. As you build the board do a 10-20 minute “vacuum debulk” after you add the first 2 layers of glass to the base with edges (and rubber damper, lower carbon stingers, etc…, don’t know how fancy you are getting), then place your core and what not, another 2 layers of glass, topsheet etc…and another debulk for 10-20 min, If you can press it while it is still under vacuum more power to ya. At the very least use a traditional wet lay-up with the vacuum debulks. Vacuum infusion is just not worth the effort. I have wasted too much of my time playing with that train-wreck, and volume production with vacuum infusion would be a nightmare. If you really want to get fancy “pretensioned, precured s-glass”, nuff said, and never under-estimate the power of a good high burst modulus wood core like sugar maple or hua birch. Using a foam core to save weight is silly, wood is light and durable and transfers shear so much better = better camber retention & snap and a board that rides like new for multiple seasons. ***HINT*** If you have acces to a good library with many journals, you need to read the December 2004 “Composites Technology” issue, page 44. Pay special attention to an advertisement in the lower left corner of page 6 as well. Keep us posted. UB March 9, 2006 at 8:21 pm #587303 digdug 88 Posts sent, good luck. did i ever go to the wrong grad school…. March 9, 2006 at 8:37 pm #587304 InTheMountains 216 Posts @digdug wrote: …did i ever go to the wrong grad school…. you and me both… March 9, 2006 at 8:52 pm #587305 Jon Dahl 384 Posts Have not sent the info yet, but will. As for board shapes, take a close look at swallowtails too, and look up the Dupraz D1, as well as the Pogo Longboard snowboard. The last two are a look at the do it all board, swallowtails is where snowboarding started in the ’70’s. March 9, 2006 at 9:00 pm #587306 steeleman 61 Posts email sent, even though I don’t splitboard 😉 I just want the sticker. Cool design. Can we steal it from you after this project is over and you get what you need??? 🙂 March 9, 2006 at 9:28 pm #587307 melmo 15 Posts 😆 You guys already own the design! Way ahead of ya. Talk to bcrider. March 9, 2006 at 10:46 pm #587308 Ecobrad 2068 Posts @melmo wrote: Talk to bcrider. How can we talk to bcrider about shit when he never posts here anymore? Shit, I see him post more on TGR and ttips than here. He’s probably too busy riding…like PJ. March 13, 2006 at 2:19 pm #587309 NJAB 29 Posts Cool Sticker! Email sent. March 13, 2006 at 2:31 pm #587310 Tap 126 Posts email sent, Mel. thanks!!! March 13, 2006 at 7:30 pm #587311 bcrider 4149 Posts Thanks for working with me on the stickers melmo! They look great. 8) I’m glad you’re getting the info you need for your thesis too! Ps. Eco, my post counts are down everywhere bro. The bossman said Ã¢â‚¬Å“no more internet use at workÃ¢â‚¬Â March 13, 2006 at 10:08 pm #587312 ridefire 78 Posts mail sent thanks and good luck March 13, 2006 at 11:03 pm #587313 SanFrantastico 1514 Posts Quote: The bossman said Ã¢â‚¬Å“no more internet use at workÃ¢â‚¬Â Putting the poo in swimming pool since 1968. March 13, 2006 at 11:50 pm #587314 Ecobrad 2068 Posts Just giving you a little shit. We miss you ’cause your quick whitted comments keep things from getting stagnate 😥 😥 . Otherwise I get bored and have to…work 😯 March 17, 2006 at 10:43 am #587315 Jogi 158 Posts sticker’s arrived! cool! thank you, melmo. 😀 Viewing 20 posts - 21 through 40 (of 41 total) ← 1 2 3 → You must be logged in to reply to this topic.