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Old 10-31-2009, 08:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi im currenly makeing a box right now and went to the hardware store today to pick up the surface part to slide on. They had lexan, plexiglass and acrlic. I heard of them all being used but was just wondering what the best was? Any other tips apreicaited.

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I used lexan it worked fine
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All three can be used, but lexan is most durable and most expensive vs acrylic, which is the cheapest and least durable.
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What about HDPE?
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Thats more expensive but better than the other three
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hockey boards are the best. i dunno who thinks lexan is the best? lexan cracks easily, especially after a few seasons...lexan is expensive and not worth it IMO. the last box i made we used a fake granite counter top( cant remember the name for some reason) but it worked pretty damn good.
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if you can afford it, delrin, its tough its flexible and its self lubricating
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the tips ended up getting a sheet of acrylic 36 by 72. It was the cheapest it only cost $22 fleet farm. Compared to lexan and hdpe at home depot which were about $63-$72 for alot smaller sheet. Im almost done now we just need snow.
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I dunno about Lexan cracking? It's super strong. But far too expensive, and I personally don't like the feel over puck board or acrylic. But for a cheap idea for those that wanna make a $40 or less box, I've used crazy carpets (aka Pelican Snow Flite) before and they work great. Need to replace them one or twice a season, but for $6 or so who cares? Also the easiest way to go. Just screw on the plywood, round the edges and staple on a crazy carpet. Sounds ghetto but you get to making really nice ones after a few shots at it.

But I've used tin boats to jib on. Guess I'm not picky. But my buddies Lexan box (cost over $120) vs. my crazy carpet box even he likes it better.

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