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Old 05-13-2010, 02:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i wonder if you get your snowboard set each tip down on a chair placed a 60 pound weight in the center of it for awhile and let it flex the curvature or the flex of the board will change.
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Add some heat to the mix and it might
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Ever heard of infinite ride? Same concept you're thinking of just done with a very fancy machine. All boards gain flex over time and riding them. Take a new board that doesn't have pretensioned fiber glass in it and flex it the first day in the shop you'll hear all the fiberglass cracking along with the epoxy. That right there is the start of it breaking in.
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yeah that was what i was thinking, i might put a hair dryer to it lol
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60lbs won't do much at all
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Curvature is shaped when the wood in the board is wet.

Heat only comes into play during the drying process.
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heres a link to people putting rocker in their skis. SKIING RULZ

snowboards are all glass and wood, so heat is a must to keep any bend in the board. When epoxy is heated above the temperature it was cured at (150-180F in normal production) the epoxy will soften up. At this time it can be reshaped and then allowed to cure again. I am going to try with an older board first here when i find some time. I plan to uses boiling water as it is 212f and i would not have to worry about overheating the surface with a hair dryer or a heat gun. Just need to make my bending jig small enough to fit in the tub.
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So can someone post steps?
DO you heat the board up first then Put it in the Jig and get it clamped?
im gunna do this to one of my old burton boards.
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heat jig heat snap
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K guys. i got my Jig and everything, ill post pics when im done.
Heat gun or boiling water??
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