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Old 05-08-2011, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Curious who else is making thier own boards and how thats working out for you. We started making boards up in Fall City, WA this season and have 6 done and tested so far. Yesterday up at Crystal, we tested two new designs that gave some pretty good results. Light, response and holding a good edge on each board. Ww haven't got any graphics going yet but here is a picture of the last two prototypes and the fleet so far... Let me know what you think.
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Is that the carbon configuration in the one on the left?
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Yea the black strips you see on both of them is carbon. The white on the left one are foam inserts. We have tried placing the carbon under and above the core, worked with large vs. small strips, etc... You can adjust the flex by varying where you put the carbon and how much you use.
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I'm jealous. I wish I had a shop, the tools, and the know how to make my own board. I bet that's one of the best feelings ever to shred a stick you made yourself.
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Just knowing that we'll never have to buy another board again makes it worth it. We started making them this season cause we were sick of buying boards and not having them respond like we had hoped.
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That's a lot of carbon in a weird array to use.
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We used alot of carbon on the one to offset the foam inserts which worked well and made the board very light (6.5lbs). The other one is a little more traditional with less carbon and a slightly thicker core but still light at just under 7 pounds. They both worked great, the one with less carbon and more wood in the core had a little better hold at high speeds while the one with the foam had better response at low speeds and on the steeper, more technical shoots.
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if I had the tools and the know-how, I would be making snowboards all summer/off-season long...
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Can't say that I make my own boards, but I envy those who do. Sounds pretty cool : )

Let me know if you need any guinea pigs... my grandfather was in the Tuskegee experiments : )
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make some "GREEN" boards.. bamboo!!
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