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Old 09-29-2011, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anybody out there ever turned their regular board into a "Powder" board by cutting a bit off the back (To reduce lift on powder) Please let me know. Thanks
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hmm... im gonna predict a resounding 'no'...

me...pow stick.. fish ltd 160.

HOWever... would love to see a video of u chainsawing your board in a lift lineup.

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Old 09-29-2011, 06:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Do it

But take video of the process
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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When I get more info and am finally ready to take the cutter to my old Burton 7 will try to oblige you with a video !
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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it would be easy to notch out the tail to make it a swallow tail. but you might have to add a little reinforcement to it. Like maybe lay up some carbon tape extending out each side of the notch on your topsheet. then you have to figure out how you want to seal the cut edge. Which i think any urethane based 2 part epoxy might do.

everything is possible but you have to put some thought into it and its not going to work like a board designed around a swallow tail or block tail if you go that route.
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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why would you want to reduce your float?
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i think he means reduce float in the back so it lifts the nose. which keeps you up above the snow, figured you already knew that though, just clarifying. unless i was way off of what he was thinking.
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CMSbored - you are exactly right
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Thanks again CMSbored (Just seen your method idea) I am indeed giving it a lot of thought and a hoping for oodles of advice - I have actually only ever seen one home made powder board briefly years ago when making my own was far from thought.
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
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nice Idea, good luck with the results.

Just posting that Idea brought a smile to my face. I like thinking outside the box of consumerism (need something? pay pay pay).

I was wondering if anyone has ever tried to change the profile of a board. Lets say an old school pos camber pow board. You could clamp down the base at either binding and wedge something under the tips of the board to keep it in a heavily flexed position. Surely with some time it would turn up the tip into more of a rocker profile. Maybe you'd loose the camber but these days lots of boards are rocking flat between bindings with turned up rockered tips, to good effect (ride, K2).
Of course it has to be a board you are not attached to because you could destroy it.
Still loads of 2nd hand pos camber old school boards out there for cheap these days.

Anyone done anything like this?
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