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post #81 of 319 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Ive now built 4 solids and 1 split and Im starting to get the hang of it! Unfortunately I had a disaster with the split when I was laying it up, the dowel that aligns the top sheet broke off and cause the sheet to shift and mess up the margins! Its purely cosmetic but pisses me off none the less lol.
Im all out of materials now and have them lined up for base grinding this week. 14 days till Hokkaido.





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i demand more splitboard pics!

awesome work! beautiful boards. i'd be interested in the final weight of that thing with some sparks on it... how long is it? it'd be sick to make a shortie 156 or something a la hovercraft.

you should post it up at splitboard.com those guys would be drooling

edit: my bad - i just saw the thread over there...

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Seriously one of the coolest things I've seen. I'm excited to see the pictures of you riding YOUR creation.

Kudos to you sir.
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Its almost finished and Im stoked on how it come up for my first shot at board building.
This crazy idea was born after coming home from japan with my DIY swallowtail supermodel, the swallowtail worked so well but the nose needed to be longer and a more gradual up turn.
So I went to work designing my dream board, I gave it rocker between the bindings and camber outside just like a NS or BTX board and of course the big rocker nose and swallowtail. The length is 180.
I built a press, molds and everything else I needed to build this board and finally, its almost done. It just needs a few more coats of spar varnish on the veneer top sheet and to expose the inserts.

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i demand more splitboard pics!

awesome work! beautiful boards. i'd be interested in the final weight of that thing with some sparks on it... how long is it? it'd be sick to make a shortie 156 or something a la hovercraft.

you should post it up at splitboard.com those guys would be drooling

edit: my bad - i just saw the thread over there...
The board is a 180 , the thickest one weighs 3.8kg which is exactly the same as my birdman 180 surprisingly. I have a set of 2013 burners for the split aswell.
I could do it in a 156 but I would have to delete the entire front camber section which would suck on groomers.
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The board is a 180 , the thickest one weighs 3.8kg which is exactly the same as my birdman 180 surprisingly. I have a set of 2013 burners for the split aswell.
I could do it in a 156 but I would have to delete the entire front camber section which would suck on groomers.
Have you set a date yet, for when you quit whatever line of work you're in.

So you can concentrate on you're new job?

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Then I am so close to immortality
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Have you set a date yet, for when you quit whatever line of work you're in.

So you can concentrate on you're new job?

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Haha my new job is going to be destroying hokkaido for 6 weeks straight.
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Haha my new job is going to be destroying hokkaido for 6 weeks straight.
Fuck, I envy you, you bastard.

Tear it up some, for me

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You're gonna ride a board that you made....that's a fukin dream dude
i second that statement.
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