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I said I was going to build a board, here it is.

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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Wow, that's makes me a fanboy of yours !

keep us posted prease!
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Daaaaaaaaaaaamn!

I'm more interested in how you went about all this... Anyways, cheers to building your own board!

Also, I hope it holds together first time down the hill.
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huh... The things I'd do with the money used to buy a press and machine the molds...

is part of snowboarding going the way of longboarding in that people can finally design and build their own boards? Can't wait to see a lot of people's designs on how a snowboard should be...

might be interesting...
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I didnt pop down to the local snowboard press shop and flash my credit card lol. Its not as expensive as you think if you arent scared to sweat a little.

This is my press it owes me around $200 and the molds are routed from MDF sheets

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Not going to lie that's pretty damn impressive and better than I've seen certain companies up here do with the big time presses and molds. Good job on making that. More curious to hear how it ends up riding for you. Keep us posted.


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Not going to lie that's pretty damn impressive and better than I've seen certain companies up here do with the big time presses and molds. Good job on making that. More curious to hear how it ends up riding for you. Keep us posted.
Cheers man. Ill definately keep you posted.
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