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Old 02-17-2013, 10:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Board construction - ever saw that?

This morning I cut an old board I snapped a couple years ago for my son's school presentation. He wanted to explain how it's built: wood core, fiberglass, sidewall, edges, etc.

I didn't know sidewall construction could mean that the board is ENTIRELY made of sidewall! (ABS)

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No wood core what so ever. I knew about compacted foam cap-construction, but not about full-lenght ABS sidewall construction.

Anybody saw that before ?

Board is a 1997 Limited made in Austria.

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Old 02-17-2013, 06:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow. Was it heavy?
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, it's 1997 heavy.... I've seen worse.

Just weighed it.

7 lbs 2 oz -> 3.23 kg

Also weighed a 2013 LibTech 146 (to lazy to take bindings off of the other boards)

5 lb 5 oz -> 2.51 kg
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It's a foam composite core. That time in snowboarding companies were experimenting with all sorts of crap. Cut a Palmer Honey Circle in half and it'll have a cardboard core.
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The good news is that you could slam into an oil tanker and youd be good to go. Well, your board would.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Should have cut it lengthwise that way you could have turned it into a splitboard
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