I just finished my latest project. It's a copy of the board I broke 2 weeks ago. Dimesions are 130 X 37 cm.
I copied the board because it was my favourite board. I just built it from different materials and in a totally different way now. It should be much stronger now and last for ever
. I also gave a bit more rocker, because it's stiffer then the copied board. Looks are also totally different. This is the best board I ever built so far.
160 grams/m2 multi directional glassfibre
285 grams/m2 Uni directional glassfibre (UD)
Karuba wood core
Rails: coloured epoxy. Rails of the board ended up to be 5 mm thick (with laminate and durasurf)
Weight: 2,4 kg's
Rocker: 27 mm
Thicknes of the core: Middle 10 mm, side/ tips 3 mm.
Graphics: printed on thin paper, cut out and laminated into the glass.
I first made a cutout of the board, out of the Karuba wood, gave the outline a nice finish and glued the epoxy rails around it. I also filled the finholes with the same red epoxy. Then again I made the rails a nice finish, shaped the board to it's final core-thickness and inserted the snowboard-inserts.
I mounted my rockertable to 5 cm's of rocker, because I knew that I would have to face some "springback" on the core. To keep in control of the final rocker, I laminated every layer seperately. I started with one layer 285 UD on the deck. Then I added the graphics to the deck and laminated the multi directional glass layer and the durasurf to the deck.
Then I started with the bottom layup. I laminated the first layer of UD and after this was finished, I added the graphics, the second layer of UD and the bottom sheet of durasurf.
Today I finished the rails, drilled the vinholes and opened the inserts. I just added the the pads straps, handle and fins and I also took some pics (picture quality sucks, because I took them with a video cam. Better pics will follow later).
This board is the best one I built so far. The finish is near perfect and I think the graphics are very good with the wood. I'm sooooo happy with the result and I can''t wait to test it!