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Surfboard Blank Selection

Postby chark764 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:41 pm

Looking for some help picking a blank for my first
surfstyle board. If anyone is building their own boards,'
Im looking to shape a 6-6 2" high performance board with some flat water
freeride capibility.

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Re: Surfboard Blank Selection

Postby cRAZY Canuck » Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:54 am

Some of what will define the blank is how your going to build/laminate.

If your going to use Polyester resin that rules out an EPS core due to the fact it will melt it.

Depending on who your going to buy a PU core from depicts there "grading", if you go a PU core I'd go with a weight that they recomend for longboards.

if your going to go an EPS core I'd be looking at a 2 - 2.5 Lbs foam (normal surfboards are using 1lbs)

One plus for EPS foam is if your a weekend builder like me the blank tends to stand up to being moved around a bit more than a PU one does.

Personally I'd use an EPS foam with Epoxy resin, but thats me.

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Re: Surfboard Blank Selection

Postby vbnhatty » Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:25 am

If your on the east coast in the US hit me up for blanks we have 800+ in stock eps and poly. I would go the eps route and depending on how big the waves your going to ride in decides how long you should go. I ride a 5'9 5'10 and 6'0 behind the kite with my 5'9 being the one I ride more. I don't shape my own boards cause the shapers here will do it for me in 3 hours and it would take me forever and it would probably suck. I would say don't go thicker than than 2 1/4 unless you want to surf it too.
But we have the foam, cloth and resin if you need it.

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Re: Surfboard Blank Selection

Postby crazy Horse » Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:42 am

Then look for Skill it Cabrinha, its awsome board.
I loved it for some old shool frestyle on flat water.
Perfect, amzaing planning in low wind condiitons.
And in waves you go everwhere from small shorebrake to medium point brake.

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