kiteboardingcentral.com wrote:They're 3/4" just like your H80.
I use 1/8" H80 for the top and bottom and 1/2" eps foam.
EDIT: Forgot to add, the biggest advantage is strength and the weight difference. The only disadvantage is it's a longer process and you need more equipment to do this compared to other ways...
I'll tell you what... once I get my DBA and tax forms I'll loan one of you a board to make a review on... gimme an email at Kevinwhite@kiteboardingcentral.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you like the board after riding and reviewing it, you can buy it for cheap... otherwise send it back, etc etc.
is it just me, or does the quote feature totall suck?
thats a very kind offer.
do you believe boards built this way are actually stronger (stiffer) or perhaps more flexible and (maybe) durable ?
one the cons of H80 is that it is brittle.
despite having higher strength and modulus compared to similar foams. the max elongation is relatively low.
especially, in shear.
EPS, on the other hand, has all the strengh of oatmeal. but will permit alot of deformation/elongation before failing.
i'm guessing ( along with the fact, it works in surfboards)..
By using the H80 in the skins only, the shear strain is kept to a minimum.
the EPS will allow the board to flex until the skins can absorb all of the flexure loads.
sorry for my rambling.
i was just wondering if you do anything special to account for those nasty compressive loads from your feet? is the EPS strong enough to maintain spacing between the top and bottom skins?