pranaboard wrote:Hi, I am thinking about building board with paulownia wood core (about 130 cm by 39 or 40). I have seen boards that were made with smaller pieces of wood 10mm by 30mm (and lenght of the board) glued together to create the core.
1. Was it done on pupose or was it done because it is hard to find one continueos piece of paulownia wood. How does it affect flex and weight of the board
2. If you shape such a core to the thikness of 10 mm between footstraps and taper at the tips can you still create concave and rocker just by using rocker table and vacuum bagging process (just like you can do it with foam core or do you have to shape concave bottom before laminating?
3.does paulownia wood core has any advantages over foam (corecell)
4.do you know any suppliers of paulownia in US
5 any suggestions regarding laminating? i am trying to get strong board but with considerable amount of flex for soft landings and comfortable ride in chop since i had a knee injury.
Thanks for any suggestions
Pablo wrote:not sure why they use multiple strips. i've always used 2 pieces and never had a problem with that.
IMO board manofacturers use multiple strips cos it looks better, or just because that's what everyone does. (when other kiters look at my boards, they ask: will it brake in the middle? -- noone would if it was made out of 15 strips )
(but my boards have no concave.)
btw, each board has around 80 pesos in kiri (around 25 usd)
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