http://snowboardmaterials.com/pages/wak ... erials.htm
I've known about snowboard materials for a long time, not what I'm getting at but thanks
Ok found some alternatives. UHMW PE would be first choice but I have yet to find a source in my Country that has sheets in thickness of 0.800mm - 1mm which would be ideal. Thinest I've found is 8mm not ideal.
Trolling the web I've found that PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) or TPU (Thermopastic Polyurethane) seems to be good substitute. TPU btw is used to make most of the bladders in kites. Kicker is that both products don't seem to have the same abrasion resistance as UHMW so the decks could take a bit of a hammering if you hitting sliders all the time. 2011 Cabrinha's have TPU top and bottom sheets. 2012 RRD boards are using PET.
Have not found a good source for TPU film yet. I will getting 6 meters of PET film next week to try out. Nice thing about PET and TPU is that it is clearer not opaque as is the case with UHMW.
Anyone used PET or TPU yet?