So, I decided to try and make a board. I'm an inland surfer (wake) - not sure if we're welcome here :) but thought I'd post to see if I can get some guidance and if nothing else, provide you with some entertainment.
I'm fairly certain I've gone about this all wrong. I shopped Greenlight and FoamEZ for a blank but shipping was outrageous. So, proceeded to the closest Home Depot and procured some of the finest insulation foam I could find. Now, from what I've read, 2-3lb/cu.ft is the target density for the type of EPS foam surfboards should be shaped out of. The trusty insulation I got my hands on is rated at 13psi. I'm not sure how that converts. (http://www.insulfoam.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/12015-R-Tech-Wall-In...) It gives slightly when squeezing with your hand.
Sooo, my question is, should I continue the project with said material, or try to source a 2-3lb/cu destiny block locally and start over. From what I've found, the generic foam shops are about a 45min drive away and I haven't made any calls yet to see if they carry good foam.
That being said, I've already tried my best to shape a board out of it and I'd say it came out at a solid 5-7 out of 10. lol Not bad for my first effort. It came out straighter than I would have liked, but on a mushy wake wave, it might ride ok and the rails are an experiment. It's 5'2" x 20" and about 2" thick. I learned a few things at the very least. Do you think it's worth glassing or should I save my glass materials for a new version as it will it just break in half due to the substandard foam?