Scrub it kook
epoxy resin over PU blank is my go-to when ordering boards.
I've been getting US Blanks, but Ice 9 should be kosher too. I'm not sure if
the density is relevant, but for the record I've used Blue and Green weights.
an epoxy lam is practically bullet proof compared to *esters and even if you
do get a ding, the core won't go to hell or otherwise require a lot of fussing
when/if there's a bit of water ingress which makes for a more robust board
which counts bigly when travelling and/or if you're a procrastinator when it
comes to ding repair.
Why was this 10 year old thread bumped to the top? Ice 9 blanks had problems and are looooong gone. The end.
I guess I should have explained better. I just snagged 3 off Craigslist for 30 bucks each. Just for fun since they are sugar Cain infused and hard to find. I heard some good things and some bad. They seem very dent resistant .sanding was a work out as the paper would stick and not slide easy. I was just curious how they glass up
Here's a before and after shape
A friend and long ago member here made a few boards with those particular blanks. The foam shrunk horribly. Perhaps you'll have better luck. Don't expose to sun or heat.
As I recall some of their blanks were ok, even good, but the sugar-formula "Cane" were pretty bad and the foam would not take heat well at all. Have fun, then ship them to alaska or something!
They are a friggn' joke when compared to anything available these days. Millemmium, Arctic, U.S. Blanks, Marko, ALL are a vast improvement. I hope you aren't t shaping these for customers. Because they will not be repeat customers. Lowel
Sorry man. My Apology. If $30 is all you can afford then I guess they are a "score". These blanks were highly touted and talked up way back when by quite a few people on this site. I'd rather have a Clark second myself. Ice-9 is about the same quality as Echotech was. Not that great. The Aussie formulas that have been built on by people like Arctic and Millennium are light years ahead of the game. US Blanks got started in a little differant setting but great quality. Marko for EPS is fantastic. The problem with those early attempts at perfecting the surfboard Blank is the road chosen was not always the road to success. Beware of inconsistency in density, weight, thickness and profile. Also; Don't be surprised if a glassed blank shrink wraps itself. Resulting in a double barrel concave down the length of the deck.
No worries mc ding.this is a personal board just for fun.I can get my hands on good foam but just had to have it,dude even delivered to my house in 30 minutes☺ .also testing some new colors out with acrylic diluted sprayed from a 18 gauge needle and 30 cc syringe.talk about fun and messy..heat is not a issue where i live just south of San Francisco 3000' away from the pacific ocean and about 250' in elevation so pretty cold here in the summer.
glassed her up yesterday with RR epoxy and no issues so far
Impact test : bounces back to shape like memory foam