Hi. For the past....10+ years now I've pretty much settled on Greg Leohr's t-flex buld schedule- Stringerless 1.5lb EPS blank, veneer/4oz on the bottom, 4oz/veneer/4oz on the deck. It produces a fairly light, extremely durable board.
This time around I could not find EPS (didn't want Marko) so went with US Blanks polyurethane blank (with basswood strringer). I've got the a layer of 4oz on the deck, as well as the two veneers bagged on. It already weighs in at just under 5lbs weight. I'm guessing that's at least a pound more than when I use EPS. Now I'm worried I'm going to have a heavy board.
How much weight will 2 more layers of 4 oz and hot coats weigh? Board is 6-3 x 20-1/4.
or, and this is the big question-
Anybody ever make a t-flex, veneer type board, with no outer glass?
The bottom with just the veneer feels pretty strong. The deck has 4oz (with extra 4oz s-glass patches at the knee and butt - back and front foot) and veneer and feels really solid. I was thinking to just hotcoat the whole thing (use slow hardener and really let the resin staurate the veneers) and see how it goes. Weak spot are the rails , with just one layer of 4oz.
Anybody do anything similar? Thoughts?
photo - veneers bagged on, you can see the deck patches telegraphing through the veneer. These bups were usually taken out by the extra glass on top. Will not be visible once the veneer is hotcoated.