Fiberglass versus Epoxy performance

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bb30's picture
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trying to stay away from the deck with surfboards.

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kayu's picture
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johnmellor wrote:

Looks kind of like Bill Foote paddleboard tech....

Or maybe early Gary Young...

......and also quite similar to what Tom Blake did , when he drilled vertical holes in a solid wooden paddleboard to reduce the weight.....that caused quite a stir back in the day.
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kayu wrote:
How light do yo want to go ?

This is the pattern I was going to use for LSB and MB deck cores.  It mimics the pattern of cells and cell walls in plants/trees.

I believe cell length to width ratio and wall thickness are critical.

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stoneburner wrote:

kayu wrote:
How light do yo want to go ?

This is the pattern I was going to use for LSB and MB deck cores.  It mimics the pattern of cells and cell walls in plants/trees.

I believe cell length to width ratio and wall thickness are critical.

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.......and on a larger scale , it mimics the natural construction of bamboo (curved transverse spreaders between the longitudinals) ......varying the length to width ratio will alter the overall flexibility of the frame.......it's a variation on the hollow balsa Joe Quigg boards from the 50's.
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Balsa 'hardwood' classification....  Balsa, being a deciduous tree, is correctly classified as a hardwood.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ochroma_pyramidale

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Yes. The way I learned it was that if it has leaves it's technically a hardwood. Needles and cones? Softwood

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kayu wrote:
stoneburner wrote:

This is the pattern I was going to use for LSB and MB deck cores.  It mimics the pattern of cells and cell walls in plants/trees.

I believe cell length to width ratio and wall thickness are critical.

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.......and on a larger scale , it mimics the natural construction of bamboo (curved transverse spreaders between the longitudinals) ......varying the length to width ratio will alter the overall flexibility of the frame.......it's a variation on the hollow balsa Joe Quigg boards from the 50's.

Midpoint stabilized, torsion box cells.

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Joined: 12/24/2004

Stoneburner does not surf........Stoneburnerer does not build surfboards...........Keep in mind who is talking and who is walking........or surfing...............I'm calling BS

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Joined: 07/18/2015

Thank you for all of the comments. 

I got ended up getting a board with a triple stringer with a volan knee pad 

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duck-1 wrote:

Thank you for all of the comments. 

I got ended up getting a board with a triple stringer with a volan knee pad 

How does it compare?
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Joined: 07/18/2015

I like the boards extra weight: paddles and catches waves alot easier. 

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Huck's picture
Joined: 12/07/2009

Glad to hear it.  I tend to like my boards a bit heavier than the norm, so was curious how you would react to a bit heavier board, coming from the lighter boards you were accustomed to..

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Joined: 07/18/2015

There has been a small learning curve (re the change) but the board is great. 

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Joined: 03/18/2004

Do I surf?

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Document what you say about me DingRay.

Are my posts relevant to the ongoing discussion?  Can you explain why they are not relevant?  Do you have knowledge about my input?  If so, document how/why your knowledge is relevant  and credible...

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Kayu I was sorry to see those pictures go, that one was a beauty!

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