I have been getting good information from swaylocks for years and learned a lot. Now I have to ask something.
Recently I have been working on my first longboard after shaping fishes and shortboards for 5 years for friends.
My first longboard came out as a more classic version of the Takayama In the Pink. I added some 50/50 rails and will add a single fin box only.
As a landlocked surfer I have to travel a lot to get my surf, that is not going to change soon. The board has to be strong.
Now my question: First I thought about glassing 6oz+Volan 6oz 3/4 patch on top and 6oz bottom+Finpatch Volan. I thought this would be enough. But I have just recieved a trimcraft Sidecut Fish I have been surfing a lot which has the same schedule on the top (6oz+6oz volan deck patch) and it already has some bumps on the 6oz area on the nose. As I am quite heavy (188lbs) and I will walk on the deck I thought about the following schedule:
4oz+4oz+3/4 volan patch 60z on the deck and 6oz bottom+Finpatch Volan. I use Hexcel 1522 and Silmar 249BB resin and a US Blank in 9'3 with a triple stringer. The board/glassing will have 3-4 weeks to settle down.
I want to surf the board like my old Surftech ITP - noseriding but also easy turning and fast gliding.
Is that glassing to heavy? As I will cut the Volan patch and the first 4oz layer around the blank I will not wrap it around the rails therefore it will come out with a 10 oz glassing aroung the rails (4oz last layer deck plus 6oz bottom) - is that too weak?
thanks a lot