So how is the foam that they stocked? Sounds as though it came from U.S. ..........was the price really high? Who else do you guys use? I know Homeblown and EPS, but others?
yeah the clarks are just odd sizes left about 30 i think, but expensive. this was from one of the last shipments to europe before clark closed.
im using xtra foam and surfari
the xtra foams are real nice to shape, but have sent a few of the surfaris back due to bad holes.
I'm unfamiliar with Xtra Foam, but I think Surfari is South African? I did hear some Blair Foam was making its way over there and I think some Just Foam went over too.........your on the Euro so you guys have the bucks now and we are poor Yanks.......howz that for a change? I'm headed to France on the 8th and I'm powering all the orders I can right now because it isn't going to last very long................back first of August....... A Bientot (My mistake.........meant you're on the pound not Euro).
yeah surfari are south african, so are xtra foam, though they are developed by rod mc donald from king mac
have a good trip!
Thanks. I wonder what the point is of all the different names? I've heard good and other about King Mac, but mostly good. There's a heck of a lot of foam out there right now. If you start browsing on the net you can come up with a dozen or two brands you have probably never even heard of! What a world.
heard king mac filed for bankruptcy? any truth anyone?
Boy what turbulent times......................also heard a certain retailer was VERY unhappy that their Biofoam based stock inventory is yellowing INSIDE the showroom. Bummer. ...........life shouldn't be this hard. Sheeeeesh.
probably not the only ones, all the guys I have talked with won't touch that shit with a ten foot pole, yellowing I think is the least of the worries we got a blank that is creating its own double barrel concave from nose to tail. got to love bio
"Boy what turbulent times......................also heard a certain retailer was VERY unhappy that their Biofoam based stock inventory is yellowing INSIDE the showroom. Bummer. ...........life shouldn't be this hard. Sheeeeesh. " ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The Biofoam blank that I won in the Swaylock's raffle 2007 was yellow to start with...don't understand how it could become more yellow. Maybe it's the resin? Maybe I out smarted the retailer by glassing my board with a resin pigment.....(smile)....
I have a one year old EPS/Epoxy board that has yellowed but it really looks like hell under flouresent lights....rides like magic!
time to go surfing...........
Well....two things. There were HB Biofoam blanks that were 'straw colored' to begin with. And then there are ones that had white coloring HB Biofoam blanks . I shaped 3 HB Biofoam blanks last year and one of the three blew a huge bubble on the underside of the nose where the concave was shaped in. I was told just to strip it and to do a cheater coat of resin and that would solve the problem. Unfortunately it did not. In fact I tried a number of 'barrier' approaches (even Bondo!) and it blew thru that too.......... The other 2 boards turned out nice but dented easier then expected which surprised me as I was told the foam resisted denting (compression) far better than Clark Foam. I didn't find that to be true. The boards were sent East to a shop and I rec'd feedback that they too are yellowing. I have no idea if this has been corrected or not, and I have no desire to try the foam again to find out IF it has been fixed or not.........even if I had a money tree growing in my backyard, I would not spend my cash on something so absolutely frustrating and unprdictable. As I said before, Clark didn't give me sh-t like this. You can put out 1,000 primo boards, and all it takes is one substandard blank to wreck you....... ......there oughta be a law!