Does anyone have an opinion on XTR foam???
It delaminates when it gets over a certain degree. It is very light but you have to take the chance of it delaminating. I would stick to Clark until the delam problem is solved.
I would wait to see if the beaded styro that Jim Phillips talked about is out. I think there are less problems with the beaded sryro and I think it is less costly. Think about it, do you want to make or glass a board that is going to delam just because it is warm out side. It is one thing to have a board that takes a few month beating and themn delams vs. a new stryro board. I'd wait, I bet there is going to be something better that styro beaded or extruded..................
I had a bad experience with an XTR blank. When I was shaping it, the board split down the stringer. I couldn't figure a way out to glue it back together. I have no idea what kind of adhesive to use. I couldn't shape it. It was light, that I can say. I think I'll stay with CLark foam because no glass shops glass with epoxy. I think Epoxy is a come and go fad.
"I think Epoxy is a come and go fad" Lol!!! No, I really don't think epoxy is a come and go fad. Not only is it a step in the right direction, but it's really the only way to go. Surfboards are at the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to materials. Boats, planes, sailboards, kiteboards, wakeboards, skimboards, sports equipment and any other type of composite device where performance and durability is paramount all use epoxy resin. What's really funny is the way people keep referring to epoxy as "a new resin". Epoxy's been here for a long time.
It is so hard to work with and no glass shops glass with it.