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    Default Making a Freeride Board Advise

    So I'm thinking about making my first longboard. I want a Freeride board and since I don’t want to spend $500 NZD on a Loaded Tan Tien or something similar I thought making a deck may be a better way. I plan to learn to slide on this board by the way . I already have a globe 40" cruiser so I can use the trucks and wheels from that.

    I just need to know:

    1. How do I create concave?
    2. Do I need camber?
    3. How do I make it safe and strong so it won’t snap?
    4. What type of wood do I use?
    5. Should I use plywood or glue it together myself?
    6. How do I avoid it being weakened by the indents for the nose and tail?
    7. Is there anything else I need to know or should be aware of?
    8. Does anybody know any good Freeride board templates and drop through truck templates?
    9. Is it safe to make your own Freeride longboard?


    I have been looking at the Silverfish Board Templates and was wondering if you guys think I should do one of them and if so, which one? . Thanks guys and sorry for so many questions .


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    Default Re: Making a Freeride Board Advise

    i know i have asked a lot but if anyone who knows what their talking about could answer just one question they would all be answered fairly quickly. thanks guys

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    Default Re: Making a Freeride Board Advise

    hey you should check out the board building forms. Theyre in the general discussion forms section

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    Default Re: Making a Freeride Board Advise

    oh cool thanks...... i already decided on board template 25 so thats on question down ..... i never realised that forum section was there lol ..... thanks man

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    Default Re: Making a Freeride Board Advise

    No camber. Keep it simple. If you haven't already search up the "Dimm Press". It's really easy to make especially if you don't have much experience.
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    Default Re: Making a Freeride Board Advise

    so is it a press thing that gives you concave? and do you mean to search it on the internet (google) or in the fish??

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    Default Re: Making a Freeride Board Advise

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex95 View Post
    so is it a press thing that gives you concave? and do you mean to search it on the internet (google) or in the fish??
    yes, the press is what holds all the thin sheets of wood together in the right shape while the glue dries. and both the silverfish search function and google can answer all your questions.

    but, since im nice, ill help you out.

    for materials, go to your local lumberyard and pick up a 5x5 foot 1/8" thick sheet of baltic birch plywood, and then head to a home depot and pick up a sheet of 1" pink insulation foam and some decent wood glue.

    then go look up the dimm press, and make one with the foam. cut up the baltic birck plywood into 1 foot wide strips, glue 4 of those sheets together, face to face, set them into the press, and clamp.

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    Default Re: Making a Freeride Board Advise

    you legend, thanks man .... will 1/2" be thick enough when using birch. pritty much only question 6 remains lol and also does concave stop the board flexing as much??

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    Default Re: Making a Freeride Board Advise

    Okay, here's a tip. When you are cutting the BB plywood, cut it into 6 40" by 10" planks that are with the grain and 2 40" by 10" planks that are against the grain. This way, you can get two boards out of one piece of wood.
    -Concave can be made with a foam press. Look up DIMM presses on google. It will link you to a vid on silverfish. You will make a simple, male/female mold.
    -You don't need camber
    -to make it well, use BB. IF you cut it the way that I told you, set it up like this
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    against grain
    with grain
    with grain
    (bottom of board
    This should be strong, but not too stiff, depending on your weight.
    -you use thing ply wood, so you do nee to glue them together. I'd recommend using Titebond 2 or some equivalent.
    -I don't fully understand #6
    -You have found them, or you can make your own, like I did.
    -It is safe. If you are looking for a Tantien like board, it may still be flexy. You will be able to throw down slides on it, but it will not be great for it. It you are kicking the tails, which I would recommend for this, then it will be more of a freestyle type of board. I wouldn't use it for much DH. Make a stronger, different board for that.
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    Default Re: Making a Freeride Board Advise

    ill just use it for learning slides on flat ground .... by number 6 i ment that the part where to board goes from the side where it is widest down to where the trucks are mounted . i thought this was a weak spot .... thanks for all the info man

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    Default Re: Making a Freeride Board Advise

    It can be weakened. However, it will depend. If you top mount your board, as opposed to drop mounting, it will be stronger. Also, the stiffer the board, the more likely that it will completely snap. A flexier board will be bendy, so it won't snap. Also, it depends how much pressure you put on it. If you are doing enormous hippy jumps, it may break sooner.
    All in all, it should be fine. Don't go crazy on it and try to not get it run over by cars. The tan tien is a drop mount, and people really let that board have it. I wouldn't worry about the board being too weak.
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    Default Re: Making a Freeride Board Advise

    top mounting is the way where you see the top of the trucks ae?? and drop mount is when you only see the screw heads... is that right, thanks

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    Default Re: Making a Freeride Board Advise

    It's actually the other way around. Top mounting is when the board is on top of the truck. Drop mounting is when the top of the truck is on top of the board, and the rest of the truck is dropped through a hole in the board. Drop mounting is a little extra work, but once you cut, you can top mount or drop mount, depending on which you prefer.
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    Default Re: Making a Freeride Board Advise

    how much weaker will drop mounting be because that is what the tan tien uses and it is lower for more stability

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    Default Re: Making a Freeride Board Advise

    I am not the person to ask. I have never ridden a drop mount. I am trying to build a couple of boards right now, but I have no cash. I am going to build two of the same boards, a drop and a top mount so that I can test, but for the time being, I'm not sure. Obviously, they both work fine and are popular, so I wouldn't say that there is that much of a difference in the durability.
    I'd say that if you have the tools to do it, cut the board so that you can top mount it. Then, ride it however you want. However, if you need to go out and buy new drill bits and such, it will be easier to top mount.
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    Default Re: Making a Freeride Board Advise

    oh kwl dude .... tell me how the boards go when u got them done .... i got not much cash either so i dunno if i will make one but i just went out before and bought half the materials i need for some ghetto diy slide gloves so ill start making those soon nd just use my cruiser to slide for now lol

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    Default Re: Making a Freeride Board Advise

    Thanks. We may be building really similar boards. Mine is also loosely based of the tan tien. It has kicks and is symmetrical.
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    Default Re: Making a Freeride Board Advise

    oh good as.... might see how it goes then think about making one or otherwise put together a cv and get a job lol coz im 16 nd i neeeeeeeeed one lmao

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    Default Re: Making a Freeride Board Advise

    I wouldn't go for a tan tien sort of shape. It narrows too early so it's harder to get your feet close to the trucks for sliding. Look at boards like EW Supermodel, LY 9two5, DK Penguin, Incline Fro Pick. Basically you need the cut-outs to start as close as possible to the trucks without getting wheelbite, 'cause for sliding you need your feet as close as poss to the trucks.
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    Default Re: Making a Freeride Board Advise

    you raise good points .. ill look through the churchill templates again

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