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    Default Re: 2013 "SICKEST Board of '13" Board Building Competition - ENTRY THREAD

    part 4 - mild concave, about 3/8" Name:  19. concave.jpg
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    I use threaded aluminum rivets that fit the standard 10-32 hardware ...
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    The top logo has a hand-painted (that's why it looks like a child did it) background and the
    text is done by screen printing. Here I am laying that up with 2 layers of 4 oz fiberglass to get
    a cool woven texture on the top
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    Added wheel wells, UHMW bumpers on both ends that stick out slightly so when you pop the board up it doesn't scratch the bamboo,
    and put on about 6 thin coats of Benjamin Moore clear floor urethane (at the suggestion of a wise builder on this forum)


    The finished product:
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    Default Re: 2013 "SICKEST Board of '13" Board Building Competition - ENTRY THREAD

    last part - this is the board from the top. I used the "epoxy grip" from churchill, it's super thick and I kinda butchered the cut out

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    the footholds on the "Drone" have concave, the middle part of the board is essentially flat. Since this is a mild concave and everyone has a nickname for their pattern I have dubbed this one the "Training Bra"

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    When riding in the footholds this has a very stiff flex, I'm a fat old guy at about 195 lbs and it doesn't move much with me on it.
    But standing in the middle with the cut outs it will really flex.
    Dimensions of the Drone are just under 39" in length, the width is 10.5", multiple wheelbases from 29" to 31" and before the griptape it weighed in at 4 lbs 4 oz.

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    thanks for checking it out!
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    Default Re: 2013 "SICKEST Board of '13" Board Building Competition - ENTRY THREAD

    2nd entry - this board is 2 layers of 3mm bamboo, triax and uni-directional fiberglass and a bottom layer of 1.5mm 2 colored bamboo -
    also on both sides and over the rice paper graphics there is a layer of 4 oz fiberglass

    In the previous entry you saw the press/concrete mold and crap so we skip that and start with the board coming out of the mold

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    And below, except for the mini gas grill, these are the tools used to do the basic cut-out

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    Now the bottom of the board after the rough cut
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    Default Re: 2013 "SICKEST Board of '13" Board Building Competition - ENTRY THREAD

    part 2 - routing the drop through cutouts

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    the cutout to shape is done with the router and the mdf template can be seen in the foreground of the second picture

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    sanding off and rounding the edges

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    uhmw bumpers at front and back are added

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    Default Re: 2013 "SICKEST Board of '13" Board Building Competition - ENTRY THREAD

    part 3 - the finished product (lucid grip is used on the non-grip taped area which gives the logo a frosty look):

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    six0xis "Higher Re-education" dimensions: 37.8" x 10" wide wheelbase is 31" and the weight before grip was an even 4 lbs

    this board is cambered with a medium flex and has the mild [insert absurd name] "training bra" concave - the ride is supple and smooth with a well balanced fruity aftertaste

    I would ride it everyday but I promised it to my 17-yr-old son that lives in Wichita, KS and he is about 6 or 7 inches taller than me so it will be his.

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    and here are some additional pics for no other reason than I want to post them ...

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    Default Re: 2013 "SICKEST Board of '13" Board Building Competition - ENTRY THREAD

    and three more for your viewing pleasure ...

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    thanks for checking this one out as well!

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    Default Re: 2013 "SICKEST Board of '13" Board Building Competition - ENTRY THREAD

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    Here's my first shot at a board. I do some woodworking but never tried a longboard. It's made of 100 year old reclaimed cedar from a barn in kentucky, with a padauk and pearl resin inlay.

    The black spots are where the old nails were when it was part of a barn. I thought that would make it look more recycled but now I'm thinking of covering those parts up with some strips of grip tape to make it look less scarred up.
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    Special thanks to Rob from longboard loft in NYC for finding me some paris trucks to finish it up.
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    Here's some of the construction shots.

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    The rough cut board

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    Routing out the inlay

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    Gluing down the padauk


    to be continued...
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    Default Re: 2013 "SICKEST Board of '13" Board Building Competition - ENTRY THREAD

    Sanding down the inlay
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    Sealing with poly
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    First ride
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    Default Re: 2013 "SICKEST Board of '13" Board Building Competition - ENTRY THREAD

    Freestyle Freebord




    Length: 33.5in Width: 9.5in Waist: 8.5in
    Concave: 11/16in
    Rocker: 0.5in
    Setup: Freebord G3 trucks, freebord S2 bindings

    Materials:
    Grip with TioEmm logo cut-out
    Adhesive gold vinyl (to show through the grip cut-out)
    1/8” Pre-lam (carbon fiber on balsa-bamboo-balsa V-Lam)
    1/8” Pre-lam
    1/8” Pre-lam (carbon on the bottom)
    3/32” 5-ply Bamboo

    Designed for freestyle this deck is built with balsa/bamboo/carbon fiber “pre-lam”s. These are 1/8” balsa-bamboo-balsa V-Lams with carbon fiber applied to one side. The bamboo and carbon give the deck enough strength to stand up to freestyle abuse and the balsa reduces the weight for some big air. There are small tip/tail extensions to allow stalls. And, the deck is rockered to increase the edge wheel clearance.

    Prelams:


    Concave + Rocker Mold:


    The blank:


    Shaping:


    Grip cut-out:


    Rocker:


    Pre-lam end-on:


    Setup:




    Rockered deck increases edge wheel clearance:


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    Default Re: 2013 "SICKEST Board of '13" Board Building Competition - ENTRY THREAD

    Built this one a few months ago and is my regular ride with the MBK ....(Midnight Bombing Krew) ..... I was packing my boards up for my Honeymoon and realized I forgot to post.....
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    Default Re: 2013 "SICKEST Board of '13" Board Building Competition - ENTRY THREAD

    Final pics

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    Default Re: 2013 "SICKEST Board of '13" Board Building Competition - ENTRY THREAD

    Okay.... I wasn't going to submit this one as it was the first board I built this year and while I love the board, I wasn't sure it would be classified as "sick".... However, my son and stepson changed my perception of the board when they said it was their favorite.... guess old style is making a come back lol....

    This board is thicker than most of my other boards.... the top deck is made from 1/4" Bubinga from Africa, Tamarand from Laos and Bocote from Mexico, pressed with 3 1/8" BB ply. Great for bombing.... okay for carving and pretty decent for cruising.....

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    Default Re: 2013 "SICKEST Board of '13" Board Building Competition - ENTRY THREAD

    So here's mine. It turns out I will only be submitting one, as my first entry (a carbon fiber commuter/mini speedboard) had a very yellow finish that, in my opinion, compromises the look I was going for. My second entry was a slide deck prototype, but it was too heavy, thick, and cumbersome, so while there is a photo below of it, I will only be submitting its successor, slide deck prototype #2.

    All that aside, here are a bunch of photos for everyone to make sense of. Feel free to ask questions about my entry in the upcoming voting thread and/or results thread soon thereafter.

    Presenting, the second slide deck prototype, my new favorite board. This is composed of a birch core, sandwiched with maple veneers, and reinforced with carbon fiber on bottom. It's very thin, super light, and extra nimble when sliding:














    The first prototype:






    The template:




    Sanding wells, laminating carbon, and clear coats:
















    Pressed in this sucker:




    And the real results:


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    Default Re: 2013 "SICKEST Board of '13" Board Building Competition - ENTRY THREAD

    I'll let this thread run until I post the next thread tomorrow! So if you need a couple more hours, have at it.

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    Default Re: 2013 "SICKEST Board of '13" Board Building Competition - ENTRY THREAD

    Hi guys, i have been building boards for about 1 year and these are my two latest creations and candidates to this contest!

    Both boards are of the same model, just diferent finish on them :]

    Specs:
    38.5" * 10" length and width
    3/4" concave
    1/2" bubble drop
    1/2" rocker
    gaspedals
    wheelwells

    materials in the blue
    280g twill black fibreglass
    280g twill black fibreglass
    160g twill fibreglass
    baltic birch 4mm
    baltic birch 4mm
    baltic birch 4mm
    160g twill fibreglass
    280g twillfibreglass
    280g twill black fibreglass
    200g high modular polyester

    Super mega heavy duty, ultra stiff of hell, board for heavy riders

    the dark on is just a bit less fibreglass


    This is the press wich is pressing one of the boards
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    this is one of the uncut blank with lines for the roughcut
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    this is the router tmplate sitting on one of the boards
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    These are the diferent composites i used, it was fibreglass, black fibreglass, kevlar and some sort of really strong polyester weave (the coloured one)
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    Here are the boards with the weaves on and a gloss coat, before the graphics
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    Here they are, all finished
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    Hope you like them!
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    Default Re: 2013 "SICKEST Board of '13" Board Building Competition - ENTRY THREAD

    i dont have any riding or setup pics with the dark one cuz it got sold the day after it got finisehd but here is some of the blue one

    Its setup with indeezs and these wheels
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    Default Re: 2013 "SICKEST Board of '13" Board Building Competition - ENTRY THREAD

    And the last pic cuz i couldnt get it in the last post


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