I have a 7'0 funshape i bought down in Ocean Isle Nc. Must be 5-6 years old now. Few dings and things i have had to repair but no spider cracks/delams. Deck looks bumpy but i am heavy footed. My craptastic canyon 6'3 fish is already junk after a year. made in china. spider cracks all over the tail. rediculous. i will never buy anything like that again.
Started shaping my own boards. epoxy is well worth the investment. no dings. no spider cracks.
Buying local is good when you know what you want. when i get good enough ill order a coil. but until then my boards will do just fine.
ive always wanted to have my own shop. carrying only products i know work and last.
Zippy, are you going to AB3east saturday?
Wish I could go but I'll be working :mad: . I love alternative shapes and that is mainly what I am interested in shaping so AB3east sounds like a great time.
Nose towards windshield? There we have it...
My last several boards have been poly foam glassed with epoxy resin. I'm not really a fan of EPS foam although i have shaped a few and have two EPS board right now that i actually like riding. I'm finding that i get 30-35 minutes of work time using the fast cure epoxy and the glassing the boards has become fun...and relaxing...even to the point of knocking back a cold one while glassing just to keep it real.
I feel like the difference in price between poly and epoxy resin is really pretty trivial...$35/gallon for poly vs $65/gallon for epoxy and you can easily glass two shortboards with a gallon. Plus the new resin research epoxy resin is blue so it even looks cool like poly.
Your not forgeting me on the blank are you :p . Just finishing up my sons fish and finally ready to start my next board after a long tough business season.
I recently heard some terrible reviews of Ice 9 blanks, super soft, easily scuffed and dented before and after glassing.