guess they changed it since i lost interest after they were bought by a snowboard company.sorry
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Thread: hairline/stress lines in glass
Sep 14, 2011, 11:20 PM #11Senior Member
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Sep 15, 2011, 12:04 AM #12
Kicking a hotcoat too fast WILL make PE resin brittle, and WILL reveal itself as what I refer to as "flex cracks." While overflexing will cause stress cracks across the stringer, from rail to rail, on just about any standard construction board, "flex cracks" (not an industry terms, btw... just something I've seen before, and don't know what to call it) can be found running only from rail to stringer, and not across the stringer. The only explanation I can think of is a hotcoat with too much cat. Because foam flexes more than wood because of the relative strengths of the two materials, and the rail flexes less than flat foam inside the rail because of it's shape, the foam between the rail and the stringer flexes most, particularly under torsional load, like on a turn. Greenlight's a mechanical engineer, so maybe he can explain better...
Whether CI does or does not send factory seconds to the East Coast I don't know. But those in the industry know more than me about that sort of thing.
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Sep 15, 2011, 12:07 AM #13
It's the glass job. I have a 5'8 POD with the UL glass, same results. My locally shaped has a better glass job and is flawless. Nothing you can do about it, just keep an eye on it. If you are into saving money, which it appears you are, find a local guy and bring the CI model you want him to replicate. Guaranteed you'll pay $300+ less, and you'll be able to enjoy the board a lot longer.
Sep 15, 2011, 01:56 AM #14
i'll climb down from my CI defense now...
Sep 15, 2011, 02:30 AM #15
I've had the same CI Black Beauty for at least 6 years and no issues besides the standard pressure dings. Of course for the first 4 1/2 it was just a seldom used step up & travel board but the last year year and a half it has been rode regularly in waves known for PU breaking boards. Then again I watched a friend's Merrick proton buckle on a two foot day. 3rd or 4th session on the board... just a few waves in... not getting too radical and waves not throwing that hard. Buckle. Weird. Nothing that day surf or surfing would suggest a buckled board.
Sep 15, 2011, 12:10 PM #16Senior Member
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Thanks for all the info everyone.
I would have def. went to a local shapper but im not sure where they at (Im in ocean/monmouth cty).
Yes - the board is fantasic in the water, and it is made with the light weight construction which I figured had something to do with it and if thats the case I would still rather have less glass and a lighter board.
Sep 15, 2011, 12:17 PM #17Senior Member
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Sep 15, 2011, 02:46 PM #18
There are several local shapers in Monmouth/Ocean County. If you like the feel of a lightweight, high performance board, try EPS/Epoxy... about as light, yet strong, as you can get with standard construction. Check out some of the shapes on the Greenlight website to get an idea of what's available in terms of materials and custom shapes. http://greenlightsurfsupply.com/gree...fboards-2.aspx
Sep 15, 2011, 03:08 PM #19
[QUOTE=beachbreak;106458]and someone i know who would know says some al merricks are now from china,too.
Where do you guys get this info?
Sep 15, 2011, 03:48 PM #20