None of those goons know the first thing about flex, they just use it as a marketing buzzword. There's a lot more to it than their clay footed designers realise.
Glass isn't ideal as it is compresses and stretches less than the wood... if the board is flexible it will eventually delaminate, we don't use it we simply resin coat as the resin moves with the wood.
We realised this and id it decades before firewire did, and a long time before Mr Burger... firewire are full of sh*t pretending that they thought of it. They haven't understood that functional flex is the province of longboards either... it won't work with mainstream 'Malibu' derived longboard shapes though.
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Here's some flex on a Redwood and Monterey Pine 13-9 Dragon... the board is only 1.75 inches thick. In the water flex is a lot less, due to the pressure and load distribution... the land test is merely an indicator.
The parallel profile was designed for flex in 1994. Tapered profile boards are not ideal for it.
Fortunately for you you haven't encountered the Dragon, Ghost or Makaha with myself on board or your bubble of delusion would be burst.
I compare to an Allison, as he is my favorite LB shaper. Will's performance longboard cruises, turns, and rides perfectly.
I'm probably related to Will by the way.
It's symmetrical though, but keep trolling by all means.
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