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    Epoxy Vs Fiberglass

    which do you prefer???

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    Glass, all day.

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    the question makes no sense.

    most of my boards are epoxy (resin) and fiberglass (cloth)

    Every EPS board made has both epoxy and fiberglass
    Last edited by mitchell; Mar 8, 2010 at 02:25 PM.

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    PU blank and epoxy! Best combination imo...love the spring of the epoxy. Or, even better, poly blank and resin-x! All my customs are made with this combination and i've found they are extremely durable (and I am rough on boards) and lively--even after a 6 months!

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    Quote Originally Posted by live4truth View Post
    PU blank and epoxy! Best combination imo...love the spring of the epoxy. Or, even better, poly blank and resin-x! All my customs are made with this combination and i've found they are extremely durable (and I am rough on boards) and lively--even after a 6 months!
    Yeah..I agree...ive made a couple poly blank /epoxy resin boards myself. When you think about it it makes a lot of sense...poly blanks are easy and fun to shape, and epoxy resin is stronger, and easier/less smelly to glass with.

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    I think they're referring to something like an NSP board when they say "epoxy".

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    Unless I'm doing resin color work and a gloss/polish finish, I'm using Epoxy. Lighter, stronger, less toxic, easy cleanup... slow kick time for the garage guys to take it easy and get it done right.

    For big wave boards, I like Epoxy over PU for the added strength, weight and feel. But for small to medium surf, EPS/Epoxy all the way! Light cores with heavy glass jobs on these boards. They come out lighter than a 2x4/4 PU/PE and two to three times as strong.

    Classic logs: PU/PE.

    HP longboards: EPS/Epoxy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by live4truth View Post
    PU blank and epoxy! Best combination imo...love the spring of the epoxy. Or, even better, poly blank and resin-x! All my customs are made with this combination and i've found they are extremely durable (and I am rough on boards) and lively--even after a 6 months!
    That combo is the only way I will go with it, but I wont do it anymore. I went back to the PU with fiberglass setup. Just better overall performace with me... Not as durable, but in many other posts, I have voiced the issues that I have with the lighter, firmer EPS epoxy. Maybe I just never fully got used to it, but they have spun out and crapped out on my in too many larger wave situations. I feel like a potato chips skimming down a water fall on bigger days with epoxy boards... They have their place for sure, but in good waves, I have to go fiberglass. Im sure all you shapers could set me straight on my misconceptions, but after testing a few different boards for months at a time, this is what I concluded, as a surfer, not a shaper.

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    And yes, Im sure the ninital post was reffering to the Tuflite style, plastic hollow feeling epoxy boards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    And yes, Im sure the ninital post was reffering to the Tuflite style, plastic hollow feeling epoxy boards.
    Those real light Epoxy boards like Surf Tech, Boardworks, and NSP are tough on a day with a stiff off shore wind. In those conditions they get hard to paddle and drop in - I guess because they are so light. My experience is with a longboard.