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    Just Finished First Board

    I had been building and selling alaias for awhile now but i decided to get my feet wet in foam/glass boards. i built a 5'10ish fish with two inches nose rocker 1 inch tail rocker and a flat entry and bottom its 22 inches wide and floats like a champ. Just thought i would post it up here and put some pics up. i normally surf a 6'2" shortboard but i thought a fish might be fun. oh and its twin fin fcs. anyone else ever made their own board? i ran into a lot of trouble building mine actually ruined one blank but oh well :P post your stuff


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    sweet board man , i just started shaping my own boards last year, how did you ruin a blank i make mistakes but i never had to trash one , i just keep in mind foam is alot easier to take off then put back on

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    Quote Originally Posted by billabongmoney View Post
    sweet board man , i just started shaping my own boards last year, how did you ruin a blank i make mistakes but i never had to trash one , i just keep in mind foam is alot easier to take off then put back on
    well haha i was really really stupid. i didnt read up or anything and i had shaped this first board which i really liked then when i started glassing all these bubbles started coming up etc... i had used an xps blank with polyester resin.. in which acetone based resins eat up the the poly poly in xps haha. so it wasnt like a shaping error or anything just a dumb dumb resin error. what type of boards you make?

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    thats my first and only, i want to make a fish next spring

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    dudes! haha your boards make mine look like CRAP lol... yea you guys got some sweet ones man i would love to be a full time shaper now that would be the life. im siked im trying out my board this weekend but i have to try it out up in massachussets (and its 10 ft this week!!!! and on sunday its head high ground swell that is supposed to be GLASSY!!!!) because im going to school up thur. and i shaped mine from a block of foam i cut my own stringer etc... i didnt order a blank because i dont have that kind of money hahaha.
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    I love these types of threads! Provides inspiration...reminds me of when I shaped my first...and how much fun it is to ride your own stuff! I have done it all...ruined blanks, improper resin mixes, fin box issues, etc. For my first, I used RR epoxy fast hardner for standard FCS plugs in an EPS blanks--talk about burn out! Great learning experience(s) and I have found that with each board I improve. I think at this point, I've shaped/glassed something around the upper 30s...not too sure. But this by far has been my favorite...5'10"x19 1/4"x 2 1/4" Twinney with trailer (nt., 1st pic--took this with my phone after I finished the lam--2nd pic was its inaugural ride!!!). Fast, quick rail to rail...man...too bad it now has a huge delam! The blank is a clark and its actually a reshaped a 6'6" 70's Spectrum! Hope you continue at it Soul...looks like it is a fun board!



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    Board building is fun. here is my 7-6 single fin. . .
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    sweet boards , hope mine turns out good.

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    I think this is #21 or so. EPS 5'9" RNF quad. This one rides great...my first attempt at a quad a couple years ago was a straight up dud.


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