XTR Surfboards

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by Kyle, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Kyle

    Kyle Well-Known Member

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    Sep 9, 2011
    How much for the Great White sponge???
     
  2. oipaul

    oipaul Well-Known Member

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    May 23, 2006
    Eat a bag of D's barry! Shouldn't you be busy perusing scat porn?
     

  3. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Well-Known Member

    Sep 7, 2009
    Oooo, another intelligent life form!!
    You get tweaked way too easy. That means you are boring.
    NEXT!
     
  4. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    fixed it for ya
     
  5. Kyle

    Kyle Well-Known Member

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    Sep 9, 2011
    You're the breast!
     
  6. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

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    Apr 26, 2015
    thing is eps and xps style boards are more sensitive to heat so if you dont take care of them they wont age well.Resin can get soft and start to move in hot sun especially if it has darker colors,big letters and large logos.
    eps foam was used in the 40s by dave sweet and bob simmons for surfboards
     
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  7. Kyle

    Kyle Well-Known Member

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    Sep 9, 2011
    How sensitive are you talking? Don't leave it in my car or on the beach? Or a 3 hours sesh in 80 degree water and a blistering sun would damage it? I'm curious, never had any issue with my EPS boards and heat before.
     
  8. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Yes to the former, no to the latter. I've melted out the bottom of board just laying on the hot sand. But I mean HOT sand... like, too hot to walk on in bare feet. I've also opened up my rooftop cargo box to find my board turned into a balloon... the skin completely blown off the blank. And yes, dark colors are at higher risk.

    Everyone should know the rules... don't leave your EPS board in a hot car, and lighter foams (less than 2#) and billet foam (as opposed to pressure molded) are more susceptible.
     
  9. Kyle

    Kyle Well-Known Member

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    Sep 9, 2011
    K that was my thinking. Don't need to do anything special compared to how I take care of my EPS boards. Don't leave them in hot places, a motto to live by for any surfbort.

    I don't live far from the beach (~3 miles) so my borts don't sit out much and they live in the A/C, don't think I will have a problem.

    Thanks for the info though!
     
  10. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Well-Known Member

    Sep 7, 2009
    I have a mo' betta rule.....don't buy EPS board!!
    Buy polyurethane, minimizes any heat concerns, cold concerns, and they are mo' betta boards anyhow.
    BBRRRRRPPPPP!!!!!!!
     
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  11. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Thats the sand every day here in the Summer / Fall. Sometimes I burn the bottoms of my feet just going to and from the water.
     
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  12. Kyle

    Kyle Well-Known Member

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    Sep 9, 2011
    I have plenty of PU boards Barry and remember I gotta try new things....I'm a progressive, right?!
     
  13. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    He’s just talking shit, he wants a Coil but hasn’t pulled the trigger.

    O Barry
     
  14. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Well-Known Member

    Sep 7, 2009
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  15. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    not a fan of epoxy 'corkiness' so i stick with poly but and local shaper with good skill can replicate a big boy shape.
     
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  16. Kyle

    Kyle Well-Known Member

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    Sep 9, 2011
  17. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Just go thinner (reduce volume), and take some excess flex out with a thicker lamination (substitute one or more 4oz layers with 6oz). Feels almost identical to PU
     
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