snowbaord press width

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zachjowi
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snowbaord press width

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is 10" wide okay for pressing a snow board or 2 skis?

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Your average snowboard has a waist width of ~25cm. Nose/tail widths of ~30cm are common. For "wide" boards people will go as wide as the raw material will allow, which gets you a nose/tail width of 32cm (12.6" or so). You want the molds and press to be wider than that, of course: 15"-18".

Good luck!
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Post by zachjowi »

Head Monkey wrote:Your average snowboard has a waist width of ~25cm. Nose/tail widths of ~30cm are common. For "wide" boards people will go as wide as the raw material will allow, which gets you a nose/tail width of 32cm (12.6" or so). You want the molds and press to be wider than that, of course: 15"-18".

Good luck!
I was going to make my ski press able to upgrade from an 8" to a 10" in the future but I guess there is no purpose to that.

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