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New snowboard construction, some help?

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:36 am
by liljim
Hello to all,
I am an new member from Greece and had the idea to construct a snowboard.
I search through the internet via videos and readings about the construction and have some questions if you can help me.

First of all, i want to make a 152cm fishtail snowboard with camber under feet,rocker on the nose and a bit at tail.
I will make a diy press with the profile of the board etc.
My core will be poplar+beech wood,triaxial fiberglass,some X-shaped biaxial carbon strips,vds tape,sidewalls fillers etc.

Will be about 6 to 7 flex (1-10 scale) ?i want it a bit stiff. What should i watch out to make the board a bit stiff?
During construction, i have to make 2pcs mdf templates of the board? one template for the base layer and one for the core?Because i saw that the wood core should be 5mm approx. smaller to fit the sidewalls & fillers.
Can i use biaxial fiberglass instead of triaxial?what will be the pros/cons? Because i have a big roll of biaxial fiberglass(dont know the gr/m2 but seems thick, not thin)

Thank you very much!!! :D

Re: New snowboard construction, some help?

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:30 am
by mammuth
You can increase the core thickness or use more heavy fibres to make the core stiffer...

And you should take your time and read to all of the posts here. I did just lurk and read trough this forum for about half a year before i started to build my first board, this was a tremendous help. I think almost any question was asked and answered here many times ;)

Re: New snowboard construction, some help?

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:31 am
by liljim
thank you! This is what i will do. if i need any help i will come back again.

Re: New snowboard construction, some help?

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:41 pm
by chrismp
Make sure you also check out ... /Main_Page

Loads of info on there too in a more manageable form than the forum. But as mammuth already said, search the forum for any questions you may have as they have probably been answered before.