Snowboard wood core design help - Epoxy center line

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djeisenbe
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Snowboard wood core design help - Epoxy center line

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Hi,
I was thinking of making a wood core snowboard with some spalted maple I have milled from a tree that fell on my property. My plan was use two maple boards but with a differentiating material in the middle for the blank I had two thoughts
1) Black Walnut (approx a 1.5-2" wide strip down the middle). Would the black walnut be too stiff?
2) Epoxy Resin River down the middle (again 1.5-2"). Similar to how river tables are built. Not sure how the epoxy would affect the stiffness of the board
Would welcome thoughts on whether either of these would work.
thanks in advance

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chrismp
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Re: Snowboard wood core design help - Epoxy center line

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I can't comment on the black walnut as I have never used it myself. Regarding the epoxy river, I would strongly suggest to not go that route. Epoxy by itself is very brittle and not suited as a core material. It will definitely crack as soon as the board is flexed for the first time.

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Re: Snowboard wood core design help - Epoxy center line

Post by mammuth »

what chrismp said ...but it will be a nice table :D
Tom

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