Monday, March 10, 2008

NINE LIGHTS "OPEN FACE SANDWICH" #2

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The second stringerless "Open Face" composite sandwich constructed board with flextail, made for me by Jeff Beck at Nine Lights, waiting for a tinted glass job. If interested in the details that go into the construction of the "Open Face Sandwich" Flextail board, they can be read on the post of "Open Face Sandwich" #1. "Open Face Sandwich" #2 will be glassed with Resin Research's 2020 epoxy to compare the overall board flex to "Open Face" #1 which was glassed with Resin-X.
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The deck of balsa wood "skin" composited over shaped
, stringerless, EPS foam core with balsa rails.
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The foam bottom, with balsa rails, and balsa tail block. Although hard to see in the picture, the wood of the rails ends where the leading edge of the front fins will be to produce the flextail.
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3 comments:

SP said...

That board looks super sick, and the shape is rad. I am curious where you got the block of balsa from?

Kirk said...

Gents, this is a totally awesome looking board and the construction method is a trip. Stuff like this and the Pleskunas boards make me really excited about what can be done with a surfboard. A ride report would be very nice.

R.T. said...

thanks, sp! i'm not sure where jeff gets the balsa from. i think he sources from an assortment of "true" lumber yards— NO home depot, etc.

right on kirk! stoked to hear your excitement! brainstorming about design with jeff and watching him bring it to life has been the most exciting period of time for me in my surfing. i'll post or comment with a proper ride report as soon as possible.