Backyard surfer from old snowboard

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  • #616
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    Ville
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    Hi,I have a useless old snowboard and wondered if it would be a good template for backyard snow surfer?Draw a shape with template, cut it with jigsaw and sand the edges smooth. Cheap yoga mat for grip.What do you think, It is worth trying?Do you have any tips or ideas shapewise what would work?

    #4669

    Hi Ville, you have facebook account, drop predog snowskate a message, I'm sure he'll be glad to help u out.

    #4670
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    Ville
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    Hi Ville, you have facebook account, drop predog snowskate a message, I'm sure he'll be glad to help u out.

    Thanks for the tip! I found searching the internet the Predog prototyping images where they was cutting pow subskis from a snowboard.

    #4671
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    Project continues, i decided to just go for it. I don't have much to lose 🙂Today's job is to do some sanding and attach the joga mat.I hope i can make few runs today.Note: Snowboard is much harder than wood, recommend to use steel cutting blades.

    #4672

    Well done, it's always cool to see these DIY stuff. I tried yoga mat last season, good grip, cheap, but make sure u really get that thing stuck, I use combo double sided tape waterproof and adhesive spray.. Firstly I only used the heavyweight bond style adhesive spray after a few runs I noticed the yoga mat was coming off a little ( of course I let it sit overnight to dry), snow sneaking in, so now i put on the tape around the outer of whole top deck without leaving any gaps, then just spray down in the middle, save some left over tape next time I need to re-grip a deck.

    #4673
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    Thanks! Man needs to have projects to work on..  😀Finished the surfer and did few test runs with it. I managed to even make few turns with. I glued the joga mat with Loctite Hybrid Glue. Seems to hold and it suppose to be waterproof. The board kinda wants to go downhill, but the biggest problem is that it tends to dive rather than float. The template board was cambered and had steep and short nose, so it wasn't ideal for this purpose. As you can see from the image. Maybe i will next try to find rockered or old school board with long nose to cut. It was fun little project and probably would work if i get my hands on the right type of donor board. It would be good to ad some concave to griptape to get better leverage in turning.

    #4674

    Until then you can always lay down some plywood for creating concave.

    #4675
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    Until then you can always lay down some plywood for creating concave.

    Yeah your right.Maybe this would be next step to take while keeping it simple?http://whitelines.com/features/how-to-build-your-own-powder-board.html/3

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