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for any one who has made/modified a board. post some pics of your press or completed boards, its all good. also, maybe share some tips on building and where to get supplies also, occasionally, we can have a build off from time to time...

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this is matthys intense build, if you can beat this, you get your photos here!!!

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bolt holes 8 Replies

hey guys, was just wondering, how do u guys drill/mark out ur bolt holes for ur trucks??if uve made a jig post a pic if u want, ive read through the thread and came across this, it seems pretty good,…Click here for the full story

Started by dean cunningham. Last reply by Adam Nov 14, 2013.

For Sale: Double Kick Press Forms 4 Replies

These are industrial strength super heavy duty forms made from railway sleepers.You will need a press to create your decks with these forms.They are total surface contact forms, not just edge bending…Click here for the full story

Started by Fitz. Last reply by Fitz Aug 23, 2013.

Love all your work guys!

Hey crew.Just a quick note to say big props! We are a small team here at Prince Albert, and have gone through a lot of R&D to teach ourselves how to make boards to a marketable quality. All the…Click here for the full story

Started by Bryan Sainsbury-Hore Jul 10, 2013.

Concave 6 Replies

Whats some cheap easy ways I can put a concave on some ply .Click here for the full story

Started by charliefisher. Last reply by Deeks63 Jun 6, 2013.

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Comment by Deeks63 on July 2, 2014 at 22:04

Good luck - look forward to seeing it finished.

Comment by Adam Babic on July 2, 2014 at 21:46

I hope it is Deeks
There are several lumps and bumps that definitely wont come out 
But i think if i keep going with sanding and epoxy I may be able to make a smooth surface on the deck. I guess the only downside there is the added weight but its so light I'm not too fussed.
I will be riding it it feels super strong as it is. 


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Comment by Deeks63 on July 2, 2014 at 21:09

Really good first effort Adam - you're playing in the "deep end" of the pool with this technique, so it can be pretty unforgiving...  do you think it is salvageable?

Comment by Adam Babic on July 2, 2014 at 20:15

So I pulled my first foamie out of the bag this arves. I thought I would share the mistakes I made in case someone else is having a go. I watched a tutorial where a guy used a foam mold wrapped in tape and I did the same thing but the carbon showed every little groove at the joins of each bit of tape. 
The breather net I used also left a pattern on the bottom of the board but it isn't too bad. 
I should be cutting it out and doing a lot of sanding/attempting to save the board on Sunday. 
I am definitely going to be using a smoother mold for my next one. 
But yeah I was sort of expecting to make mistakes on the first one.

Comment by Adam Babic on June 24, 2014 at 19:57

Made my first shape for foamie number 1 today. Sorry for it looking kind of similar to yours Ben I'm not the most creative person. It is 37" long  9.4" wide at front foot 9.25" wide at back foot. It shall have a 27" wheelbase and a flat bottom tub concave about 5/8" of an inch deep.

Comment by Ben Rainford on June 21, 2014 at 0:01

steve is selling a pack which includes the foam mould, wood etc. so Whatever he gives me i think.. I mitre just try out the shape first thought on a piece of ply just to see how i like the shape..

Comment by Adam Babic on June 20, 2014 at 23:58

Nice man 25 and 27 are my favourite wheelbases
what material are you using?

Comment by Ben Rainford on June 20, 2014 at 16:50

Hey, thanks for the feedback...

I'm thinking around 25 - 27.5 for the wheelbase not sure yet though. I was thinking of putting some wheel wells in there too and probably a tub concave or maybe a bit of w if i can


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Comment by Deeks63 on June 19, 2014 at 22:23

It's a start Ben. As Adam says, what sort of features will the deck have?

Comment by Adam Babic on June 19, 2014 at 22:18

Looks sweet!

What size are you planning on for the wheelbase?
And what kind of concave?

 
 
 

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