just checked out a batch of boards by andreini and mobley, all made with biofoam…frickin’ beautiful! mobley had a chunk of walker and biofoam. felt very similar in weight and density…both of them really liked shaping the stuff as well…all the colors on the boards looked great -even the clear ones look cool…
Saw one of the perran surf boards at the weekend, Bio foam and used a resin 95% linseed oil based, told by shop guy its from homeblown and developed in conjunction with the eaden project in Cornwall.
Looked very nice, had a sort of greenish tint, kind of like volan but a bit more earthy.
I had a whisper that I may be getting some foam to try out, which I’m looking forward to if it happens
Here’s a time-lapse video of a Biofoam blank being shaped:
I’ve got a 6’0" Biofoam board with a 6/6/6 epoxy glass job that seems really solid. It’s a bit heavy, but performs well. I’ve been pretty impressed with the durability so far after only a few sessions on it. No heel dents or pressure dents at all and usually I get them first session on every board.
It’s definately worth checking out. Ned at HomeBlown is a great guy to deal with.
Couple Biofoam blank boards shaped by Tom Neilson, both with RR epoxy glassjobs:
6’6" x 12.5 x 20.5 x15 x 2 3/8
6’0" x 19 3/4" x 2 1/4";
speaking of ned at home blown- i met him recently in a most unsuspecting place-graham and i had a group coming up for a day ride into the sespe. as we were getting the horses saddled up at trailhead i noticed one person in the group had a biofoam cap on…hmmm, i though, interesting…long story short it was ned and his family and some friends…he is a heck of a nice guy and seemed really committed to what he is doing and experimenting with all sorts of alternative materials…(they all had a blast on the ride as well!)