[img_assist|nid=1050276|title=Board 2 Photo 2|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=75][img_assist|nid=1050275|title=Board 2|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=75|height=100][img_assist|nid=1050278|title=Board 2 Photo 3|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=75|height=100]
Background: Here she is. Here’s my “2nd board”! I say “2nd” because it’s a reshape/reglass of my 2nd board, which made it through fall/winter but delammed a bit and seemed a bit too floaty, too. (If you look at the photos carefully you can see the discoloration on the deck…that’s due to filling in some some chunks caused by deglassing the first iteration.) Now, after the removal of a bit of foam and some work on the rails she’s 5’10 or thereabouts, 21" or thereabouts, and 2.5" or thereabouts… I say thereabouts because I tend to shape by sight and only use sandpaper to shape at this stage…though I do have a planer, lights, surform, calipers, etc. on my wedding registry at Sears;) The rails are relatively soft (hully-like) and the board is loose. Took her out on her re-maiden voyage this morning in some junk crap surf so it’s hard to tell just how nice she will go…but thus far I really like how the new her feels.
Question: One “issue” with this board is that despite the 3x4oz top she still seems a bit soft. Is it possible to know if this is because of overshaping versus soft foam. Even the first version of her felt soft…hence the subsequent compression dents, delam, etc. I thought that if I reglassed her stronger she’d be relatively impervious to my heel, knee, and hand advances, but I’m not sure she can resist. I think, unfortunately, she will again be crushed. Advice?
As always, thanks for the knowledge Sways folks.