So I’ve had this project bugging me for the last few years, and decided to bust it out before another new year came. Most of the components for this board are “recycled” from scrap material that I just can’t seem to throw out. I have several pieces of Dow that I profiled and cut pieces off of for dual density blanks (before I found an easier, cheaper way). Then I have all these offcuts of corecork that I cut into composite stringers (lammed 4oz rail clippings during glue up). Also when I cut sup blanks I get these chunks not big enough for sups so I cut these 33" wide shorty blanks. From the 1# 33" wide 62c I cut 4" pieces off to glue outsides, this cut out some dow weight and left enough of that blank to build the over under oneshot corecork twinnie… Finally used up some 1/8" dcell h80 to foil the twinnies for the twinzer, bagged them up with carbon scrap, bamboo scrap, 2oz texalium scrap, they ended up at only 3.3oz!!! Much lighter than all glass set that I weighed at almost 12oz. plus I was stoked on the tip flex I ended up with. So I also posted this on the other show off site, if you check both sorry for the redundancy, was having issues getting pics on here after so long.
I put 4oz with 8oz tape over the stringer on the the deck first and then bagged on the cork with 4oz on the cork. Going to leave it nude. Feels good and came in at 13lbs, not bad for a 9fter.I will give it a go this weekend if the swell drops to under 10’.
See you soon.
Looks good Ian! According to Fedex, cork should be here Sat. WooHoo!
Did you lam the deck and the cork will be bare? or was it a cutlap and you’re going to glass over the cork?
Easy peasy, ChrisP and I are getting a 2mm x 4’ wide roll of the NL20 If anybody in NorCal wants to give it a try.
Forgot to mention that the twinnie is exposed cork… 4 under, 4 over bottom and 4/4/4patch under deck. I’m really stoked on the exposed cork. I started doing it a while ago on the paddle boards, mainly because I hate the pads, any molded or surfaced pad gets so old to stand on for any amount of time. I’m mostly cruising or fishing on mine. Cork is sick, feels like a football under your feet. When it’s wet it’s so super grippy. So I decided to try on the shorties and it worked out killer; no wax, no wheelie pad. For the shorties I’m liking a double concave deck faded out in front of center:
8’ paddler with over under single shot exposed cork deck. Those are some paddles I made, one for wifey and one for my 3 year old:)
Thanks for sharing Drew…
Always ahead of the curve
Here’s some more cool pics from around the shop… This stuff is awesome, spread tow uni from sci-art. Really great stuff for tail patches, super super flat. I also use it for footprints on glass ons and stiffening noses on super light lams.
Had victim board art do a larger than life printout of our son for my wifey’s Christmas present. They both loved it.
I like this pic…
Dumb ass luck the cork stringer worked out so well in my wing…
Gotta work out better spot in the factory to take profile pics but here’s a few bad attempts…
That much cork looks like sausage…
I like sausage…
Yeah, I was going to opaque it, but didn’t. I like it. I’ll pig the next one. Haha sausage!!!
Thanks fo showing that stuff off!
I am going to try the exposed–nude cork on a longboard deck soon.
love the cork top, that’s really cool!
How does it go with your knees? I used a hire/rent board recently that had that stick on rubber deck grip stuff and it tore my knees to shreds after an hour in the surf in boardies.
I would also think the cork would be good in the sun and help prevent delams etc (ie. insulation), any experience with this yet?
Interested in the cork. Is it an underlay roll? What thickness did you use? Looks like it vacs to rail contour without any problem.
Hey Nostromo, check these threads:
drew - awesome stuff as usual! i like the bare cork idea - very cool - do you glass the deck then put on the cork, or just vac the top glass and cork all in one step? might be cool to do a normal construction with an 1/8" offset in the back 2/3 of the deck of the board to set the cork in for traction…
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Whatup Richard! You wouldn’t need to worry about the 1/8 recess, the stuff foils in so nicely. I did it with my first sample piece over innegra but just used spray glue so it came up. And I could do it in one shot, but I always kinda err on the safe side so I put down first layer to make sure I’m watertight.
the graham cracker sandwich shots are my pick for construction photos of the year, and it’s not even a week in. VERY motivational stuff, and if it wasn’t so damned cold, i’d bag something this afternoon just to knock down the swelling.
this reminds me why i need to get out of my holiday funk and score some of this corecork! that untrimmed once-bagged view makes me want to take my camp ax to the door-skins and thick veneers i’ve wrestled with. there’s a whole semester at vacbag university worth of knowldege in just two pics. it’s like someone slapped me upside the head and told me not only is there a better way, but it’s EASIER (and possibly cheaper) too.
oh, and the spread-tow uni WILL be going into one of my skate builds! thanks so much for sharing.