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Justin Readings
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Wooden press Slalom Board

Post by Justin Readings » Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:03 am

Hello everybody, i dont post here alot but i do look at quite a bit of the info on here.
I made this board in a wooden press and this is the first one i pulled out. i then painted it and started riding and so far it feels great.

the length is 29" at the widest 9"

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I then decided there wasn't enough concave changed my press and pulled out another board.
This is the second board that i made in my press. it has slightly more concave and a thinner tale. the tale is about 8" wide.

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the top ply of this board got glued to the press so it pulled off a thin ply on the top. i filled it with wood filler.

i was wondering what everyone here though about the shape and general design, and if you had any things that i could change to make it better.

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Post by Bas de Man » Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:21 am

not to put it down or annything. But it looks like it would be more at home in a pool than with slalom. Tail's to big for my liking.

Justin Readings
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even the second one?

Post by Justin Readings » Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:39 am

Do you think even the second board has to much tail? i found the first one was to wide but i havent mounted the second one yet.

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Post by Nick Chamberlain » Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:35 am

I think he means it has too much kick after the rear truck, where as boards like the axe only have like 3 inches between the rear bolts and the end of the board

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Post by Dave Gale » Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:20 pm

I'd narrow the tail a tad..and yes,I'd mount the rear truck more on the tail and de wedge it
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Moved back the truck

Post by Justin Readings » Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:39 pm

I moved the truck back today, but did not move the front back enough, the wheel base is now a little bigger than i would like it to be. its also really hard to test out now because of the snow.

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Re: Moved back the truck

Post by Luke Melo » Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:20 pm

Justin Readings wrote:its also really hard to test out now because of the snow.
and cause you fell last slalom session on the first run
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Nice Work!

Post by Claude Regnier » Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:35 pm

Justin they look realy nice. Trial and error will make a perfect board for your liking and style.

Keep it up. I'm looking forward to seeing your stuff this year in Ottawa.

Luke! Watch it! I read that post about coming after me. LOL - I'll get my Grandson to get you.
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Post by Luke Melo » Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:53 am

haha Claude! maybe someday i will catch up to you. i have another 1/2 year to train! bring it on, yo ;)
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Post by Nick Chamberlain » Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:52 am

just wondering if you have any pics of the press, or if not what style did you use and what kind of wood?

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Post by Luke Melo » Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:01 am

sorry for this answer justin.

he used a toothless press and 1/8 veneers of baltic birch.
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Post by Nick Chamberlain » Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:12 am

nice job on it then. Its probably one of the most complex shapes Ive seen come from a toothless press

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Post by Justin Pannulla » Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:44 pm

Looks like my Powell.
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Post by Justin Readings » Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:12 am

sorry for late response dont come here often... it was not a toothless... it is much easyer to makes more sense.

i would post pictures... but i dont have any. ill take some when i get a camera.

i've got wood in a press now and am working on a new shape and better finish than my first and second. luke also now has a board with his shape. if he wants to post pics that would be cool.


and luke not cause i fell first run cause its snowy i can still skate... im not riding in salt.

thanks for the comments.
justin

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Post by Luke Melo » Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:08 pm

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Post by Justin Readings » Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:53 am

i swear, thats not one of my best paintjobs.... actually one of my worste luke said he dint care and he needed the board so i did some quick experimenting....

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