Friday, October 26, 2007

6'2" Bioboard Fish (aka Anti Turdfish)

Core: Biofoam
Glassing: Resin Research Epoxy, Bottom Bamboo, Deck Bamboo w/ Bamboo deck patch

We wanted to evaluate the bamboo glassing kit made by Greenlight Surf Supply, an eco-friendly surfboard supply company. The kit came with a DVD that went into great detail regarding how to glass using their bamboo cloth, which is similar to t-shirt material. The process is pretty involved and time consuming, with many additional steps when compared to glassing by traditional fiberglass methods. The boards come out slightly on the heavy side, as the cloth really likes to soak up resin. Interestingly, the cloth is streched taught over the boards, which supposedly create tension in the laminate. The boards seem pretty tough. Kudos to Greenlight for providing a "green" alternative to normal fiberglass.

Monday, October 1, 2007

6'1" Flying Fish a.k.a Nanofish

Core: Austin Foam EPS
Glassing: Carbon-Fuzed Epoxy, Bottom 6 oz., Deck 6+4 oz

This one was glassed in a new resin formulation we're testing.