DIY Snowboard 2.0

Photos from when I made my brother a snowboard.  For my second go-around, I experimented with sidewall and a custom topsheet graphic.  I used a pre-fab wood core from snowboardmaterials.com.  The ABS sidewall came out pretty nice, but it was kind of a pain to do.  After doing this board I decided to start looking into other sidewall techniques.

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Base Graphic
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Topsheet Graphic
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Materials Shipment!
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Materials ready for layup
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Blank pre-fab wood core
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Shaping with trim router
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Shaped wood core
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ABS sidewall and tip fill getting epoxied on
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Base template
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Shaped Base
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Tacking on edges
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Tacking on edges
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I tried a rocker profile for this board
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Mold with polycarbonate plexiglass. It could’ve used 1 more rib as the plastic was pretty flexible.
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Vacuum bagged and pressed
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Fresh out of the mold and trimmed
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Fresh out of the mold and trimmed
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Beveling the sidewall by hand with an angle grinder
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Finishing the tip and tail
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Tapping the inserts
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Graphic looking slick!
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Logo closeup
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The big reveal!
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Approved
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Freshly waxed base
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Board is set up!
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R&D
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R&D
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R&D

 

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