I will have to dig out a picture I have of a snowboard my daughter had a number of years ago. She may still have it. I believe it used the same construction as the capwall.
Yup, other companies have been doing it for a few years now. My 2008 Armada JJ's have this same design. At the tips and tails they are just cap, and then there is a section with sidewall underfoot.
BTW: I like the concept since it is the tips and tails that take the beating on my boards.
Here is a picture of the ~ 5 year old K2 snowboard with the hybrid construction. She still has it and it is in great shape.
I wanted to add that a sanding sponge, like 3M makes, works great too. I use the short side of it so I don't sand more than the edge.
I don't know a lot about board construction, but some boards seem to be very susceptible to edge damage and others not.
The Summit Customs and Trees I have just seem to crumble at the edges with the slightest touch. They can't even ride in the car without getting nicked. I have to carry clear nail varnish to touch them up at night when we ski two days in a row. The Summits are a little better since I camphered them, but they are still very brittle.
On the other hand, the Summit Jades and Spruce 120s never seem to get damaged. The edge seems to finished differently? Perhaps recessed a little from the edge and smoothed over. Much, much better than the other boards. Gets to be a pain having to repair your boards every time you use them.
My Summit Customs got so bad I sanded the entire top sheet and edges and refinished the whole board.
How well does this work to prevent "slices" in the sides? After 2 full days of riding my Revolts I have 5 or so good slices where the edges must've hit the top side of the other board.
I used clear nail polish the first time around, can anyone recommend a quality epoxy?
A good 24 hour marine grade epoxy from Ace is suitable for most skiboard fixes.
Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
|« Previous Thread | Next Thread »|