Tagged: Glassing options
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July 7, 2015 at 1:08 am #4517AnonymousInactive
Am considering ordering my next board with stronger glass (4×6×4 or stronger) as opposed to standard off the rack 4x4x4 etc. I’m 41yo, 95kgs, 6’1 tall, above average surfer, so I can be tougher on my boards then some.
Obviously there would be some performance sacrifice with the extra glass.
Would like to hear any feedback from other surfers who have chosen stronger glass on their boards, and what they observed re performance and durability?
Also, how does adding more glass affect overall volume of a surfboard? Could I order a custom board just shy of my normal volume, and order extra glass?
August 3, 2015 at 4:03 pm #4664AnonymousInactive
I have had some custom boards glassed from everything from 4x6x4 to 6x6x6, still similar pressure dents, perhaps a little added “durability” but nothing to swear by. I have used the FWs with the bamboo decks, some were awesome but I had one that shouldn’t have passed a quality inspection test. The tail patches and other patches can add strength also. If you are buying an off the rack board, I would do an extremely thorough feel test before buying, this way you can avoid any soft spots or future trouble areas before you buy. Otherwise, chat with your local shapers any see what they can do for you. Good luck
August 20, 2015 at 6:21 am #4779AnonymousInactive
Comparing your 4x4x4 to 4x6x4 customs, did you notice any difference in performance?
August 21, 2015 at 1:49 am #4780AnonymousInactive
I mistyped that, I tried a 6x4x6 gassing on a performance shortboard. If you are going with a dense foam board they will be more resilient than a light small wave type board. I didn’t see any performance issues in the 6x4x6 glassing, it is a heavier board by a few ounces and has slightly less flex, which is ok for me. That board is about 29liters at 6ft, I am 6foot 190lbs and 32 years old just to give you my perspective. Also I tend to smack my kneeon the deck during some pop ups, so I can definitely tell when a board is soft. Hope that helps, I do have 4x4x4 glassing on small wave light boards, they just dent or ding on the deck slightly easier.
August 23, 2015 at 2:04 pm #4781AnonymousInactive
Yep, I’ve got an all rounder board atm. When I get around to buying a small wave board again (when I’ve got the $$$) I’ll probably go epoxy. Local shaper is really proficient and experienced with making small wave epoxy boards
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