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tahoesurfer 07-01-2013 6:39 AM

Redwood longboard and a Go Pro
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So here is my board I made myself out of Redwood. Its a 6' longboard and its super fun to ride. Hope you guys enjoy.https://vimeo.com/69451293

countryguy1717 07-01-2013 5:17 PM

That sir is b.a.! How'd you make it and of what if you don't mind sharing your secrets. I love building stuff. And what are you holding.onto? Some kind of go pro stick?

countryguy1717 07-01-2013 5:18 PM

Just read the redwood part :D

tahoesurfer 07-01-2013 5:20 PM

It started out as 2x6 Redwood and glued together with a started rocker shape and then planed down and finally finished shaping with sandpaper. Lots of fun but lots of work. We just stuck a mount on a pole a friend of mine had and made it work.

countryguy1717 07-01-2013 6:23 PM


Originally Posted by tahoesurfer (Post 1831149)
It started out as 2x6 Redwood and glued together with a started rocker shape and then planed down and finally finished shaping with sandpaper. Lots of fun but lots of work. We just stuck a mount on a pole a friend of mine had and made it work.

That's awesome did you use dowels to hold the pieces together with regular wood glue?

tahoesurfer 07-01-2013 7:33 PM

I used Titebond 3 wood glue no dowels.

countryguy1717 07-01-2013 7:58 PM

That's awesome ill have to try it. Idk why this post is.not getting.more.love for the DIY

tahoesurfer 07-01-2013 9:29 PM

thanks for the interest. Yeah I thought more people would chime in. Maybe I should try and post the video in a different way and not just a link.

Chaos 07-01-2013 10:32 PM

did you seal it? I usually advise sealing with acrylic, poly or oil for redwood or cedar boards, depending on your personal taste. You can also melt, surfwax or ski/board wax into the wood fibers with an iron much like waxing skis or a snowboard, then scrap and rub out. It does a good job of keeping the board from sucking in too much water over time. The constant wetting and drying can do a number on wood boards. Otherwise the vid is cool; wake looks fun and the board just has a nice classic look.

Chaos 07-01-2013 10:35 PM

Oh, also consider chambering the 2X4s, if you make another. It will lighten it up considerably.

tahoesurfer 07-02-2013 6:37 AM

Thanks for the props Nick. Yeah I thought about chambering it but didn't do it because I wasn't sure how thick I wanted the board. I just oiled it for now and yeah we will see how long she last. Not sure what sealing route I will go on the next one but it will be fun to do another one.

Chaos 07-02-2013 7:35 AM

It is a good looking board. It is inspiring me to get back on some balsa and other wood boards I have around here. I have spent many hours going through stacks of cedar pulling out the driest and lightest boards I could find. Of course the wet ones are a little easier to put a natural bend in. Helps reduce the waste material.

larry1167 07-02-2013 7:47 AM

You should try and cross step that thing.

timmyb 07-02-2013 7:48 AM

How did you "start" the rocker shape? Run the pieces through a bandsaw or something so that they were all the same? I LOVE this board! Very cool!

tahoesurfer 07-02-2013 9:33 AM

Yeah its super fun making your own board. My next one will probably have some nicer looking wood in it. Maybe a couple of cool looking stringers out of different hardwood. Cross stepping is fun but more difficult at wakesurf speeds. What I did was cut the 2x6's with a jigsaw first to get the start of the rocker then glued them together but it is a lot of waste of the wood.

piper907 07-03-2013 4:44 PM

Dave dood... that board is sweet!

tahoesurfer 07-03-2013 8:12 PM

Hey Corson thanks for checking it out. Hows it going up north? Hope you are having a good summer. Are you bona try and make this years polor bear?

newwhit 07-03-2013 10:48 PM

So cool. I am envious of your skills!

If you build again, show more pics of build!

Ps, that go pro view from behind you with the pole in your vest is awesome!

tahoesurfer 07-05-2013 5:07 PM

Thanks for the interest. Yeah when I do another one I will take more build pics, I think I have a few from this one I will see if I can dig up and post. Yeah the Go Pro's are alot of fun to play with.

Squid 07-07-2013 11:36 AM

You rock buddy...I still have my "free ride" ticket from the open. Martinez raved about it the entire VIP session at the Shred Fest....see you at the Polar Bear..

tahoesurfer 07-07-2013 8:29 PM

Allan yes you do! Yeah I think you will love it. Maybe we should have the longboard class from the WCO at the Polar Bear? Good times to be had.

ragboy 07-08-2013 12:49 AM

That's a great video dave and great angles. That board is so cool looking, and everyone I know that rode it loved it.

tahoesurfer 07-08-2013 5:32 PM

Thanks Robert, those Go Pro's are alot of fun I've got a few other ideas for them as well. We need to get together again soon and get RJ on it. I think he will have a blast with it.

ragboy 07-08-2013 7:08 PM

One thing to try, is when shooting on a pole, hang the gopro down, and set the settings to tell it you are shooting upside down. Its much easier to hold, keep stable, etc. Gravity does all the work, doesn't fight you.

tahoesurfer 07-08-2013 7:12 PM

Yeah I thought about that when we were out but didn't know how to set it up that way. So next time I'm going to give it a try.

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