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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-21-2008, 8:29 PM Reply   
One of the issues I've had when building boards or using wood stringers is that wood differs from piece to piece. Carbon or some other textile can be reproduced over and over again.

This is an import, but they built it using 'glas for the perimeter stringers, instead of wood.

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Old    Brian (TXSurf) (bac)      Join Date: Feb 2008       08-22-2008, 5:37 AM Reply   
Interesting. I wonder how much different the ride really is
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-22-2008, 5:46 AM Reply   
I don't know. I can't imagine that it's like night and day, but from a construction standpoint it does allow duplicating it. So let's assume that you build one using 28 layers of glass, but it's too stiff, you can build the next one using 23 (or whatever) layers of glass and each subsequent build would be the same. With wood, you can thin it out, moving from 1/8 to 3/32, but there is no guarantee that the next batch of wood has the same reflex characteristics. Plus, in my experience, when you get that thin 1/32 of an inch is a little tough for the mills to do accurately.

Interesting, I guess, is the watch word.

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