Jeremy Byrom here
Pretty busy with my recent job change (wake instructor --> bellman at lake powell) and its common split shifts. working 6-10 and then again from 2-6 and taking care of the baby when the wify works... just not on here as much anymore to catch threads early ;(
Not "THE" expert on slingshot, but my adoration and desire to know (more) about slingshot i'd say is on the level of "guru" ;) ... also, just flex in general. Flex forever!!
looks like questions are prety much covered, but i'll add my input too. THE BEST INFO i can ADD to what has been said is a video explanation of the slingshot core vs. traditional boards'. cross section of slingshot board--> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7lwEUQ6j0I
jump to 5:05 and watch till 6:00. (the whole vid is great and informative though) The black stuff around the edge of the board is an ABS side wall and is supposed to take quite a beating and preserve the rest of the board. as you will see in the video, it only extends into the board about 1 cm. so the cracks should go no further as well. besides for adding strength and protection to the board, the black side wall was added to allow a rider to fine tune the board, by sanding the edges down (this is explained in other slingshot vids).
f.y.i. i have never hit sliders with my board and almost have never hit sliders in general (definitely no expert here) Lake Powell, Page AZ, has a very small LOCAL wake scene
(Message edited by wakerider111 on September 20, 2008)