Holy gigantic Jpegs batman! (takes up the whole screen and has a message, "This image has been resized, click here to see the full size"
). Also yes, I was talking about skateboard longboards not surfboard longboards.
I have looked into it, most use a few layers of thinner plywood oriented in perpendicular layers and have them glued together and put in a press to get the curve into the board. Since this is a one off, I don't want to build a press just for one board.
I have looked at longboards and most seem to use the same type of wheel and truck setup. A loose truck for easier carving and bigger, softer wheels to make sure you can go over small rocks and holes without being put on your face.
I have 2 sets of wheels and trucks. My venture trucks have bigger gummy wheels mounted on them and are looser than my Independents with the huge off road wheels on them. I would most likely be using my ventures for this project.
I think my hardware will work, I was just more or less questioning the wood. I don't want to waste my time on something that would just break or handle like crap.
Also the shape I'm going for is something like this
Fairly symmetrical, thick in the middle, but tapered down, but not too radically on the ends where the trucks go. This is the baseline shape I'm thinking of making, something like a little mix of a pintail and a drop down.