Sunday, October 5, 2008

bio-foam and hemp single fin

ready to draw the clean line! this one's carved from a biofoam blank. the deck has a full hemp inlay and the bottom also got an inlay tinted green. the biofoam has a kinda champagne color and contrasts nicely with the hemp. 6'10 15 1/8 x 21 3/8 x 14 3/4 x 2 3/4




5 comments:

Ryan said...

that board looks sick!

Fish Tales said...

do you like how the biofoam turns out after glassing, it's strange foam, it feals soft but kinda bounces back? what thicknness cloth did you use and how many layers?

bill p said...

i have not surfed one yet. that board has cured a long time, and i can feel the "give" in it when squeezing. i'm not sure of the hemp weight, i'd guess equivalent to 5oz. the bottom is glassed w/ the hemp patch and 4oz, the deck the same but the hemp is full deck. i did not attempt to wrap the rails w/ the hemp after reading about it, but i was surprised at how well the resin worked in. i did a test panel w/ the hemp vs a 6 oz glass and it seemed much stiffer and impact resistant. i look forward to feedback on it.

pushingtide said...

Beautiful board!

Fish Tales said...

i really like the way my biofoam fish surfs, it feels great and for the volume of the board,it's really light,i had mine glassed poly 5,4 on the deck and 6 on the botttom, i think next time maybe a little more glass will compensate for the give, which on my board is more in the tail where it's thinner, or epoxy would be a good call considering it's stiffness! the board has noticable flex when surfed