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Re: Gibber's compsand build thread.

Post by diggerdickson » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:09 am

tiger wrote:Thanks Digger. Baby steps mate, learn a little each time, put improvements into practice.

Tiger I can sorta relate to this, but in a much much smaller way compared to you, Its like I learn one thing, then next time I take 2 steps back and another forward, bloody addictive aint it. :D
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Re: Gibber's compsand build thread.

Post by diggerdickson » Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:17 am

tiger, were are ya mate....................
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Re: Gibber's compsand build thread.

Post by tiger » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:05 pm

Hey Digger. Been really busy mate, especially pre xmas. Did some major reno's on my house, had all our furniture etc stored in the big shed while I did it, so have had no time for boards.

Just starting to get on top of things, so created enough room in the shed to start a new one for a bloke who normally rides logs but wants an ultra volumed shorty of sorts.

It's 6'1" X 21 1/4" X 3", quad with quite low rocker. Around 16" at both tail and nose at the 12" mark, so packing plenty of volume. Just put it in the bag this arvy. Bottom skin and rails being stuck on, rocker and bottom contours all being done in the one step.

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Re: Gibber's compsand build thread.

Post by diggerdickson » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:09 pm

glad to see ya back tiger :D
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Re: Gibber's compsand build thread.

Post by tiger » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:37 pm

Finished the board today. Did a blue tint, first time I've tinted with epoxy.

Wished he woulda let me leave it natural. It looked good with the grey D cell skins and aqua D cell rails I used.

He wanted it heavy-ish. I stuck skins down with 6oz both sides, and glassed with 1 layer of 6oz both sides, and put a finish coat on it. But it still came out super light :roll: .

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Re: Gibber's compsand build thread.

Post by tiger » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:43 pm

First time I've used futures fins too. Ignore the rears, they are just for fin setting. They sent me 2 rear lefts, so I'm waiting on them to send a replacement to make the full set of glassies.

First board I've vented too, with all the volume I thought it a good idea.

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Re: Gibber's compsand build thread.

Post by diggerdickson » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:38 pm

hey tiger, I like mate, out of interest did you weigh her, with all that glass it would be interesting to know what her weight was
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Re: Gibber's compsand build thread.

Post by tiger » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:42 pm

Hey Digger its 4kg with the set of Stretch glass quads in.

Not stupidly light I know, but pretty damn light for the amount of board that there is.

It feels bullet proof.
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Re: Gibber's compsand build thread.

Post by diggerdickson » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:51 am

Jeez, thats good mate, thats why this technology is the way to go, and where I would love to go way down the track, boards made much stronger, can afford heavier glass without too much weight, when are we getting to see one of your boards mate, I now live up this way, would love to catch up when I get better tiger.
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Re: Gibber's compsand build thread.

Post by tiger » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:21 pm

No worries Digg's, we catch up for a wave when you're back into it.
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Re: Gibber's compsand build thread.

Post by Cuttlefish » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:31 pm

Now that's my kind of board Tim!
Agreed, can't beat the natural look.
I'd like to see that board in person.
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Re: Gibber's compsand build thread.

Post by tiger » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:35 pm

Hey Pete. Yeah you'd like this board.

Was minding 2 sick girls on Saturday. Luckily they were well enough for me to get kegged this morning :lol: .
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Re: Gibber's compsand build thread.

Post by diggerdickson » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:25 pm

tiger wrote:Hey Pete. Yeah you'd like this board.

Was minding 2 sick girls on Saturday. Luckily they were well enough for me to get kegged this morning :lol: .

yeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwww, lucky bastard tiger. :D :D
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Re: Gibber's compsand build thread.

Post by tiger » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:06 am

Here's a couple more done recently.

This one is a copy of a board I done for this bloke around 8yrs ago (this guy holds onto his boards for a long time). Just a bog standard 6'3" X 18 3/4" X 2 3/8".

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Re: Gibber's compsand build thread.

Post by tiger » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:08 am

This ones a 6'4" X 20' X 2 5/8".

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Re: Gibber's compsand build thread.

Post by ric_vidal » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:01 pm

tiger wrote:Here's a couple more done recently.

This one is a copy of a board I done for this bloke around 8yrs ago (this guy holds onto his boards for a long time). Just a bog standard 6'3" X 18 3/4" X 2 3/8".

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Be interesting to hear how he goes with the new build.

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Re: Gibber's compsand build thread.

Post by tiger » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:52 pm

Well he's 8 yrs older now, so the slightly more bouyancy will help him. His original board was 18 1/2, so I've snuck a 1/4" more width in for him also, but generally it's the same vol as his old board.

What's your take on compsand performance Ric? I think they behave more like PU/PE than straight out epoxy/styro, cos the skins kinda absorb some of the corkiness. How you rating the JD?

Got one on the go for me ATM, which I'm trying to totally wrap with timber veneer. All the way around the rails >><< . Wish me luck.
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Re: Gibber's compsand build thread.

Post by tiger » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:54 pm

Here's anothery 6'2" X 21" X 2 5/8".

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And here's the one I've tried to wrap timber veneer around, with moderate success. Will be a few touch ups to do on it, I'll nail it next time.

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