Home brew race board V2 - Cork Racer

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Re: Home brew race board V2 - Cork Racer

Postby C.J. » Thu May 03, 2012 10:46 am

doesn't cork hold water?

I'm thinking wine corks go bad when they dry out which is why you have to store wine bottles on their side....not sure how much delicious liquid they really absorb though.

Nick you should weigh it periodically to see if it gets heavier with use. cool idea, I'll bet its a cushy ride
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Re: Home brew race board V2 - Cork Racer

Postby Sick Nick » Thu May 03, 2012 12:02 pm

No, it won't really hold much water weight. It gets wet on the surface, but is totally dry after a few hours as long as you don't leave it crammed in a bag. I haven't noticed any change in weight after a session on my corked shortboard, and if anything the grip is just getting better the more I use it, like a finely aged wine.

I'll do a pre and post sesh weight to make everyone feel better, but it'll probably be dry by the time I get home. Keep in mind, there's only a thin layer of cork (less than 1/8"), so even if it was super absorby (which it's not), it couldn't physically hold much water.

I'd be more worried about water absorption with a softwood layer under the glass. Then when you get a ding it'll suck water throughout the board and delam in funny places. My cork is on top of a completely sealed board, so any water added will evaporate back into thin air. No worries.
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Re: Home brew race board V2 - Cork Racer

Postby eric » Fri May 04, 2012 9:08 am

also, you can pin notes to it and such so you won't forget stuff. sodope.
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Re: Home brew race board V2 - Cork Racer

Postby Sick Nick » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:50 am

The R and D phase is over and this shred sled is maximized for optimal performance. Fully equipped with custom G10 Stringy-Buttrick elliptical fins and PCP traction control (Progressive Cork Placement).

In other newts: eric will be making his racing debut on the race winning N.E.W.T. - V1 Racer (right)

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Re: Home brew race board V2 - Cork Racer

Postby stringy » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:26 am

Sick Nick wrote:
In other newts: eric will be making his racing debut on the race winning N.E.W.T. - V1 Racer (right)


eric in footstraps.
this I gotta see
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Re: Home brew race board V2 - Cork Racer

Postby eric » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:33 am

stringy wrote:eric in footstraps. this I gotta see

I know, I am as scared as you! :shock:
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Re: Home brew race board V2 - Cork Racer

Postby bustingbladder » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:25 am

Nice work Nick! Especially that psychedelic paint job! How did she test out? Are you still at 18 pounds without straps and fins? Looks floaty fo sho! Like the new tail design!?? :lol:
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Re: Home brew race board V2 - Cork Racer

Postby bustingbladder » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:28 am

Eric that borad your going to debut on looks so-dialed! 8-)
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Re: Home brew race board V2 - Cork Racer

Postby bustingbladder » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:30 am

Nick perhaps you'll be changing the name of your blog??? :o
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Re: Home brew race board V2 - Cork Racer

Postby j.p. » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:39 am

C.J. wrote:doesn't cork hold water?


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