Started working on this guy a couple of weeks ago when I scored a "second quality" longboard blank from Foam EZ. I basically wanted to make this one because Im not overly psyched on the longboard I made a few months ago: http://afedbearisadeadbear.blogspot.com/2012/08/new-longboard-done.html
The previous board just feels very stiff in that it's slow to turn and like to keep a straight line. I think this is mostly because I left the rails too thick, so they basically resist sinking down into turns a little more, and for a guy like me, lightweight, I would like some easier turns. the nose and tail on that board were too thick also, looking back at it....The board basically feels like riding a skateboard with tight trucks, and not that I hate this board, but I hate tight trucks.
Regardless, this new one has a similar outline, but much thinner rails, somewhat bladed, throughout the whole thing. I made the concave under the nose a bit longer, just for aesthetics really though, made the nose and tail much thinner, and almost have a step deck effect. Without the fiberglass on it, the nose felt really flexy. Almost too flexy, and I got scared this would potentially fracture. maybe I'm wrong, but I ffigured I want this to last, so I ended up glassing it with two layers of 6 oz cloth on the bottom, whereas on the last longboard, I only used one layer of 6 oz. We will see how that feels! I also glassed in a tail patch for strength for the finbox. anyways, here's some pictures.
Looks like I bumped my head and bled everywhere