Friday, January 15, 2010

Chris Wells Poly Step Up Replacement






Switched to a PU/PE construction this time. The last EPS w/ PVS stringer didn't fair too long with the all time swells we've been enjoying this winter. Oh well, I guess better ridden to death than on Craiglist.

12 comments:

  1. Seems like the PU is working for him!

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  2. Alex,
    Yes, Chris mentioned that the poly has much more drive and prefers poly in winter surf. The epoxy construction is fine for small/weak surf when strength isn't an issue and lightness is key.

    It seems as the epoxy is tempermantal to temperatures, in colder climates the epoxy/polystyrene becomes brittle and more prone to breakage. Under warner climes the board has much more flex.

    This difference of flex isn't as noticeable in poly construction. Poly is not as sensitive in variations in temperatures.

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  3. That's interesting. I thought Epoxy was suppose to be stronger no matter what. Other people say that when it comes to strengh, the type of cloth used when laminating is actually more important than the kind of core used. I guess it all depends on what you need. Thanks Wayne.

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  4. Geez, is that somewhere in the South Bay?!!

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  5. cant wait to ride the new pu after this crazy storm were having!

    cw

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  6. Is this wave in PV?
    If so I haven't seen it break like this in decades.

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  7. secret spot bro! :)

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  8. This spot is somewhere between Santa Barbara and Mexico...

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  9. EL PORTO!! HEE HAWW!

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  10. A little birdie told me it was Baja Malibu.

    >W

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