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Re: Board longevity/durability [Re: manbearpig] #2893068
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I'll nominate Lib Tech; pjhp probably out pretty soon.


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Re: Board longevity/durability [Re: manbearpig] #2893069
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I have a CI flexbar

Yesterday I had a closeout detonate right in the center of the board

It was so perfectly right in the center I was like oh sh-t thinking it probably had snapped

But it was fine

I might have just been lucky but I think when CI first came out with flexbar they guaranteed it for a year

I think theyve moved on from this construction except for customs because its too labor intensive

I like it and will probably order another one if they still offer it down the road

Re: Board longevity/durability [Re: BillyOcean] #2893145
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Flexbar has a lot of carbon strips and no stringer yes?

Cole is very critical of both types of builds. Ive always known the carbon to be complete BS, it creates a breaking point which Ive experienced on a few boards. Stringerless wouldnt be my first choice for durability.

Re: Board longevity/durability [Re: manbearpig] #2893150
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Originally Posted By: manbearpig
Flexbar has a lot of carbon strips and no stringer yes?

Cole is very critical of both types of builds. Ive always known the carbon to be complete BS, it creates a breaking point which Ive experienced on a few boards. Stringerless wouldnt be my first choice for durability.


It has some kind of stringer thing. Description of build is below

https://www.cisurfboards.com/flex-bar/

Re: Board longevity/durability [Re: BillyOcean] #2893162
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Oh I see now. Some of images look stringerless.

Re: Board longevity/durability [Re: manbearpig] #2893189
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Can second Freeride's Pyzel pu/pe observations.

Have a 3-4yo Pyzalien, which I use at super rocky spots where dings are very likely. Almost put my knee through it when it was near new, but it's still going strong.

Likewise, my 2yo Nugget and Ghost are in excellent condition. Probably have 200 days on the Nugget.

Ghost is 4/6+4, the others 4/4+4. Extraordinary glass jobs, and probably good blanks that weren't overshaped.

Re: Board longevity/durability [Re: Maz] #2893207
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Funny to see pyzel pop up. In relevance to the podcast Cole spoke a bit about a pyzel board Florence rode in nearly every CT contest until it buckled at pipe.

Re: Board longevity/durability [Re: Aruka] #2893272
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Originally Posted By: Aruka
All of my Stamps PU/PE hold up well compared to PU/PE from the big manufacturers. Noticeable difference.


In my experience, Ive seen the same.

Glass will spider but not break. Opposite of eggshells. Good control with the catalyst and no burn throughs while sanding, I guess.

Hardly any pressure dents, either. I havent gone EPS with him because the in-house PU/PE is so good.

Re: Board longevity/durability [Re: CCKeith] #2893395
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Originally Posted By: CCKeith
Dumb thread. You already know the answer. most durable boards are made of metal or redwood. next durable is inch wide or multiple stringers with 10 oz or whatever super strong cloth. you want to ride that stuff go ahead. otherwise it's surftech for you. the rest of us will ride pu blanks with poly or epoxy resin and appreciate the performance benefits. oh and the Firewire builds are complete shit, despit what Dafrost (Firewire fluffer) says here.


lol

Re: Board longevity/durability [Re: manbearpig] #2893402
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My olds Surftech tuflite have hold the best without a doubt.

Re: Board longevity/durability [Re: manbearpig] #2893501
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Originally Posted By: manbearpig
Funny to see pyzel pop up. In relevance to the podcast Cole spoke a bit about a pyzel board Florence rode in nearly every CT contest until it buckled at pipe.


I still have every Pzyel board I've had shaped for me think it's back to 2012, except the one I sold. all are still in very good shape and perfectly rideable. PU + S-cloth

Re: Board longevity/durability [Re: manbearpig] #2893515
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The blank companies offer different densities of foam. By simply requesting a more dense foam and using some S-glass you can have a pretty bulletproof PU/PE shortboard.


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Re: Board longevity/durability [Re: manbearpig] #2893528
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I worked fixing boats as a teenager and the knowledgeable fiberglass guys were always saying boards were made of the wrong materials, that was 25 years ago.

Re: Board longevity/durability [Re: mundus] #2893548
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Originally Posted By: mundus
I worked fixing boats as a teenager and the knowledgeable fiberglass guys were always saying boards were made of the wrong materials, that was 25 years ago.


yeah, but how does the "correct" materials flex shrug EPS just has too much damping for me so all the energy comes back under my feet in good+ waves. maybe if i gave it more of a chance on crappy waves.

Re: Board longevity/durability [Re: manbearpig] #2893570
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Never ridden an epoxy, so don't know. Do the manufacturers really want increased durability, doesn't that mean less units sold?

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