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#2898414 - 01/15/19 04:00 AM Carbon boards
surfbum00 Offline
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Look for some reviews on carbon boards, specially ones wrapped by Justin Ternes. I know his work is solid but how do they ride & what are they like in average day to day conditions. Does anyone ride a carbon board as a daily driver?

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#2898659 - 01/15/19 01:09 PM Re: Carbon boards [Re: surfbum00]
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They are phenomenal. Here is a reasonably good deal on one that is DDish:

https://mollusksurfshop.com/collections/surfboards/products/58-christenson-mescaline-used

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#2898868 - 01/15/19 06:49 PM Re: Carbon boards [Re: surfbum00]
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I have a few boards glassed by Justin. The work is outstanding. Amazing craftsmanship. Super strong, no pressure dents and super light, I would guess under 5 pounds. I've ridden the boards in all kinds of conditions, glassy, offshore, onshore etc and think they do just fine in any condition. I don't ride them as daily drivers because of the shapes but I wouldn't hesitate.

They are noticeably stiffer than your average board. I personally don't have a problem with this. But if you're one of those whiny shredders that complains about how stiff eps / epoxy is and how it throws off your timing, and how you can't turn and can't shred at your highest capabilities bc you're a little b-tch, then you should steer clear.

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#2898869 - 01/15/19 06:51 PM Re: Carbon boards [Re: surfbum00]
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they are really light . . . like a stiff breeze could blow it from sitting on the ground across the parking lot light.
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#2898959 - 01/15/19 10:11 PM Re: Carbon boards [Re: obslop]
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I pmed you back. Ive been very happy with my DK Dialer glassed by Justin. Uber lightweight
but very lively and strong and its holding up very well with only a minor front foot well.
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#2899004 - 01/16/19 02:25 AM Re: Carbon boards [Re: surfbum00]
surfbum00 Offline
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Thanks for the info its much appreciated

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#2899171 - 01/16/19 11:58 AM Re: Carbon boards [Re: surfbum00]
speak Offline
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I have 3 carbon boards glassed by Justin and shaped by Manny Caro.

They are extremely lightweight and very durable to pressure dents. I've cleaned off the deck of one of my boards after a year and did not have a single pressure (though I'm lightweight).

The downsides are that they are quite fragile to impact on reef/rocks, they seem to crack pretty easily. Also, finding someone good to repair them has been a pain. Not the best board to take out on a high tide or windy day.

Interested in Justin/Manny's new Bi Axial boards.

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#2899172 - 01/16/19 12:02 PM Re: Carbon boards [Re: surfbum00]
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I remember when these first came out. Seems to me the construction never caught on.

Doesn't it drive up the cost of the board quite a bit?

I could never get down with a black surfboard, for one. I guess I don't understand why one would still pursue the construction. Maybe I don't care enough about pressure dents and a hyper lightweight board?

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#2899195 - 01/16/19 12:50 PM Re: Carbon boards [Re: sd_101]
jkb Offline
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Originally Posted By: sd_101
I remember when these first came out. Seems to me the construction never caught on.

Doesn't it drive up the cost of the board quite a bit?

I could never get down with a black surfboard, for one. I guess I don't understand why one would still pursue the construction. Maybe I don't care enough about pressure dents and a hyper lightweight board?


You can add color to them, including white.

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A 63 in carbon..41L of fun.

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#2899209 - 01/16/19 01:02 PM Re: Carbon boards [Re: jkb]
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Jt does bi-axial carbon too that's white. Also Ry Harris has lot of glassing option including carbon and basalt. I like Justin's boards. Ry has some interesting builds too
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#2899210 - 01/16/19 01:04 PM Re: Carbon boards [Re: surfbum00]
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carbon is super strong and light

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#2899241 - 01/16/19 01:43 PM Re: Carbon boards [Re: surfbum00]
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I have two carbon boards from Justin (one shaped by Manny @ Mandala) with one more on the way.

I love the construction - like others said, it's feather light and really resistant to pressures. I haven't had the same experience that they crack easily... I have dropped one on asphalt from about waist high and there's no evidence of impact.

I also don't find them overly stiff, like mentioned above. It's usually a stringerless 2lb EPS blank

Carbon does cost a premium, but if they last longer due to the carbon, i'm willing to pay more.

I haven't had any issues with wax melt, but i usually make a point to hold the board with the wax facing away from the sun.

I really want to try the all white Bi-Ax cloth, it looks really cool close-up.

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#2899290 - 01/16/19 02:56 PM Re: Carbon boards [Re: surfbum00]
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Not much more than most brands premium builds.
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#2899517 - 01/16/19 08:08 PM Re: Carbon boards [Re: surfbum00]
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pics of the al white biaxial thing?

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#2899523 - 01/16/19 08:18 PM Re: Carbon boards [Re: 20W-50 and blood]
need 4 speed Offline
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check his IG
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