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can this foam be shaped with the rasps and such from the shaping tools and planer bought from greenlight?
Absolutely, we designed the shaping tools with a focus on efficiently shaping all types of EPS foam. Turns out they work really well with PU foam surfboard blanks too...
The surfboard shaping planer does a nice clean job on our Engineered EPS foam blanks. The blades last 50+ boards before we recommend sharpening them.
Do these blanks come glued together, or will I have to glue each side to the stringer when it gets to my house?
Longboard blanks come glued up already and are shipped on a freight truck. Blanks 6'6" and under can be shipped split in half with UPS Ground for much less shipping costs.
We can fit up to 5 blanks in a box for a freight shipment for no additional shipping cost. Contact us for a shipping quote.
hey. looking to shape a noserider - 9’9” with the most environmentally responsible materials. can you make some recommendations? i previously shaped an eps / epoxy board from a kit i bought from you, but i feel like the board has a hollow feel compared to the pu / epoxy boards i have. perhaps too light on the glass schedule? let me know your thoughts.
You want to go with a 9'9G longboard blank and glass with 2 layers 6 oz fiberglass on the deck and either 1 or 2 layers 6 oz on the bottom depending on the total weight you're looking for. If you're going for a "log" feel then go with 2 layer 6 oz on the bottom. We also have 7.5 oz Volan fiberglass if you want that old school coke bottle tint look in addition to the extra weight.
Entrpoy Super Sap is bio based epoxy if you're looking for the most environmentally responsible board construction.
Hey I have been using aku Shaper, but can't get get it to just an outline. Would it be possible, if i placed an order, to have you guys just cut the outline? Stay Safe!
Yes we can just cut the outline of your blank to your AKU Shaper file. Put "outline cut only" in the order notes and upload your file.
are the longboard blanks shipped with shaped rails and outline (nose-tail) or as rectangular block with pre-shaped rocker/stringer. Im guessing the latter but just wanted to confirm. Up to 5 blanks for same shipping cost? thanks!
You have 3 options when ordering Engineered EPS Blanks from Greenlight. All blanks are manufactured per order allowing for optimal customization to reduce your shaping effort and dust created in your workspace.
1. You can order a stock rectangular cut EPS surfboard blank at any thickness you choose from 2 1/4" to 3 3/4" thick with a variety of stringer choices
2. Order stock blank at any thickness with a custom outline cut from your AKUshaper software file - you shape the foil, rocker adjustments, rails, and bottom contours
3. Order a completely customized blank from your AKUShaper software file - you shape the rails and bottom contours
We can ship up to 8 blanks for the same base freight cost. Contact us for freight quotes.