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If I get a stringerless surfboard blank would I have to use carbon on the rails or will it be strong enough without?
We suggest laminating a strip of carbon fiber along the centerline of the bottom of the board or you can wrap the rails with carbon fiber for more torsional strength. Carbon provides more stiffness and strength. You can also include VectorNET carbon fiber reinforcement on the deck or bottom (or both) for additional strength.
How can I figure out the volume of the board or what dimensions I should get if I want the volume to be 33
Surfboard Volume is a function of length, width, thickness, and contours and can only be calculated by designing the board in a computer program like AKUSHAPER.
If you are hand shaping your surfboard then you can use volumes posted on major surfboard brand's websites and shape your board to those dimensions to get close.
We recommend ordering your surfboard blank 1/4" thicker than your final shape's thickness to reduce the amount of shaping work and dust.
Please note surfboard volume can be used as a general guideline but it is not as important as a shape that feels good in your hands and looks good to your eyes and only a marketing tool devised by surfboard manufacturers when computers and machines started making the boards. Focus on building a board that you connect with and don't worry too much about dimenions. Water doesn't know numbers...
Do the eps blanks have the shaping guideline to know whereabouts to cut and shape? If not, is it possible for you to draw it before shipped?
We can cut an outline for you while making the blank, just let us know the shape you want. Or you can download a template and trace the outline to cut it yourself.