How To Make A Snowboard

Snowboards can be expensive so why buy one when you can learn how to make a snowboard. If this interest you print out this article and head to your nearest hardware store you are going to need to pick up some things before you get started.

Materials Needed:

  • Birch plywood
  • Saw
  • Fiberglass
  • Head gun
  • Press
  • Hard base wax
  • C clamp

Now that you have picked up those materials let’s get started.

  1. Step one find a poster board lying around your house and trace the design on your snowboard on it. Keep it simple unless you are experience in making snowboards you do not want to spend time making a complicated snowboard. Why? First of all you may not have the tools and second of all it is just not worth the time and effort.
  2. Now put poster board on the plywood and c clamp onto the plywood. Now carefully cut out the design. In order to get the nose ends of the snowboard to bend up a little bit. You are going to need to the soak the nose in the water for several hours. Then you apply heat to the nose and bend the pieces using a series of clamps.
  3. Now that you have the nose bend you are ready to layer your snowboard with fiberglass or another type of plastic laminate. Paint the fiberglass any color you want and wait for it to dry.
  4. Now it is time for the final step of making a snowboard. Install the bindings and congratulations you have built your own custom snowboard.
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