Monday, February 1, 2010

Wood Surf Board FAQs

Q: How long will it take to have one made?
A: Turnaround time is usually about 3 weeks, not including delivery.

Q: How much is shipping?
A: I ship to continental US only. Boards with glass-on fins are a bit more costly to ship than a board with a finbox. Averages in price range from $60-100 for no fin or $100-$200 for glassed on fin. I ship through freight shipping.

Q: How much does a wooden surfboard board weigh?
A: Very comparable to a classic longboard. Usually around 20-30lbs

Q: What about dings and durability?
A: These boards are stiffer than a foam board BEFORE they even get glassed. After they get the standard 6oz glass coat the are very solid. Dings will be more of a silver spot than an actual ding. I have yet to have a ding take on water or even dimple a board. I have had a few HARD knee drops on the rails and the result was a mild silver streak in the finish. Should you get a ding harsh enough to allow water to penetrate, it should be fixed as soon as possible as the wood will soak up water or worse yet, leak through a seam. They react just like foam boards, if they are neglected long enough it will lead to discoloration and delam, someimtes even warpage.

Q: What's that screw on the tail?
A: That is a small vent screw made of corrosion proof nylon. Since the board is hollow, the air inside will expand and contract when exposed to different temperatures. Leaving it open when not in use allows the board to breathe, close it while in use to keep the water out.

Q: Does it HAVE TO have a vent?
A: Actually, no, I can add foam inside to displace the air. This makes it a bit more worry free, with only a slight gain in weight.

Q: They look nice, but do they surf?
A: HELL YES!! They are fast, SMOOTH, and they paddle very well, you will notice that the board has a very solid feel, and the weight is hardly noticeably in the water, other than the drive through the mushy sections.

Q: I would like to test drive one of your boards? Is that possible?
A: Absolutely! These are all that I surf anymore, so they are always in the water. We can swap boards in the water for a couple, as long as you know what you are doing and can stay out of the shorepound!

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