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Cork as skins/rails

Postby lawless » Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:47 am

Just a heads up to the DIY board builders, some surfboard builders have been having really good results using Cork (Corecork - http://www.corecork.amorim.com/) as deck skins and using it built up as rails.

You can use it similar to how you'd use Corecell.

It's good stuff, easy to work with and, especially for kiteboarding, has really good damping properties to take the chatter out of choppy conditions.

I've been riding a cork deck surfboard for about 6 months now and have been really happy with it.

The other cool thing is you can leave the top exposed for traction, since it's waterproof. Not as important with kiteboards, but will save you a good bit of money if used that way on a SUP, since you won't need deck traction.

Just thought I'd throw it out there as food for thought, seems to be a pretty progressive bunch here and I'm sure someone can find a good application for it in kiteboards.

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Re: Cork as skins/rails

Postby WjM » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:37 am

Hola Lawless, great topic I have been searching for ideas for a while now and have been investigating the possibility of using cork. I found this link some time ago and have being doing some trials. I am looking for a system to coat the cork to break up the finish a bit. To improve the aesthetics and retain the performance. Imagine a whole SUP deck covered in cork, I think it would be too much cork. Another option would be to cut patches for the traction area only. I would love to make a solid cork board with interior sandwich layers of reinforcement. I have lots of ideas and would also like to try a full paulownia board, there are lots of guys doing it out there with surf boards but I have not seen any race board prototypes yet...........


http://pskite.org/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=8331

WjM............

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Re: Cork as skins/rails

Postby handy » Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:00 pm

I use CoreCork as sandwich material for kiteboards . They are EPS core, carbon, corecork, and 2x 4oz S-glas.
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Re: Cork as skins/rails

Postby robertovillate » Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:28 am

took the liberty to fix your link

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There are a lot of designs and inlays that you can do with cork veneers. We had done a lot of nice parquets and borders on floors for architectural projects. Cork is a great product for wood floors too! and it is very "renewable" as a resource. Great idea to try using this material guys!

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Re: Cork as skins/rails

Postby Nico » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:47 am

Used cork on homemade boards since 2001 with great results. Nice natural color, good antislip. Found it a bit heavy though compared to high tec materials. Then again the only cork I can my hands on are in square tiles used for flooring.
Cork is also being used in the construction of the latest Cabrinha boards.
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Re: Cork as skins/rails

Postby Grease-Monkey » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:37 pm

I have been looking for a source for a while but havent found what I was looking for anyone with any suggestions

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Re: Cork as skins/rails

Postby handy » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:00 pm

so what are you looking for ?

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Re: Cork as skins/rails

Postby Grease-Monkey » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:09 am

Can't find cork rolls that aren't crap near me. Or anything that I am looking for online.

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Re: Cork as skins/rails

Postby Grease-Monkey » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:11 am

Nevermind gf saves the day and found me what I was looking for.


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