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fitz



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because the pan was so long and there was 6" of flat down the centre, this board had too much flex for a DH rig.
Also any flex would result in permanant sag because its alum.

I feel that failures must be expressed to help others in our quest for better board building.

I'm going to persue the wooden variant to see what else can be achieved.
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fitz



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

REBIRTH


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Skull has Returned



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now your talking Wink
I would be inclined to have the metal extend a bit further over the deck, but looks good.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skull has Returned wrote:
Now your talking Wink
I would be inclined to have the metal extend a bit further over the deck, but looks good.


Yeah good point. However those heads were designed for the metal pan.

The profile was identicle between the 2 decks so I needed to back set the head into the deck by 1/2" per side shortening the wheelbase so the screws wouldn't pull out through the pans ends.

I also needed to bend the head ends to follow the boards concave which made hole alignment a nightmare.

My new 2nd gen heads are cut out and just require some finishing with a router to round over the edges.
I enlarged the screw contact area where it clamps down to even out pressure and I reduced the width to 6" so it clamps down flat to the flat section of concave. I also reduced the screws from 8 to 4 with slightly wider pitching.

Once DK from FSU finishes the composite pan developement I'll post up pics.
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