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  1. #31
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    Balsa is Balsa

    Balsa is Balsa. The real trick is vacuumed bagged epoxy. HE seems to be the only builder who is working with epoxy and it shows. Skater is the best of the best hands down. No gelcoat and mat makes a much stronger lighter boat.

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    Platinum Member Platinum Member CigDaze's Avatar
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    Re: Balsa is Balsa

    Originally posted by KenP
    ...The real trick is vacuumed bagged epoxy...
    Good stuff, but no trick really. Just $$

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    Forum Regulator VIP Member Sydwayz's Avatar
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    Sonic is using the new Baltek vacuum bagged process.

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    OSO Content Provider Commercial Member SHARKEY-IMAGES's Avatar
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    SuperLite™ - premium grade end gain balsa core material supplied in tightly controlled densities from as low as 4.5lbs ft3.
    Balsa is no longer just a one density core.
    I still prefer it over the foams...

    Digital Photography & Video one BYTE at a time !

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    Registered PhantomChaos's Avatar
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    Originally posted by vtec

    Superlite is a less dense (lighter) form of balsa. I think it came out about 6 years ago. When it did, Skaters got lighter.

    Baltek(one of the companies that make the stuff) grows its own balsa trees. I'm sure they use genetic engineering, etc.


    Very cool. I cruised that site......pretty neat. I had know idea and I'm a friggin engineer! (but I deal with metals and electronics)

    Thanks for pointing that out.

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