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    ok
    well it is gonna cost me 135 quid for the deck/bindings/drillage/griptape/and postage so i am gonna take it.

    and if it is too stiff i will do some shaping.

    can some one direct me to a thread on how to shape them or pm me?

    cheers J

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    the 14ply is about the same as the pro 6 in stiffness

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    really????
    oops
    can you tell me if i can lower the stiffness by shaping it????

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    sorry dude not sure , go for a 12 -13ply

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    i have already bought it.
    he made me an offer i couldnt resist....

    it was a mishaped one so super cheap and allowed me to get some f3s with the money i had.

    i am quite good at dt and handy craft so if it is not good i wil do so crazy shaping.

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    ok , your going to have to its a very stiff deck

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    yeah the guy at trampa said it will be fine for me

    did he lie?

    he said do i want to beleive some guy or the guy who works at trampa?

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    I ride a 14ply long deck.

    It is pretty much unrecognisable as an original Trampa, I've done a fair bit of shapage. It's perfect for me...
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    cool if you have done some shaping can you tell me how to shape it

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    get a saw and hack away.

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    I'm around 13 stone and use a 13ply short so would have thought that 12 or 13ply would be fine for you. You can reduce stiffness and weight by venting (drill some big holes in it) or by boning (reducing the width in the middle).
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    cool where and how big should the holes be

    and how would i finish ie sand varnish polish, or just leave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enigma View Post
    yeah the guy at trampa said it will be fine for me

    did he lie?

    he said do i want to beleive some guy or the guy who works at trampa?
    he wont have lied, the guys at trampa are awesome. he probably just has different views.

    they come fomr a mountian boarding background and in my experince tend to recomend thicker boards to people then i would coming from a landboarding background.

    there are also many other factors that affect the ply you need than just weight such as riding style, stiffness preference, height.....



    also, if i were you rather than drilling holes in the deck i would bone it. also if you are going to be cuttign it you may as well remove some of the excess board from round the tips where it makes the most noticable difference

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    hes a top bloke and as said he's more used to making boards for downhill as most of the team riders are doin the downhill stuff. top bloke though and if your new to the kiting scene and ask him about kites he'll just give you my phone number as he not up on the kites themselves.
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    ok cool
    cheer again guys i have been told that tyler is the guy to talk to about boning and venting so i will get some more info from him

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