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Are you a shaper and you would like to offer wooden surfboards to your clients? Ever dreamed about making your own wooden surfboard? Would you like to shape your own surfboard but hate all the laminating&glassing processes? Send us your design and we'll build a custom blank according to your specifications, together with a shaping template.

DESIGN OPTIONS

A) BOARD REPLICA
Send us an image of the outline and foil of the board you want to replicate, together with the specifications such as rail profile, concaves, fin configuration... We will design the board and will send you a 3D model to give us the OK.

B) NEW DESIGN
Design the board of your dreams with Akushaper or BoardCAD and send us the file, together with all the essential specifications. The more details we have, the more accurate we'll be.

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IMPORTANT DETAILS

SHAPING TEMPLATE
Each blank comes with a Shaping Template –wich allows to control in every moment and in every corner how far down you can sand–, and the Instruction Manual with all the necessary info.There is a lot of info in the Shaping Template, so it's good to take a while and study all the details. That will give you a good understanding of the entrails of your board, which will help you shape the board with more confidence and accuracy.

Flama Shaping Template

SHAPING TOOLS AND GADGETS

Planer: Of course you can shape the whole board with manual tools, but a cheap planer will help a lot.
Disc sander: we recommend using only hard discs for sanding, because soft discs adapt to the different densities of the wood creating a wavy surface. Soft discs can be good to rough sand the rails, but should be used carefully with finer grit sizes.
Sand blocks: it's a good idea to mould a chunk of wood and use it as a sand block to shape the concaves or finetune the rails. It's good exercise too!
Mask: although the paulownia is quite a safe wood it's better to use a simple dust mask, specially while using the disc sander.

FOIL
The blank comes with its definitive foil and rocker. But keep in mind that wood is not an homogeneous material, you never know exactly how it will react after the bending process in the cold press. That is why you should allow an error of a few milimeters, specially in the nose area. 

OUTLINE
The blank comes with the exact outline already cut and ready to shape, and since the blank is hollow and is built to make aspecific design, there is little margin to modify the outline. To do so you need to study carefuly the Shaping Template and try to envision what is possible and what is not. 

FINS
It's important for us to know what kind of fins you'll use and its exact placement: finbox, FCS plugs, Futures, fixed bamboo...

CONCAVES
We need to know the kind of concaves you want to make, its depth and placement. We'll take it into account when we build the blank, and we'll add some reinforcement if the concave is deeper than 5mm or too whide.

LEASH PLUG AND PRESSURE VENT
We usually place the pressure vent in the tail area, close to the leash plug, but that is not always possible. We let clear in the Shaping Template where you should place the pressure vent as well as the leash plug.

WOOD TREATMENT
Of course, you don't have to laminate the board, since all the joints of the blank are already sealed. Once the board is shaped, and the fins, leash plug and vent installed, you only need to protect the wood. You can do it with lin seed oil, which is the greenest option but has its lows. We preffer to apply a first coat of exterior wood preserver (with UV protector); and two or more coats of uncolored satin varnish for outdoor parquet flooring (any of the products available in the market should do well).

DECORATION
Whatever the technique you use, we recommend to apply a first coat of wood protector, which seals the pores and makes a nice, clean surface. This is only a matter of imagination and creativity

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BEFORE YOU ORDER

DELIVERY TIME
All Flama surfboards are handmade one by one, and we don’t make mass production –all come with its serial number–. That is why we allow a period of 8/10 weeks to make your surfboard, a bit less in case of blanks. Once we start with your board, we'll be sending you pictures of the whole process so you can follow how your board is being made

SHIPPING OUTSIDE EU
We discard overseas shipping due to the expensive customs rates. Anyway, if you're super amped and want a Flama surfboard no matter the price, just lets us know and we'll study the best way to make the shipping. Also let us know if you're interested in getting two or more boards, since in this case shipping prices do not vary that much and it can be much affordable.

GOOD TO KNOW

VISIT WWW.FLAMASURF.COM TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR EXCLUSIVE BUILDING METHOD AND HOW WE DO IT.

CHECK THE FLAMA INSTRUCTION MANUAL TO KNOW HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR BOARD.



 

 

 

 

 

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