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Steve Ibbertson
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Post by Steve Ibbertson » Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:59 am

I would appreciate feedback. This is a high end aluminum machined board (truck design not finished yet)


http://www.flickr.com/photos/9725009@N02/7154815973/


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Post by Gareth Fitzgerald » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:21 am

that's an old fashion shape deck. newer shapes like pavel etc are more practical, generating better performance.
big $ are going to go on machine time. you can do it all flat and then bend the camber in but there's little to stop it bending back and down when you stand on it.
forging the deck into shape would turn out really nice however you'd need to sell quite a few to makeup tooling cost.

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Post by Steve Ibbertson » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:42 am

it is made from 6061 T6 aircraft aluminum I can form it so it will retain the flex I have been in the aerospace business for many years

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Post by Claude Regnier » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:00 pm

It does look very nice. Don't know how it would do in today's racing. Trucks and techniques have changed so much over the last decade.

Love the look though!!! Nice work!!
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Post by Jani Soderhall » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:06 am

Definititely a piece of art - for collectors maybe?

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Post by Donald Campbell » Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:26 am

definitely a very desitable board but time did not stand still
from the looks i would place it in the 80's
today's decks are a completely different story.
is this a fun project or do you have commercial interest?
i do not know how high the machining costs are per deck-another factor to consider.
given the fact that this deck would be a collectors item to say so it is very plausible to state that
the sales of such a deck would be towards zero since there is no historical background involved in the companies name.
if you want to produce more high end and functional stuff-contact me and maybe there is a future connection.

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