Snowboard as a deck? Anyone?

Hey all,

I looked around and didnt see any real forums or builds using a snowboard deck. Wondering if anyone has repurposed a snowboard deck successfully? I was thinking of trying it for sh*ts and giggles. I can think of a million reasons it might not work well but hey maybe someone’s got it figured out in a way thats actually works…

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Might be a bit too flexy& long but I don’t know much about snowboards

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I tried it a loooong time ago and it was waaaaay too flexible. Might have just been the one I tried too. It was a cheapie from craigslist.

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I’ve made a load of longboards from them.
Very flexible though. You’d be best off using as stiff a board to begin with. If you could find an alpine board you might be onto a winner.

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maybe reinforce? couple layers of cf?

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or just bolt two together, route out inside for pouch cells.

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The base of a snowboard is pretty slippy and I think most stuff would release off.

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dunno never snowboarded so never felt one

ugly

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ok bolt 3 together and cut the whole middle out of the center one as well as routing out half of either, then use it for an electric snowboard

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decks stuck together look weird cause they dont perfectly fit into each other (personal opinion)

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I legit almost attempted this with the blemished markone decks that were going for $35 a pop.

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It’s by design that we use longboard decks for longboarding and snowboard decks for snowboarding. To use a snowboard deck for longboarding would require you to mod it so much that it will end up like a longboard which defeats the purpose and it would be better to use a longboard.

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Still mad that he never came back to me…i Wanted a manta deck.

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Pretty sure he was just shipping them from some big supplier. @brenternet knew who but I suspect you could find them on Ali

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Snowboards have a large surface area so they slide on snow, will be useless for esk8 unless you reinforce it so there’s little flex and have really loose trucks to turn, mo

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Probably not quite what the OP had in mind but just for shits and giggles and of course science,
i have put this together for the forecasted snow we are getting this weekend.
Might make a thread if it all doesn’t end in tears.

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Amazing. :metal:t4:

Manta is pretty nice, my friends both have one.

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If it doesn’t end up working out, try cutting the board in half or using some chopped up skis in just the front. I’ve been wanting to build this for a while now but don’t get enough snow to justify

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