Board Building for Dummies – Part IV

Home stretch, let’s glass. So, it’s taken a great deal of time and effort to get to this stage and now it’s time to add some strength to this board. At this crucial stage it is again important to know what foam you’re dealing with or if you don’t, testing the foam would be the … Read more

Board Building for Dummies – Part III

Giving your board some personality [frame_right]https://www.skimza.com/live2skim/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/charl_thumb.jpg[/frame_right]According to that ancient saying we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but if we’re honest, the first thing that will draw your attention to a skimboard is the way it looks. Well, if whoever is riding it is doing huge airs and turns that will draw your attention … Read more

Board Building for Dummies – Part II

Shaping is a breeze, right? Actually shaping is a lot of work and one part of in the board building process that can make or break a board. One of the best decisions I’d made so far was admitting that my shaping abilities were close to zero before starting and getting the help of a … Read more

Board building for dummies – Part I

When I go to the beach there are always a few things I can count on seeing; sand, water, sun baked guys yelling “lolly to make you jolly” and the bunch of guys in the corner, skimming and having a good time. Last year I met the skimboarding crew of Camps Bay, Cape Town and … Read more