Tuesday, May 3, 2016

That's a lot of stringers?

I had such a laugh yesterday after my friend, Chris said, "Have you seen Roger's new stringers?" and I walked around the corner of the surfboard factory to see a mini forest of logs.


Surfers will know that the stringer is the thin strip of wood that traditionally runs down the middle of the surfboard. The wood is typically made of balsa, although this is poplar, and the thickness increases the strength and rigidity of the board. Some boards have multiple stringers for added stiffness.   Here's a shot of a board with its single stringer that I lifted from Roger's Surfline website. 
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You've got to agree there are a lot of stringers there waiting to be integrated into surfboards of the future. 

8 comments:

  1. Hi Pauline.
    Never mind Stringers - all I could see in that pile of wood - 100's of logs for roaring winter fires up here in the Outer Hebrides! ☺️

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  2. Are those Balsa logs? I have never seen a Balsa tree.

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  3. And if he whittled toothpicks, that's what he would see there. It's amazing how our perspective changes, isn't it?

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  4. Spesh's comment made me laugh because that was my thought even though I don't have a fire on which to burn them.

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  5. There is just a little milling that must be done to these logs before they become parts for surf boards. Interesting pictures. Nothing like having some raw material lined up.

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  6. That's a lot of future surfboards that will be hitting the waves!

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  7. That looks like the scene on any one of our Vancouver Island beaches after a good storm.

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  8. That is definitely a lot of wood waiting to be utilised!

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