ProBuilder Longboard Bag Kit
This kit is designed for the board builder who already has a pump and breather netting.This is for builders who are experienced in the Roarockit vacuum method.
Design and shape your own foam mold, press uncut sheets of veneer, then trim and finish your custom design. Instructions do not come with this kit.
As an option you can choose a combination of maple and birch sheets to further customize your builds. Try both maple and the lighter and more flexible birch veneer to make a hybrid board.
ProBuilder Longboard Bag Kit Contains:
- A 20 x 70” Thin Air Press Bag only (no pump, seals or breather)
- Two 9-layer sets of maple (and or birch) 12 x 47 x 1/16”” veneer
- One slab of 12 x 47 x 2” foam for mold shaping
These kits are designed for builders with experience using the Roarockit vacuum-laminating method. Instructions do not come with these kits. For in-depth tutorials view the photo and video tutorials.
The foam mold, Thin Air Press Bag and pump, edging tool and breather netting are designed to be used for many, many builds.
Keep all your reusable kit parts in good working order by following the maintenance tips included with the kit.
Using uncut sheets of veneer, plywood backer boards and external clamps can puncture a Thin Air Press bag. Treat your TAP bag with care, inspect regularly for holes.
Q: How do I shape the mold foam?
A: View our tutorial first, then assemble the tools to mark, cut and sand the mold foam
Q: What else do I need to make a board with this kit?
A: Glue and a roller, possibly an off-cut sheet of plywood to act as a stiffener under the mold, and a jigsaw (or bandsaw) to trim out the pressed board
Q: How radical a shape will the maple veneers bend around?
A: If you can bend it with your hands, it will bend in the Thin Air Press. Best way to check is to do a DRY RUN, stack your veneer on the mold and press it in the TAP bag.