Adding Cork Deck

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Adding Cork Deck

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Hi guys predominately riding a 12mm ply guitar pick shaped paipo at the moment Mr Lui fault , has anyone added cork to the deck did it add much floatation and what were the positive and negative effects.Thanks
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Hi there back. First - Mr. Lui fault. What is that? Next what is board material? Flat or rockered?
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Jarrett Lui rides a similar board, 12mm ply no rocker.
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Kim, close to a standard ply paipo, not too different than this one in general concept.

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This one in ½" ply from several years back has a cork deck I added after a couple sessions.. Two layers of ¼". The increase in bouyancy was barely noticeable and it sucked up water, gaining weight during a session. I never bothered to seal it tho'. It is comfortable and does provide a tiny amount of cushion.
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Thanks it looks like it’s not worth the effort saved me time and $ .
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I ride a couple of boards with cork decks. The decks certainly get wet but on a fibreglass board I've not noticed an appreciable increase in weight. Conversely, on a thin board I don't think there would be a significant increase in flotation.
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