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Adding Cork Deck

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2022 2:38 am
by Thumper
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

Re: Adding Cork Deck

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2022 12:27 pm
by kage
Hi there back. First - Mr. Lui fault. What is that? Next what is board material? Flat or rockered?

Re: Adding Cork Deck

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:50 am
by Thumper
Jarrett Lui rides a similar board, 12mm ply no rocker.

Re: Adding Cork Deck

Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:14 pm
by rodndtube
Kim, close to a standard ply paipo, not too different than this one in general concept.

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Re: Adding Cork Deck

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2022 9:23 am
by Uncle Grumpy
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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Re: Adding Cork Deck

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:41 am
by Thumper
Thanks it looks like it’s not worth the effort saved me time and $ .

Re: Adding Cork Deck

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2022 4:09 pm
by bgreen
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.