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om commented on Remade USA X Grind Surf Board


om commented on Remade USA X Grind Surf Board

Shannon and Thomas,

This idea does have a really possible outcome. Surfboards often have accoutrements that can be made from ReGrind materials.

So called ‘stomp pads’ are used to help provide traction and control. They would be molded and then have a two sided adhesive tape applied and then a packaging hanger of some sort.

There are board protectors that would greatly benefit from shoe components. Imagine a heel cup for the front and rear parts of the board with shoe outsoles and foam. Then there are board rack protectors, leash guards, and possibly a dozen other surf related products made with virgin materials right now.

The whole surf community would actually be behind having a ReGrind source for most of the products and I know they are more aware than most about the state of our oceans. This could not only be a big boost in a market that Nike wants, it could become a manufacturing standard as rational legislation outlaws production of new plastic.


om commented on Remade USA X Grind Surf Board

Sure seems that weight is a big issue as the foam for shoes is far more dense than surfboard blanks. Nice concept, but the board will require air cells within the blank or an expensive process to blow bigger air bubbles into the material. Also, flexion is an issue with rubbers and the surfboard needs to be stiff.