Your gonna want your deck to have a good flex with some pop in it, the stiffer it is the better it is for bombing hills and the worse it is for cruising, for sands any power sander works just make sure to start with the rough and end with the fine grid. For wheels, retro big zigs are dope, and trucks go with the bear 852's, you can flip the hanger for downhill and crusiing.
How thick and how many ply would you say a normal longboard is. I've got high grade plywood in 5/16 , 1/2, and 5/8. Assuming I take the easy route and just make a flat deck, would i want as thick as possible??
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Most plywood isn't good enough. I make and sell longboards, what I use is Baltic birch and fiber glass, the thinner the wood the better.
I also wouldn't just take the easy way out and make a flat deck, especially with one sheet of wood. You can do things like screw pieces of wood together to make a makeshift clamp, and use things like bags of concrete to make a ghetto press.
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Plywood contains many small voids. After some use the wood will soften and break. To get a solid board you need a nice solid piece of oak or some other hardwood. Or veneers, molds and a press. Band saw, jig saw, belt sander, hand power sander are all tools which can be used.
Please do not go with Originals, they aren't the best quality. And everyone says they are such good carvers, you can get the same carving ability in an amazing truck like paris with the right bushings.
And to OP: you will regret trying to sand a solid piece of wood into a board. You just can't do that and enjoy ridding it. Also if you are thinking of doing this to save money check out my thread we make boards for cheap! Plus we use all the best meterials.
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