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Once you have the hang of vacuum laminating a board, advance to these ProBuilder Kits and totally customize or prototype skateboards.
These kits are designed for the board builder who is 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 these kits. Choose the kit that best suits your needs.
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.
|Number of Decks included||2 sets of 7, 8 or 9 plys|
|One way Valve||Choose centre or offset placed valve|
|Thin Air Press Pump||Included|
|Extra sealing tape||Included|
|Number of molds included in this pack||One slab of 12 x 48 x 2” foam for mold shaping|
|Titebond Ultimate III Glue||Included|
|Thin Air Press Kit||20x70” heavy duty vinyl vacuum bag (51 x 178 cm)|
|Strength of the Thin Air Press||Around* 14.22 psi (1kg/cm²)|
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