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These are two sandboards that I made over the past year. The one on the left is generation one. My uncle broke it when he tried to turn really sharp. The bottom of that one is waxed wood. On the right is generation two. That one worked better than generation one, and the bottom is waxed Formica. I followed the instructions on this website: http://www.sandboard.com/drdune/makeasandboard/index.htm and another site that I can't find at the moment for some reason.
Thanks for looking.

UPDATE: 10/9/08 I found pictures of me going down the dune. It hurts to fall without a shirt on.

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    I found this website. Would you recommend building it his way? http://sandboard.50webs.com/make.html

    Are all the boards the same width? Or does it make a difference on the size of your foot? Also the length with how tall you are. Thank you, don't want to put all the effort in just to realise I've done something wrong :)

    probably a stupid question but the instructions no the link just say what to use for a base. when did you cut it and what did you use to attach it to the wood? generation 2 looks almost like tis got magnetraction!

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    On the Generation One, I don't have any base on it. I just lightly varnished it. Generation Two has Formica on the bottom. Formica is just a countertop surface that can be found at hardware stores. I just cut the basic shape out with a pair of heavy-duty scissors then glued it on to the base with contact cement. Then I used a special router bit to cut the base surface to the exact size and shape of the board.

    I snowboard, but would like to try sandboarding...but we don't have too many sand dunes here in Washington...

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    If you're anywhere close to the border of Oregon, there is actually a sandboard park in Oregon. I would love to go, but I'm all the way over here in Michigan. There's more info on it here: http://www.sandmasterpark.com/

    yeah, ive tried to convince my family to go there on spring break, turns out they dont want to go. party poopers

    holland mi you know; beechwood, tunnel park, state park, laketown, also known to us boaters as halfway beach

    Yeah...Oregon's kind of the other side of the state for me, i'm in Spokane... but I'll have to go check it out next time I'm in Eugene with my cousins...Thanks for the info though!

    For wax, just use plain paraffin wax from the grocery store. (Usually it is called Gulf Wax.) And a longboard is on my list of projects. The very long list of projects.