I just recently got packaging of the finished slide gloves setup, I just put them in a Zip-loc bag with a custom made label stapled over the top, but simplicity is never a bad thing!
In order to apply 2 coats of Plastic Dip to the fingers of my gloves to retain speed, repeatability, and cleanness, I devised a pretty efficient jig to hold all four fingers in place.
This makes the work go so much easier, and faster to boot!
See all of the process on Youtube here-
Making of the Slide Gloves
And of course, a pile of pucks being made!
The past week I’ve been playing with different material for the slide pucks.
So far I’ve tested-
I’ve even go as far as to try Epoxy resin pucks with 3v Green LEDs embedded in them.
These are demanding to make, slide poorly, and seem to be prone to shattering. On the other hand though (HA!), these pucks make skating at night much safer, cars can see me signal from afar.
So I really wanted to make an aluminum honey combed board after being inspired by a brand called Cindrich. I set out to CAD it after quickly realizing I could one-up this company and I didn’t even have the money to just buy the one I linked to so instead I modeled it in Inventor:
I have now hit a roadblock, seeing as the billet of 6061 aluminum needed to make this board would run me $200. On top of that, I need to find a machineshop that would be willing to help me machine this without charging an exorbitant amount of money. Besides the inherent costs, I’d be left with a fairly boring longboard, without an industrial sized press I’d have a board with neither rocker nor concave; and that’s no fun.