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Foam Selection

US Blanks manufactures a water blown, Toluene Diisocyanate based polyester polyurethane blank. We feel this combination provides the best physical properties required by a surfboard, resulting in the strongest blank possible, and yields the best performance qualities. The quality, stability and consistency of a TDI based polyurethane blank has long made it the choice of the majority of board builders.

While there are many formulations available for a TDI based blank, we believe our formulation provides the optimum strength while maintaining ease of shaping and maximum flex. We are continuously fine tuning our formulation to supply the shaper with a blank that exceeds industry standards for these characteristics.

US Blanks has also spent considerable time and resources exploring alternate technologies in surfboard manufacturing. The rapidly progressing developments of epoxies have brought forth a very viable alternative for many board builders. As a result of our extensive research and development we are now offering our new alternative product line of “Superfused Molded EPS Foam Blanks.” These blanks are currently offered in 6 different sizes, 2 different densities as well as several different thicknesses giving unlimited options to the shaper. Recognizing the importance of this technology we wanted to ensure that our customers are provided with the very best EPS foam on the market. Although our SUPERFUSED EPS product line is new, it has already set a new industry standard and we look forward to advancing and developing this technology even further into the future. Our EPS blanks can be found immediately following the Polyurethane Blank Section in this catalog.

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Kaio Kealoha by LeRoy Grannis at Sunset Beach.
Colored foam! We do solid color blanks, but more commonly we do stringer inserts. Combine various colors, widths, and stringer woods to create endless configurations. Total customization. #BlankCanvas #FillInTheBlank
Regram from @markrichardssurfboards. Mark used our EPS (via @burfordblanks) to shape this 6'0" double wing swallow with 5 fin box set up. She's a beaut! @selsurf #BlankCanvas #FillInTheBlank
Monthly round up of your work! We have a gallery exhibit of every photo tagged @usblanks & #usblanks on our blog. From @markrichardssurfboards to first time shapers, everyone is included. We hope you find inspiration throughout. Included in this video: @foamez @andrewdiengott @slaversurfboard @mitchsnorth @netoshapes @gcoopa @a_bronk24 @toddmessick @kingofboom @albumatt @cavesurfboards @fiberglasshawaii @oakfoils @vulcansurf
Skip Frye by Ron Stoner at The Ranch, 1966. #tbt
An empty shipping container awaits. #USBlanksAbroad
Ernie shapes! Not only is he the best & hardest working delivery man in foam business, he's a talented craftsman. Here he used the #64EA with colored foam and 4mm plywood stringer to shape a couple killer shortboards for a local grom. What can't Ernie do?
"There is always learning involved when you work with another good shaper. Each shaper seems to have their own techniques . . . When you watch how another shaper arrives at a certain way of forming the rails . . . it can trigger you to change your technique or give you ideas on how to do something neither of you are doing. It challenges you to be open minded." Tom Parrish on "Tag Team" shaping a board with Kike Panera in Spain. Tom told us about his Tag Team concept, where he and another shaper take 30 minute turns shaping a board, often erasing one another's work, collaborating through the process and creating a shared design. In this case, they built an 8'4" Semi Gun to be surfed around the Basque region. The full story is on our blog. @stylingsurf #TomParrish #85A