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PostSubject: Dead End Fingerboards... Made in South Africa   Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:44 pm

Hi guys,

I just wanted to put this out there. I've been making decks here in Johannesburg, South Africa. It's mostly for the South African fingerboarders. They're all 5 ply maple and have a lot of pop in my opinion. I've tried a lot of decks before.

Basically, I got sick of waiting for so long for orders to arrive from America or Europe I decided to make my own. I found that after two weeks the decks just had no more pop or oomph left in them. So far the decks I'm making seem to keep that 'spark' for longer. Might be the glue we get here in South Africa.
So if you are living in SA or know of some one in SA who needs a deck please let them know.

I've decided to call them Dead End Fingerboards. I wish I knew how to upload pictures here... But there are a few on the website so far.

www.deadendfb.weebly.com

Any feedback is greatly appreciated. 

P.s. This is not for money nor for the sake of owning a 'company'. It's just something I am doing for myself and any other local guys who are sick of waiting months for orders to arrive.
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PostSubject: Re: Dead End Fingerboards... Made in South Africa   Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:21 pm

Hey dude. 

The decks look alright for a start. There is definitely room for improvement on the roundings and the lacquer. Keep it up. 


I dont know anything about the scene in South Africa, but it seems like it could need a company to evolve around. Good luck dude. 


Also, i've deleted the posts you have made in other peoples threads. 
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PostSubject: Re: Dead End Fingerboards... Made in South Africa   Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:27 pm

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Hey dude. 

The decks look alright for a start. There is definitely room for improvement on the roundings and the lacquer. Keep it up. 


I dont know anything about the scene in South Africa, but it seems like it could need a company to evolve around. Good luck dude. 


Also, i've deleted the posts you have made in other peoples threads. 
Please don't advertise your company in other threads than this one happy

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PostSubject: Re: Dead End Fingerboards... Made in South Africa   Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:47 pm

The holes need work, but this company looks pretty okay. Just practice perfecting the decks, and let someone review a deck to point out the pros and cons to let you know what you should, and should not do when making your fingerboards. Good luck!

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PostSubject: Re: Dead End Fingerboards... Made in South Africa   Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:48 pm

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@Mikkel S wrote:
Hey dude. 

The decks look alright for a start. There is definitely room for improvement on the roundings and the lacquer. Keep it up. 


I dont know anything about the scene in South Africa, but it seems like it could need a company to evolve around. Good luck dude. 


Also, i've deleted the posts you have made in other peoples threads. 
Please don't advertise your company in other threads than this one happy

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PostSubject: Re: Dead End Fingerboards... Made in South Africa   Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:28 pm

Cool. Thanks guys happy Sorry, didn't know I wasn't allowed posting on other threads.
Who could I send decks to though? 
I'm still searching for a good lacquer. What I'm using now does work well; but I need a glossier finish. In South Africa it's pretty difficult finding things like that. We have excellent quality veneer and probably some of the best glues in the world. But finding lacquer for this application is almost impossible. 
I did kind of rush the website a bit and took photos with my phone. I do have a Canon Digital SLR camera that takes awesome photos, but finding the time to set everything up is insane. I figured I'd rather use my time building a healthy stock of decks.
I also have a full time career and a wife and kids to look after (I'm 29, been fingerboarding since 1999). The kids are 3 and 7 and also fingerboard I love you 
As for the holes I'm waiting for my Dremel Workstation to arrive (Micro Drill Press). So the drilling is done very, very slowly by hand, eyes and a dremel rotary tool.
I am pretty happy with what I've produced so far with very little happy

Anyway, who would be the best to send a deck to for a review and some guidance?
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PostSubject: Re: Dead End Fingerboards... Made in South Africa   Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:34 pm

Kerry Williams @ Unitefingerboarding.com

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PostSubject: Re: Dead End Fingerboards... Made in South Africa   Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:53 pm

Think I've worked out how to upload photos. Here is the orange dye. And then my solid black deck. You can see the concave and kicks quite nicely on the solid black one.
]http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=4&u=18371995][/url][/url]
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PostSubject: Re: Dead End Fingerboards... Made in South Africa   Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:23 pm

send to kerry for review.
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PostSubject: Re: Dead End Fingerboards... Made in South Africa   Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:33 pm

Decks look good from the photos but yeah send some review decks out to respected reviewers like Kerry!
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PostSubject: Re: Dead End Fingerboards... Made in South Africa   Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:35 pm

Those look really good dude!

What are your plans? Do you want to market mainly towards fingerboarders in South Africa or are you going for a more worldwide customerbase?

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PostSubject: Re: Dead End Fingerboards... Made in South Africa   Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:30 pm

This company is reeaally interesting!

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PostSubject: Re: Dead End Fingerboards... Made in South Africa   Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:54 pm

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