US Blanks Applecore Stringers
Apart from the standard 4mm uni-directional Basswood PLY stringers, US Blanks offer a range of High Performance and Applecore Stringers. (Special Order only – not stocked)
Appelcore Stringers is a multi-ply unidirectional laminated basswood stringer. It features a high-pressure, high-heat, NAUF glue line using EcoBind™ resin technology. The most popular version is 3 plies of 1/24th basswood. The lamination process increased strength and predictability of the wood stringer. Additionally, Appelcore Stringers are available in a wide variety of color combinations. (Appelcore actually pioneered using color dyed veneers in surfboard stringers). Coloration is purely aesthetic and does not affect strength, consistency nor performance. The 3-ply Natural Bass performs the same as the 3-ply Rasta.
Owner, Bradley Appelcore, started Appelcore Stringers upon realizing the tremendous variation among wood grain and the need for a more consistent and reliable surfboard stringer. There are a lot of variables that contribute to inconsistent grain structure in wood stringers: How straight is the grain? Was it from the compression side of the tree or the tension side of the tree? Was it quartered? Was it flat-cut? Was it summer growth or winter growth? The lamination process helps create a stronger more reliable stringer. Appelcore Stringers’ lamination process increases both the strength and consistency of the stringer, and ultimately, the predictability of performance. Predictability is important for a shaper who is refining their craft. Shapers are already working under a variety of variables, so a consistent product allows them to fine tune their craft.
APPLECORE STRINGERS IN A WIDE RANGE OF CONFIGURATIONS: