Lil'Rockit Double Complete Kit (Limited Edition)
This kit will teach you the Roarockit method of laminating. The curriculum included guides you through pressing boards using the kit parts included. Use one board to practice with, the other as teaching aids for your class or school board. Read about using this process as part of your credit-worthy education program, from STEM STEAM to construction technology, to physics of vacuum, to art handcraft & design. This is Project Based Learning at it's best! Each veneer set comes with one color maple sheet to use as a graphics base or as an internal sheet for a colorful edge detail. Have students design and paint their own custom graphics.
Final size after sanding:
23"L x 6.25"W
Lil'Rockit Double Complete Kit Contains:
- 7-layers of Canadian maple per board
- includes 2 face (one natural and one color) 3 long grain core and 2 cross grain sheets
- 3-dimensionally shaped foam mold
- glue, roller and measuring cup
- edging tool and sandpaper
- illustrated instructions
- mini-cruiser trucks, wheels, bearings, and hardware (one set)
- two 24" grip tape lengths
and a Thin Air Press Kit
- 14 x 47” heavy duty vinyl vacuum bag with one-way valve attached
- manual vacuum Super Pump
- breather netting
- extra sealing tape
By following the printed instructions included in the kit box, you will be guided through the glue up, stacking on the mold, inserting and sealing into the TAP bag. Using the manual vacuum pump to evacuate the air, the Thin Air Press will press the veneers over the mold. The sanding processis described, as well as some graphics suggestions.
Watch the Lil'Rockit Build video>>
The foam mold, Thin Air Press Bag and pump, edging tool and breather netting are designed to be used for many, many builds.
Keep all your reusable kit parts in good working order by following the maintenance tips included with the kit
Q: Does this make a real board?
A: the short wheel base and 7-layers of 1/16” thick Maple veneer, makes a board suitable for even a heavy rider
Q: Does the color sheet have to go on the bottom?
A: you can use the color sheet as an inner layer instead for a colorful side profile
Q: Is this kit reusable?
A: Yes. Every thing but the veneer and glue are reusable
Q: What if my TAP bag or valve is leaking?
A: 99.9% of the time, the seal is not closed up properly. Dust and debris can prevent the top cap of the valve to seal, rinse cap with water. For more in-depth details, see the TAP kit FAQ’s page.
Q: Can I get more veneer?
A: A Refill for this kit is available here
Q: Will stuff last if I don’t use it right away?
A: Veneer will absorb and lose moisture, so keep it sealed in plastic (or the carton it arrived in) but away from any heat sources. Lay it flat to prevent warping. Prevent the glue from freezing.
Q: What do I do if my veneer breaks or splits?
A: Veneer is fragile until laminated, and it is common to split or snap (especially the cross grains). A stripe of glue and some masking tape to hold it until it dries will fix broken or split sheets. See video how-to-fix
Q: Can I use this kit to make a snowboard or wake skates?
A: The size of the bag determines how large a project you can fit into it. As the seams of the 14 x 47” TAP bag included here cannot be stretched open while pressing, you are limited to smaller projects. See our larger bag sizes for one that suits your project.
Q: How do I get this cheaper?
A: Become an entrepreneur! Each kit allows you to make more than one deck, build one for yourself and generate income from the other boards you build!
Q: What else do I need to complete this project?
A: A moisture protector is recommended (sponge on water-based outdoor clear coat) to seal all surfaces, especially your edges and before applying any graphics.