A new surfboard's final drying phase, when the board's resin-and-fiberglass skin hardens and strengthens. The curing process follows the polymerization (or "gel") stage, where resin transforms from liquid to gelatinous to solid. While boards can be ridden just hours after the final coat of resin is applied, California master shaper Al Merrick has recommended they be set aside to cure for three wee...

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