Here we use the ‘tension technique’ by which a total of 9 beams are kept together with no less than 5 diagonal tension bars made out of 316 marine stainless steel.
The IPDM rubber between the beams allows the wood to work freely and the tension of the bars can easily be adapted with standard tools.
The rubber strokes are a perfect replacement of the slots and give a nice touch when diving from the board.
This design has been on the drawing boards a long time. But is wasn’t until we’ve perfectioned the “tension” technique that we finally found the solution to make the Derover 1.
Better than steam bending techniques or exotic compositions, using standard beams and modelling them into a distinctive shape gave us the liberty to make this board.
And we know other models will be sculptured with the same techniques in the near future.
Wooden diving board : IPE Brazilian hardwood (FSC)
( Since our boards are handmade the sizes can vary lightly)
Compliant with pool types I to IV (USA ANSI-5-2011)
Forest Stewardship Council
Due to the CIVID pandemic we needed to cancel the 2020 photoshoot. Images may be composed with Photoshop. Apologies