I'm not sure how Chad cuts his out. Mine were machined... Which left a faint pattern on the edges but was still shiney. The boards are made from aluminum plate, and I nor Chad never advertised them as "polished like chrome".My only "complaint" is that they are not very polished (at least, not the set I have). Still had a lot of rough tool marks on them.
I used this as a template for my boards and made them out of 3/8" aluminum diamond plate..... re-drew KM's template in SolidWorks, fed it to the CNC, and polished 'em up. :smiley_thSorry for the double post... Just wanted to add that anyone who wants to make their own floorboards I have a layout here free for anyone to use:
Good question. I personally don't care for them. I've had both ankles messed up and can't get my feet comfortable on them because your feet have to set at the angle of the board. When I look at new/newer bikes I ask about if pegs are available for the bike.
Comfort- you can move your feet around a bit and they support your whole foot.