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by icedub
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Switch Lineup
Replies: 86
Views: 33104

Re: Switch Lineup

2 months ago I ordered an Element 6. After flying it only 3 times, the kite leaked air and couldn't hold the right pressure for more than 10 minutes. Interesting! I bought a brand new Element v6 12 meter and on first pump up, there was a fast leak in the last (small) strut. After some back and four...
by icedub
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Nitro 7 Proto Photos
Replies: 37
Views: 4110

Re: Nitro 7 Proto Photos

Donniehall14 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:34 pm
If Switch can take great designs and get them to you fast and cheap then everyone wins.
You're right, and I think I'm gonna get over it too. As long as the quality and customer service stay there, I suppose it doesn't really matter!
by icedub
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Nitro 7 Proto Photos
Replies: 37
Views: 4110

Re: Nitro 7 Proto Photos

Hello cnski: One year ago, Switch management made the decision to outsource their products from other vendors (bars, boards, kites, etc) and cease in-house development to reduce costs. They did not reveal this decision publically or to their customers. I'm sorry to hear you made a purchase of the H...
by icedub
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Building a Plywood Shinnster / BRM Paipo
Replies: 22
Views: 6017

Re: Building a Plywood Shinnster / BRM Paipo

Little progress update for everyone on this (my first) board, the Shinnster Copy. I'm working with 5mm poplar ply from Lowes. I cut the shape out with a jig saw, cleaned it up, and then made a second layer with the router and a flush cut bit. Glued them together to form the rocker, just like KrisL d...
by icedub
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Building a Plywood Shinnster / BRM Paipo
Replies: 22
Views: 6017

Re: Building a Plywood Shinnster / BRM Paipo

Used two layers of lauan plywood (3,6 mm each), glued them with PU glue in a jig to get the nose rocker (still holding up after two years). This is fantastic, Kris! Question: Did you cut out the shape first before gluing the two layers, or glue them together as a blank and then cut out? Also, those...
by icedub
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: My New Year board build!
Replies: 13
Views: 6995

Re: My New Year board build!

I've checked out both of your awesome builds and the one thing I haven't seen or figured out is what your rocker table looks like! Is it something you built? I'd love to see more details on it.
by icedub
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Building a Plywood Shinnster / BRM Paipo
Replies: 22
Views: 6017

Re: Building a Plywood Shinnster / BRM Paipo

Interesting! Could you show me what the stringer looks like before you glue anything to it? stringer.png gluing-to-stringer.png Fascinating! I had never thought to build a kiteboard this way but it makes a lot of sense. Do you have any additional photos or documentation of one of your builds that I...
by icedub
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Building a Plywood Shinnster / BRM Paipo
Replies: 22
Views: 6017

Re: Building a Plywood Shinnster / BRM Paipo

jannik wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:46 pm
I get all my rocker from the stringer. Wood is glued onto the stringer like this
gluing.png

and planed to a blank like this:
blank.png
Interesting! Could you show me what the stringer looks like before you glue anything to it?
by icedub
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Mako/Paipo/Shinnster build
Replies: 20
Views: 7208

Re: Mako/Paipo/Shinnster build

Bump. I know it's been a while, but I'm attempting a similar build. Would be great to see the rest of the steps!
by icedub
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Building a Plywood Shinnster / BRM Paipo
Replies: 22
Views: 6017

Re: Building a Plywood Shinnster / BRM Paipo

I know a few people who have done this using two layers of 6mm (1/4") ply laminated together to 'set' some rocker. And then add a layer of glass cloth top and bottom. They ride fine but are a bit heavy. Very smooth on the water (even smoother than a genuine shinnster!) but probably a bit too heavy ...

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