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TomW
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Kite surfboards

Postby TomW » Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:49 pm

Starting my 2017 projects. Have 5 boards to build this winter.
5-0 hybrid ( prototype for myself )
5-2 hybrid
5-0 compact
5-2 compact
5-4 compact

Building even thinner this year. Foam us down to 5mm in noses and 10mm at concaves.
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Re: Kite surfboards

Postby rynhardt » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:06 pm

Are you having the cores CnC'd? They look very precise!
With such thin edges will you be wrapping the glass over or do you have another plan?

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Re: Kite surfboards

Postby plummet » Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:22 am

Your work is always fantastic. I love the channels.

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Re: Kite surfboards

Postby Bletti » Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:34 am

Please take plenty of pictures as you build. Looks like an awesome design i'd love to copy for a hybrid.

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Re: Kite surfboards

Postby TomW » Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:18 pm

Final shaped 4 boards this weekend. Yes blanks are CNC on akushaper. They are quite precise, but this time blanks came back 5-8 mm thinner than design file. Shop says it's because shape is so thin, foam us deflected during machining, but first batch last year was perfect.
I've worked around it.
Don't think I could shape these by hand from blank.
Will wrap rails - carefully... Hand layup, no vacuum except for wood deck which I do after bottom and rail lam.
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Re: Kite surfboards

Postby TomW » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:43 pm

Doing some lamination now.
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Re: Kite surfboards

Postby wood1 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:52 am

beautiful boards ,and great work,keep those pictures coming :-)

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Re: Kite surfboards

Postby Kamikuza » Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:01 pm

Lovely...especially the yellow.

Do what I assume are carbon stripes actually help?

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Re: Kite surfboards

Postby TomW » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:26 pm

Kamikuza wrote:Lovely...especially the yellow.

Do what I assume are carbon stripes actually help?
I actually have no idea carbon makes any difference. I suspect they are not needed for longitudinal stiffness.
But generally I need strength in tail to withstand fin forces, but that could probably be done some other way. Future work.....

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Re: Kite surfboards

Postby TomW » Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:43 pm

Work today
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