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max
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Re: Kite surfboards

Postby max » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:24 pm

Awesome Tom.

Are you using a mix of wood veneers? What sort of thickness?

TomW
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Kiting since: 2001
Local Beach: Vejbystrand
Gear: Homemade 4-8 compact
Slingshot 5-8 Celeritas
Slingshot Space pickle
Slingshot Rally 8&10
Core XR3 12m
Core XR2 Lw 17m
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Re: Kite surfboards

Postby TomW » Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:09 pm

Max,
Using Abachi 1,5 mm. The dark part I stained Abachi with epoxy mixed with chestnut and black pigment.
I've run out of veneers now and will have to re-supply.

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Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:43 pm
Kiting since: 2001
Local Beach: Vejbystrand
Gear: Homemade 4-8 compact
Slingshot 5-8 Celeritas
Slingshot Space pickle
Slingshot Rally 8&10
Core XR3 12m
Core XR2 Lw 17m
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Sweden

Re: Kite surfboards

Postby TomW » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:28 pm

Doing finish work now
2017-01-06 17.19.10.jpg

2017-01-06 17.19.31.jpg

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Re: Kite surfboards

Postby max » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:35 am

TomW wrote:Doing finish work now
2017-01-06 17.19.10.jpg
2017-01-06 17.19.31.jpg



love your work Tom.

I just finished making a BRM/Paipo style board to go on my Zeeko foil and am already planning a smaller version.

Agree though that a board that does well all the things you like in kiting would be awesome to have/build if such a thing is possible.

TomW
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Posts: 1254
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:43 pm
Kiting since: 2001
Local Beach: Vejbystrand
Gear: Homemade 4-8 compact
Slingshot 5-8 Celeritas
Slingshot Space pickle
Slingshot Rally 8&10
Core XR3 12m
Core XR2 Lw 17m
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Sweden

Re: Kite surfboards

Postby TomW » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:29 am

Max,
I'm not a believer of multi purpose design. Compromise is inevitable.
But, I'm retro fitting one of my surfboards to take my foil. To do this, I have made a spacer that fits between foil strut plate ( Moses with standard 165x90 bolt pattern), and reinforcement in thru board bolt holes. That way surfboard has no change to bottom shape, but board will gain weight.
So perhaps it's not impossible to combine paipo or surfboard with foil.


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