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aerohydro
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First plywood twin tip

Postby aerohydro » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:07 pm

I'm at the very earliest stage of learning to kitesurf and am aiming to build my own boards as I progress. So far I've had one session on this board where I managed to stay upright for about a 30 seconds over the course of three hours, I did have to learn to fly a new kite in that time as well.

The board is 9mm ply, epoxy coated. Design and construction basically follow the concepts from zeroprestige.org. The fins are the only place I used any glass. I steam-ironed some rocker into it, but it ended up pretty flat. I weigh 70-75kg so I suppose this is a pretty big board. I felt underpowered with an 11 square metre kite in 15 knots.

I doubt the curves really do anything besides look intersting, but I just couldn't bring myself to leave it rectangular.

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Looking forward to some wind so I can try it again.

I would appreciate any comments/critique on this board or suggestions for my next one.

Leon

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Re: First plywood twin tip

Postby downunder » Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:49 pm

Yeah,

did see that on a SB. Plummet already commented there...

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Re: First plywood twin tip

Postby LetsFlyaKite » Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:48 pm

Wow that is the coolest plywood board I have ever seen

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Re: First plywood twin tip

Postby matth » Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:23 pm

I'm thinking if Fred Flintstone kited this is what his board would look like. Only kidding it looks good and I'm sure it was fun to build.


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