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Carafino board inside

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:56 am
by BigTomi
Hi guys,

if you wander what is inside of Carafino boards here are some photos, this is 4-5 year old board hoping new one are bit better.

If someone has idea what to do with this board apart of scraping it weary welcome.

How to repair and strengthen this board?

Tomi

Re: Carafino board inside

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:44 am
by poldo
Could happen after 4/5 years use. I would not try to repair it,toobig damage. Take a new board, an old cheap kitesurboard would be great. Or try no-volume board that is more resistant (but less buoyant)

Re: Carafino board inside

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:06 pm
by wind_rider
Yeah but they have a lifetime warranty :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Sorry :!:

Re: Carafino board inside

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:56 pm
by cglazier
My old 2007 Carafino broke like that too, but only after several years of use. I had fun on that old board and have no complaints.

:wink: CG

Re: Carafino board inside

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:01 pm
by darippah
i'd just stuff 4 wood stringers into the board about 18 inches on both ends and fiberglass both sides very well... i think that's how its done with surfboards and holds pretty well...

also should consider using an old twin tip or wood plank as your board, once you know how to ride a foil there's not much need for a high tech board in my humble opinion

Re: Carafino board inside

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:18 pm
by Hawaiis
I made this Paipo hydrofoil board with a one inch plank of Paulowenia wood. the dimensions are 3.5'X13"X1"
Paulowenia is used to make the Alaia and Paipo board before the invention of fiberglass and foam.

Re: Carafino board inside

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:30 pm
by windrupted
wind wanker cheap shots are no fun anymore. Any light board will snap at some point, and if you can't fix it, you don't deserve it. You just made me a Carafino booster. Not giving any money up front though......not yet anyway. Smite the Wind Wanker and let Carafino try to redeem himself I say.

Re: Carafino board inside

Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:37 am
by s1buell_wl
4 years one board!!!! that's F'n great. Buy another board from them!!!!!

I've never had anything kite related last 4y.

Re: Carafino board inside

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:18 am
by BigTomi
Thanks guys for reply and yours ideas

I was surprised that board has none stringer that is at least strange. :o

For s fun I will try to put two marine plywood stringers with epoxy in 70% of length of a board, strengthen upper skin with fibreglass at least 3 layers and make stronger lower attachment surface of board making it wider and longer towards front of a board.

Maybe will work :cry: :?:

That will be short time fix.

I am still in thinking to build new board at to try to make mount to some old surf board I have.

Does anyone has any details how to make attachment point to standard surfboard and how to strengthen it? Any info is appreciated.

By the end of a day when I have enough info will be building new board.

Tomi

Re: Carafino board inside

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:31 am
by Hawaiis
BigTomi wrote:Thanks guys for reply and yours ideas

I was surprised that board has none stringer that is at least strange. :o

For s fun I will try to put two marine plywood stringers with epoxy in 70% of length of a board, strengthen upper skin with fibreglass at least 3 layers and make stronger lower attachment surface of board making it wider and longer towards front of a board.

Maybe will work :cry: :?:

That will be short time fix.

I am still in thinking to build new board at to try to make mount to some old surf board I have.

Does anyone has any details how to make attachment point to standard surfboard and how to strengthen it? Any info is appreciated.

By the end of a day when I have enough info will be building new board.

Tomi
If you use paulownia wood, you don't need reinforcements.