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by bay surfer
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket board building
Replies: 336
Views: 28138

Re: Pocket board building

From watching video of XPS board building and my experience, final shaping is with 60 grit sandpaper, final surface is very rough and has small tears which the epoxy gets into and should help with the sheering problem, I used wood stringers glued to the XPS with PU glue so epoxy also has the wood to...
by bay surfer
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Liquid force kiteboarding stops business
Replies: 37
Views: 3135

Re: Liquid force kiteboarding stops business

LF kites are run of the mill, But LF top of the line boards are some of the best on the market. Sad.
by bay surfer
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket board building
Replies: 336
Views: 28138

Re: Pocket board building

revhed wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:13 am
Why anyone would choose Xps as core vs Eps is not understood. :roll:
XPS is Waterproof vs EPS Not so much, Pink Ridged verses White crumbly.
Both are cheap, both can be sanded down and shaped fast.
by bay surfer
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket board building
Replies: 336
Views: 28138

Re: Pocket board building

I put the foot Hook/strap insert in after I pegged the carbon to the board then glassed over x2, the florescent play dough was easy to see, plus the board is painted cant tell I did that.
by bay surfer
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket board building
Replies: 336
Views: 28138

Re: Pocket board building

Finely finished my pocket board, just under 3kg, 107cm x 46cm x 3.5 cm. Straight hand layup no vacuum bagging. XPS foam, 2 cedar stringers, 2 layers carbon and 2 layers glass then paint. Love how the boxes turned out, PLAYDOUGH ROCKS, filled the boxes with it then carbon/glassed over, then routered ...
by bay surfer
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foil Bridle Line repair
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Foil Bridle Line repair

Just use some kiteline same diameter, darning needle feed into itself then out tighten, simple stitch down line. the other side is the tricky but easy, make the loop bigger than the old line just a bit and pull the line threw till right size, tighten recheck, if right stitch. Don't stitch all the wa...
by bay surfer
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airush Vantage - small kites in gusty winds
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: Airush Vantage - small kites in gusty winds

I have a 13m and 18m Vantage I use for foiling, good kites, Have to pump up to 10psi or LE can deform is gusts. The 13m has 6 struts, 18m 3 struts and is designed for light wind, Its super light weight kite too. Both kites jump good, and handle gusts real good due to they are High aspect race kites....
by bay surfer
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket board building
Replies: 336
Views: 28138

Re: Pocket board building

Decided I needed a pocket board for a new large floaty wing I made. XPS foam, cedar stringers, 110cm by 46cm so far pressed some 6 oz carbon on top and for pads. Plan for the bottom carbon down bottom and one layer around box. Planning on glassing top and bottom with 2 layers of 6oz glass which will...
by bay surfer
Wed May 27, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket board building
Replies: 336
Views: 28138

Re: Pocket board building

I attempted peelply finish without vacuum on top of the board as mentioned on this thread, but got these bubbles. I ironed the peelply beforehand. What causes these? Possible to eliminate these without vacuum? Hand layup air bubbles are a problem, You can use a Heat gun to remove a majority of bubb...
by bay surfer
Mon May 25, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Best glue for plywood and plywood XPS sandwich
Replies: 13
Views: 796

Re: Best glue for plywood and plywood XPS sandwich

West system or other like Epoxy is the best glue for laminating plywood, its rather CHEAP for laminating as long as you don't use large amounts. Back a few years ago I use to make wood composite boards with concave, rocker, and fiberglass stringers without a vacuum bag. I used a Form and Screws. Dry...

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