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by downunder
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: First wake board build
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: First wake board build

No,

All my rails are premade PU.

The process is well defined and explained on the site.

Works for me :)

Mind you, for 90kg rider I would use 14mm wood core in the middle.
by downunder
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: First wake board build
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: First wake board build

12mm Paulownia thinned on tips as in here: https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=2387451 does not flex much. With any triax (FG or CF), that would be a bulldozer board :) Riding the above board for last 4 years, it says a lot about strength. But, that depends on rider weight and other variable...
by downunder
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: First wake board build
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: First wake board build

Triax FG? Forget about it. That is almost 1.2kg of glass with resin. Plus, really difficult to wet out. Carbon on the other hand is way more better. I hope you know the stiffness comes from the core thickness, cubed. So 2mm diff in a core equals heaps more than 1mm, ie 10mm^3 is 1000 but 12^3 is 172...
by downunder
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: First wake board build
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: First wake board build

Hi, I'm attempting my first wake board build. I was planning on a 150cm long board similar in style to a liquid force TAO. I'm in Australia, so I locally sourced paulownia timber planks (12mmx100mmx1500) which I will cut into 2cm vertical strips, glue and make my core from that. I have read quite a...
by downunder
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: First wake board build
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: First wake board build

Im in Perth.

Starting a HF board build next week. U checked this forum?

http://boardbuilders-forum.1077691.n5.nabble.com/

Your first enemy is not doing a KISS build. Thats my only advice at this point.

All the rest is covered in here or above forum.

D.
by downunder
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 207
Views: 35113

Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

Still going on about the QR? ;-) The first thing is to REPLACE the dangling part :) So it can't get stuck etc. How to replace is the choice to make ;) I'll put a vid at some stage. Show us how and you may have a point. So far.. not so much. :-) It might be true that the other solutions are more int...
by downunder
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: sea anchor!
Replies: 32
Views: 1351

Re: sea anchor!

This thread is too funny... Any foil kiter swimming in would pickup so much sand on the beach that the kite would weight a ton. That sand is not going out by itself. It is actually proven that some models will take a sand into TE seams and stay there forever. FOREVER. That is, if not getting a hose ...
by downunder
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 207
Views: 35113

Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

Haha. :-D I like that you are so open to suggestions, but I have yet to understand them. ;-) I see this Wichard as being inferior to the self constructed QR version above. It uses about the same space, it is more complicated to eject and it is way more expensive. First you will always have one part...
by downunder
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: trimless bar setup for racing?
Replies: 20
Views: 1904

Re: trimless bar setup for racing?

The next session I tried to not use the trim and didn't work for me at all! I definitely need some trim to go upwind with a powered kite (e.g. 15m in 15+ knots). I guess you were on long lines, correct? I have stopped using the depower once I've started to use short lines. Soul 15m on 9-12m lines w...
by downunder
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: A15ME for a heavier guy
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: A15ME for a heavier guy

Edge. I sold all my foils. It's not about them, but me :) I love pumping the kite, get that six pack, and not to swim in. All my buddies were swimming in at some stage. Not me. Hate it. Foils are fine, nice to fly, but the benefits for recreational kiter are low. Plus, ex-PG pilot, fine with bridles...

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