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by thewindego
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Wrinkles, WTF
Replies: 31
Views: 1322

Re: Wrinkles, WTF

Nice layup Tom. Looks perfect. What is the carbon gm/m2?
by thewindego
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket Razors
Replies: 16
Views: 840

Re: Pocket Razors

Looking good.
by thewindego
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 3D Printing Advices
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: 3D Printing Advices

A great place to start is sign up for the free tinkercad online cad. Yuu can do a lot of simple stuff and even import into fusion360.
by thewindego
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Found my relic Flexifoil Blade II 6.4m in the attic-looking for flying advice
Replies: 40
Views: 980

Re: Found my relic Flexifoil Blade II 6.4m in the attic-looking for flying advice

I was in Maui in 2005 or so and there was a guy boosting higher than anyone on a 6.4. Keep it!
by thewindego
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket board building
Replies: 370
Views: 31619

Re: Pocket board building

Thats true if you are doing wood core and light skins. With a substantial skin and the dreaded foam core then the resin/glass plugs work well as they tie the 2 really good skins together....done. With wood and some paper skins yes you need your plan...but.
by thewindego
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket board building
Replies: 370
Views: 31619

Re: Pocket board building

The foil plate must sit flat. Looks like your concave was the main problem. At least the long axis held just the weak other axis let go. Its salvageable just fill that concave with something so the plate has a solid bearing and a little extra. Me I would go WAY extra ;)
by thewindego
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Who uses a cnc for their builds
Replies: 27
Views: 1046

Re: Who uses a cnc for their builds

In my search for 3d cam options I stumbled on this.
https://www.deskproto.com/
Imports stl and has a decent visual toopath. Seems really easy to navigate. My cnc is waiting for me at fedex..woop.
by thewindego
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Stringer in small foilbord?
Replies: 29
Views: 1919

Re: Stringer in small foilbord?

The one rider of that pictured naked carbon I posted he calls his forever board the black pearl. Tom when you finish your 110 with 20mm pvc I will be interested to see where your weight ends up compared to my overkill layup, I figure the one 600gm layer per side well vacuum won't really cost that mu...
by thewindego
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Who uses a cnc for their builds
Replies: 27
Views: 1046

Re: Who uses a cnc for their builds

The post...who uses a cnc not who doesn't ;) I'm pretty skilled at hand tools too as well building boards for 35years by hand. Its a bucket list thing for me to go cnc now and really just another tool which will fun to play with it. In the end this is just a fun hobby for me anyway.
by thewindego
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket Razors
Replies: 16
Views: 840

Re: Pocket Razors

I put rocker in 20mm corecell just with the vacuum as well. Simple and reliable boards.

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