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Adding custom footstrap placement on Hypermiler board

Postby Okkiteboarder » Fri May 31, 2019 2:52 pm

What’s the easiest way to add a custom screw hole in the area marked for a more forward back strap position to match my narrow stance?
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Re: Adding custom footstrap placement on Hypermiler board

Postby jakemoore » Fri May 31, 2019 6:08 pm

Can the foil move back farther? Then the front strap could also move back.

You have a large tail on the board doing nothing for you and some extra nose might be nice in a touchdown.

NSI has some stick on strap inserts might offer an option.
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Re: Adding custom footstrap placement on Hypermiler board

Postby TomW » Fri May 31, 2019 8:29 pm

Yea, looks like you have 250-300 mm to the tail! That is huge. You can put your plate as far back as possible. I build my boards with mast plate 70mm from the tail.
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Re: Adding custom footstrap placement on Hypermiler board

Postby Okkiteboarder » Fri May 31, 2019 11:37 pm

TomW wrote:
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Yea, looks like you have 250-300 mm to the tail! That is huge. You can put your plate as far back as possible. I build my boards with mast plate 70mm from the tail.
Tom, as you can see, I can only move the front strap back two notches, which will still leave way too wide of a stance for me if I utilized the most forward position of the back strap setting. How hard is it to add an additional screw hole for the back?

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Re: Adding custom footstrap placement on Hypermiler board

Postby Kamikuza » Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:51 am

Why is your stance so narrow?

Not hard at all if you take it to a shaper and ask them to do it.

I'd move the front straps all the way back if you really insist on having them, then keep moving the foil mounting point back to suit. And widen your stance.
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Re: Adding custom footstrap placement on Hypermiler board

Postby junebug » Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:20 pm

I would go with Kami’s approach. Unless you want the back strap for jumping, you could also try a hook facing forward in the most forward back screw hole.

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Re: Adding custom footstrap placement on Hypermiler board

Postby Okkiteboarder » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:57 pm

junebug wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:20 pm
I would go with Kami’s approach. Unless you want the back strap for jumping, you could also try a hook facing forward in the most forward back screw hole.
Yes. I only want the back strap for jumping.

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Re: Adding custom footstrap placement on Hypermiler board

Postby Kamikuza » Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:00 pm

Okkiteboarder wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:57 pm
junebug wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:20 pm
I would go with Kami’s approach. Unless you want the back strap for jumping, you could also try a hook facing forward in the most forward back screw hole.
Yes. I only want the back strap for jumping.
Then you'll have to widen your stance :D

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Re: Adding custom footstrap placement on Hypermiler board

Postby TomW » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:05 am

I build boards and adding a strap insert and keeping it strong enough for jumping needs work.
Get an insert online. Recommend one of the plastic kind with 2-4 holes in a row. Mark where it will go, route out area that is correct depth + 5mm, and about +10mm all around. Fill that with high density foam, h80 or higher. Then re- route for insert with +1mm around. Glue it in with epoxy and thickener ( microballons work, but fumed silica better). Grind it down, cover the holes and put down 3-4 layers glass patches over it. Then feather that.

So, take it to a professional unless you have all the tools, materials and a few evenings time.

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Re: Adding custom footstrap placement on Hypermiler board

Postby grandeand » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:38 pm

I have the opposite problem instead.
I have to move the mast aft.
this is the position of the steering column with mast moses 101 and 590 with 330.
I would like to use this same board to mount wave 633 with 483.
I could leave the front screws of the mast in the tracks and make two through holes to put the rear screws of the mast.
tips?
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