I have read great posts from this forum for quite a while, and now I'm posting for first time, so thank you already from great ideas.
I have been thinking of making my first simple plywood board and I hope that I would get some tips before I start making it. My most concerns are typical: size, flex, rocker and weight. Luckily I have one plywood board already which I got as a bargain when I bought one of my kites. At the moment that is my lightwind board and I love that when my factory made boards are not enough I can still go with my plyboard.
I want to replace my plywood board with two new ones. I want one board for me to do jumps and later one for even lower wind (plydoor).
So my first consernes are:
What I have understood, people usually uses 4-6mm of ply. Is there a reason why not to use even thinner plywood, I'm thinking of 2-3mm of ply. I think it would be easier to do rocker with more layers.
How to finish the plyboards, I want to go with the easiest way because these are my first boards that I'm gonna make.
The size, I know there is no right answer to this but I found this post from other forum and I would like some comments for this. I would like the idea of kind of short and wide board:
(Post by user Gorgo at https://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Kit ... -tip-board)Dunno about those boards. I had a custom made by Cardboards some years ago and it rips in light winds and is ok in stronger winds (but a little bit skatey when the wind gets up).
135x48cm. Moderately stiff. Minimal rocker. Straps on the centre line, minimal fins.
You want planing area under your feet where it counts.
Avoid rocker. Rocker is slow and sucks power.
Avoid length and flex. A long board flexes and that makes rocker and rocker is slow.
Avoid too much finnage. Fins create drag and drag is slow....
Avoid offsetting the straps to the heel side. That edges too much. Creates drag and imbalance. Slow...