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Re: Pocket board building

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:37 pm
by max
TomW wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:14 pm

I'm not sure which method is best. But my bet is putting bighead on deck is better than embedded in epoxy close to the bottom.
I think i agree here.

Also possibly simpler to set up with bighead on deck.

Re: Pocket board building

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:16 pm
by TomW
I've decided to laminate the whole board before putting in bighead on deck side.
I'm going to sand down the area on the deck foam around each big head down 2mm. Then put all the carbon and glass on it. Creating a thick laminate under the bighead.
Then I'll glue in the big heads deck side, and add some glass patches over them.

The bighead will still be in an epoxy plug.

This way, if there are any problems with the insert like corrosion or stripping out, I can more easily extract it and replace.

Re: Pocket board building

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:35 pm
by omg
What kind of structure might the very light pocket boards have ie. Anton for example claims that the 80cm board is 1,1kg!!! And it's not 20cm wide, but a normal one, 40+cm I believe. It looks very thin however which makes harder to create a stiff board.

Just curious how light board a DIY builder can build? I am looking for 100-110cm board as light as possible for travelling.

Re: Pocket board building

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:46 pm
by TomW
omg wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:35 pm
What kind of structure might the very light pocket boards have ie. Anton for example claims that the 80cm board is 1,1kg!!! And it's not 20cm wide, but a normal one, 40+cm I believe. It looks very thin however which makes harder to create a stiff board.

Just curious how light board a DIY builder can build? I am looking for 100-110cm board as light as possible for travelling.
I'm making 90cmx46cm. My 120cm is 2,3 kg. So it'll be 1,75 kg is my guess.
For travelling that's plenty light. It needs to take a beating, even in a bag.
I'll be travelling with one Ozone bar, a Hyperlink 9m UL and 7m. My Boardshorts harness( is probably 500g lighter than my RE waist harness.) flotation vest, 2mm shortjohn.
Then a Moses 93cm mast and 633 wingset and fuselage. Small toolkit.
One Check-in. Bought a wheeled 37" hockey bag for it.
Carry-on for basic clothes. Helmet strapped on outside...

Re: Pocket board building

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:55 pm
by TomW
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Doing lamination on a 90cm and 102cm boards. Carbon decks on both.

Re: Pocket board building

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:43 pm
by omg
TomW,

those look really nice as always =)

Can you reveal what's the structure of the boards now and what core(cores) are you using, please?

Re: Pocket board building

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:54 pm
by TomW
omg wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:43 pm
TomW,

those look really nice as always =)

Can you reveal what's the structure of the boards now and what core(cores) are you using, please?
PU surfboard blank core.
Laminations from deck down :
2x 4oz glass
Deck patch 4 oz glass
Carbon twill deck
250g UniD CF strips x2 -180mm wide
4oz glass
Foam
4oz glass
250g uni D CF x 3 -100 to 180mm wide
2 x4oz glass

Re: Pocket board building

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:23 am
by omg
Tackar Tom.

Re: Pocket board building

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:34 pm
by TomW
Varsågod

Re: Pocket board building

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:04 pm
by TomW
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