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Re: Pocket board building

Postby TomW » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:13 pm

I put my 90 cm on the other day and had 2 magic sessions in a lagoon. WOW.
Then I went out in turbulent and 1m Wind swell in 6-12 Ms gusts. It was a whole other ball's challenging, as there's no " dampening" at all. But I'm sticking with it now for a while. I think it's worth it. Agility.

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Re: Pocket board building

Postby junebug » Fri May 10, 2019 3:35 am

BWD wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:20 pm
Tactics to avoid lifting or cracking glass when through drilling:


Or drill a small pilot hole all the way, then a shallow full width hole from each side, then ream it out to full width...
I opted for this solution. It worked. I started using the blocking technique but it splintered a little bit so I stopped and just came through the other side. It might have been a little more work, but I think it was worth it.

I put the new holes so the back of the base plate is 1 inch from the back of the board. That location turned out to be perfect for my stance, which is narrower on the small board. I have taken it out a few times in flat water and it is so much fun, even in lighter wind (9kn). I don’t chase anything below that.

It’s a great feeling to ride something you made, even if it is rough around the edges. My next one will be more polished.

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