Brettn5y wrote: ↑Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:04 pmHi,
I'm attempting my first wake board build.
I was planning on a 150cm long board similar in style to a liquid force TAO.
I'm in Australia, so I locally sourced paulownia timber planks (12mmx100mmx1500) which I will cut into 2cm vertical strips, glue and make my core from that.
I have read quite a lot on the forums here but was wondering if anyone could offer some advice?
- no need to cut
When thinning the tail and tips, I assume I'm thinning down what will eventually be the topside of the board? I will be using a router to do the rough thinning and then finish off with a sander.
- belt sander only, router need a jig
Do you generally use the same type of resin for the poured rails that you would use for the mat?
- not me. Check my builds
I was planning on building a press, instead of vacuum bagging the board, so if I did go that way what percentage of spring back might there be, I've read for a rocker table with vacuum you can expect 50-60% spring back. Would a press be much less than this, like 20%?
If I do vacuum the core, should I do the top first on a rocker table, and then vacuum bag the bottom? I have seen a few examples where people have vacuumed the bottom on a rocker table and the mat has creased...
I'll post some pics as I progress.
My LF Harley with wet Raph bindings weighs about 5kg. Triax glass with foam core, grind base. A hybrid design (wood core) will be a bit heavier.Brettn5y wrote: ↑Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:03 amI'm after flex, as this is a park wake board.
I though almost all cable wake boards were using triaxial glass, but maybe I got that wrong?
1.2kg does sound awfully heavy though... And that's not counting the top and bottom sheets, inserts and the bindings I'll be bolting on....
I'd better do some more research
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