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TomW
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Raceboard build

Postby TomW » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:28 pm

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Finished up this race board for a young local racer.
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Re: Raceboard build

Postby SparD » Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:58 pm

Looks neat !

For which foil is it ? What are the dimensions and weight ?

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Re: Raceboard build

Postby thewindego » Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:18 pm

Looks the business! Whats the construction and finish?

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Re: Raceboard build

Postby TomW » Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:24 pm

It's EPS 32kg/ m3 core with layers of 200g twill carbon. 3,5kg. Too heavy, I know. It was partially the heavy boxes and pro level build would use 20kg eps and 3mm 80 kg skin foam on deck and KF box.
1400*385
The rider is young developing racer and he's still on a duotone freerace foil, has also a levitaz race foil. So therefore boxes to allow multiple foils.
This is my first race board. Depending on rider's feedback and progression to other hi performance foils will probably make another one next season.
Rider is on swedish national team on 49ers but has ambition for kite racing at Olympics 2024. Wanted to help him out.

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Re: Raceboard build

Postby alfigo » Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:59 pm

Could you explain how you do to get the paint gradient? Thank You.

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Re: Raceboard build

Postby grandeand » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:03 pm

beautiful table ... excellent outline, then the rider will give you his impressions. can already jibe and tack in foiling? did you put the steps in a block with higher density? come on, tell us how you made that color?

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Re: Raceboard build

Postby TomW » Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:43 pm

grandeand wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:03 pm
beautiful table ... excellent outline, then the rider will give you his impressions. can already jibe and tack in foiling? did you put the steps in a block with higher density? come on, tell us how you made that color?
The rider can gybe and tack. Plus he's been seriously racing dingys since he was small, so knows how to race.
Yes, all inserts are in 80kg foam inserts.
Color is easy. After laminating, I mix epoxy and yellow pigment and mix in white glass micro balloons to " runny honey" consistency and brush it on. Then sand it down with surfboard pad 80grit. Light color against dark carbon it's easy to see when it's smooth and not sand through. Then a clear flow coat and wetsanding to 800grit.
You can ask to join my FB group TW Surfboards and see my work. Just a hobby.

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Re: Costruzione Raceboard

Postby grandeand » Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:47 pm

TomW wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:43 pm
grandeand wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:03 pm
beautiful table ... excellent outline, then the rider will give you his impressions. can already jibe and tack in foiling? did you put the steps in a block with higher density? come on, tell us how you made that color?
The rider can gybe and tack. Plus he's been seriously racing dingys since he was small, so knows how to race.
Yes, all inserts are in 80kg foam inserts.
Color is easy. After laminating, I mix epoxy and yellow pigment and mix in white glass micro balloons to " runny honey" consistency and brush it on. Then sand it down with surfboard pad 80grit. Light color against dark carbon it's easy to see when it's smooth and not sand through. Then a clear flow coat and wetsanding to 800grit.
You can ask to join my FB group TW Surfboards and see my work. Just a hobby.
thank you very much,
I will add myself to your group.
my name is Andrea wave and I'm Italian.
thank you for the color tips, I needed it for my next table.
you've got up with the transparent two-component paint?

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Re: Raceboard build

Postby TomW » Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:13 pm

I don't like using 2 component polyurethane paint. It has huge amounts of VoC and super dangerous for your health.


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