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Strapless board (no mass production board's)

Postby nikolaygadzhev77 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:20 pm

Hi all what strapless board you using i don't like the big brands board,what is you're experience with regular or local board shapers any review's

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Re: Strapless board (no mass production board's)

Postby chibern » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:00 pm

here's my experience... viewtopic.php?p=1033897#p1033897

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Re: Strapless board (no mass production board's)

Postby peppedurso » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:19 pm

Hi,
I wasn’t happy either with production board, always too big, too heavy, too much volume. Then I rode an Appletree surfboard and it was love at first sight. 2 years now that I ride appleflap full carbon and klokhouse, very well balanced, reactive, user friendly. I will never go back to production board, no reason for it.

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Re: Strapless board (no mass production board's)

Postby longwhitecloud » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:11 am

does anyone know what the material on firewire heliums is used to sandwich the xps?

would like to do a custom as light as these... they are the lightest boards i ever , custom or production, held that seem to stand up to kiting

it doesnt seem to be pvc foam , it is from the aircraft industry.. it is white

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Re: Strapless board (no mass production board's)

Postby decay » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:19 pm

longwhitecloud wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:11 am
does anyone know what the material on firewire heliums is used to sandwich the xps?

would like to do a custom as light as these... they are the lightest boards i ever , custom or production, held that seem to stand up to kiting

it doesnt seem to be pvc foam , it is from the aircraft industry.. it is white
Sounds like Corecell SAN foam - my fav for foam cored TT's too.

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Re: Strapless board (no mass production board's)

Postby longwhitecloud » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:08 am

thx, yes might be. it just looks like polystyrene foam not made of balls if you know what i mean..

seems it can flex and crush a lot before it plastically deforms

kelly slater technology huh.

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Re: Strapless board (no mass production board's)

Postby BigZ » Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:25 am

I have been using kite surfboards from these shapers for many years:

http://www.fcdsurfboards.com/kite/

http://noeboards.com/

Never going back to production junk from China or Thailand.

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Re: Strapless board (no mass production board's)

Postby TomW » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:14 pm

You can make your own too. It's not rocket science. It's a craft, accessible to many with a little study and patience.
Check out backyard surfboard shapers on fb. Or swaylocks online if you wanna geek out.


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