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Re: Chubanga v2 2019

Postby elguapo » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:38 am

any pearls of wismon on boards that match well with chubangas masts/gliders?
(besides chubanga's)


looking at a 3 month delivery on the v2 foil.... got a bit of time to shop around

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Re: Chubanga v2 2019

Postby Thomas1kite » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:54 am

If you are in Europe - check Tarifa Foil Boards ,Rift boards - making pretty good race boards.

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Re: Chubanga v2 2019

Postby elguapo » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:48 pm

is there a reason the finish on some of these raceboards are so.......sloppy?
are we supposed to finish it at home or something?

i was very underwhelmed on the finish job on a camet board..

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Re: Chubanga v2 2019

Postby Peter_Frank » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:00 pm

elguapo wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:48 pm
is there a reason the finish on some of these raceboards are so.......sloppy?
are we supposed to finish it at home or something?

i was very underwhelmed on the finish job on a camet board..

Yes there is, the finish does not matter at all, well, it is actually lowering performance so avoided by all means.

So as scraped as possible, no colours no thick coating, just low weight, stiff, and matte surface on the foil - that is what matters.

It has been like that ever since the windsurf formula boards and kitesurf formula boards, and now kitefoil raceboards :thumb:

Maybe not pretty, but doesnt matter when you know what matters, and to the eye of most who like performance, they ARE pretty when totally scraped down to the bare essentials :D

A problem if you are not racing full on, but for some reason want a raceboard - then you might not like this look :roll:

8) Peter

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Re: Chubanga v2 2019

Postby Pedro Marcos » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:23 pm

Still you can get pretty decent finishings on TFB, Hidro, Temavento, pretty decent considering what Peter said above.

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Re: Chubanga v2 2019

Postby elguapo » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:52 pm

Peter_Frank wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:00 pm
elguapo wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:48 pm
is there a reason the finish on some of these raceboards are so.......sloppy?
are we supposed to finish it at home or something?

i was very underwhelmed on the finish job on a camet board..

Yes there is, the finish does not matter at all, well, it is actually lowering performance so avoided by all means.

So as scraped as possible, no colours no thick coating, just low weight, stiff, and matte surface on the foil - that is what matters.

It has been like that ever since the windsurf formula boards and kitesurf formula boards, and now kitefoil raceboards :thumb:

Maybe not pretty, but doesnt matter when you know what matters, and to the eye of most who like performance, they ARE pretty when totally scraped down to the bare essentials :D

A problem if you are not racing full on, but for some reason want a raceboard - then you might not like this look :roll:

8) Peter
:thumb:

i did not know that...and now i know.

however it is...interesting... this tradition/thinking of 'performance must come at the expense of appearance' thing.

performance cars, performance boats, planes....
hell, even track outfits and shoes for the olympic games...do not seem to have this problem if making things performace "presentable"


luca's foils are gorgeous....and fast too
it would be nice if boardmakers can started a new tradition of performance boards....that look actually look like more than 10 mins was spent making it.


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