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How to build a pocket foil board?

Postby JoseTumaco » Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:44 am

I live in Tumaco, very far from kite shops, and want to build a pocket foil board. Please need advice:
Are this the correct Steps?:
1. Shape the polystirene core
2. Insert the foil plate structure
3. Fiberglass (2 skins) (carbón is not available here)
4. Resin lamination. Only epoxi Resin is accepted?
Questions:
How to insert the foil plate structure?
Is it better polystirene core or wood core.
Is this aventuré possible or better not to try? :lol:

Please link Tutorials if you know, I saw these in YouTube:




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Re: How to build a pocket foil board?

Postby JoseTumaco » Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:08 am

Is this the only way to insert the box?
How could I insert just 4 holes?

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Re: How to build a pocket foil board?

Postby PrfctChaos » Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:37 am

Mate, there are a couple of threads where people show how they made DYI pocket boards. I suggest starting by reading those. And most would only use polystyrene (EPS) for boards with a lot of volume. Most use a 60 or 80 kg/m^3 closed cell pcv foam...

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Re: How to build a pocket foil board?

Postby JoseTumaco » Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:14 pm

PrfctChaos wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:37 am
Mate, there are a couple of threads where people show how they made DYI pocket boards. I suggest starting by reading those. And most would only use polystyrene (EPS) for boards with a lot of volume. Most use a 60 or 80 kg/m^3 closed cell pcv foam...
Thanks for the Tip of pvc foam!
I tried to find the threads, but I could'nt,... :(
Can you help me?

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Re: How to build a pocket foil board?

Postby TomW » Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:40 pm

Go over to gear builders section
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Re: How to build a pocket foil board?

Postby Peter_Frank » Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:42 pm

Are you looking in the right forum, Gear Builders?

viewforum.php?f=107

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Re: How to build a pocket foil board?

Postby PrfctChaos » Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:59 pm

JoseTumaco wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:14 pm
PrfctChaos wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:37 am
Mate, there are a couple of threads where people show how they made DYI pocket boards. I suggest starting by reading those. And most would only use polystyrene (EPS) for boards with a lot of volume. Most use a 60 or 80 kg/m^3 closed cell pcv foam...
Thanks for the Tip of pvc foam!
I tried to find the threads, but I could'nt,... :(
Can you help me?
PVC foam with Carbon over the top is simple and bombproof. Here TomW makes a few very pretty boards.
viewtopic.php?f=107&t=2407559

And here is a long Pocket board thread showing plenty of different constructions. Ranging through Wood core, EPS, PVC, XPS etc etc etc. I've used EPS, Pauwlonia and Balsa in the past for kite foil or prone foil boards. And for a Kite foil pocket board have settled on PVC60 Kg/m^3 foam (20mm thick) and carbon skin as my preferred choice.
viewtopic.php?f=107&t=2401299
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Re: How to build a pocket foil board?

Postby JoseTumaco » Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:10 am

Thanks a lot for your hepl!


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