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Re: Inflatable Boards for Winging

Postby Horst Sergio » Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:25 pm

nixmatters wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:19 pm
The technology exists, I will add some photos later on. I'm afraid the demand for such SUPs is not sufficient.. yet.
Thanks, would be cool to see your photos. Even if I also have quite some doupts that it would be affortable or even improve a lot the shapes. Even if it would be able to customize not just in 2D but 3D an inflatable will always stay limited in its shape, I think much easier to glue some sharp rupper edges on the tails as they already do, and as I heared with great success, for planing wind surf boards.

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Re: Inflatable Boards for Winging

Postby fluidity » Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:53 am

Horst Sergio wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:25 pm
nixmatters wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:19 pm
The technology exists, I will add some photos later on. I'm afraid the demand for such SUPs is not sufficient.. yet.
Thanks, would be cool to see your photos. Even if I also have quite some doupts that it would be affortable or even improve a lot the shapes. Even if it would be able to customize not just in 2D but 3D an inflatable will always stay limited in its shape, I think much easier to glue some sharp rupper edges on the tails as they already do, and as I heared with great success, for planing wind surf boards.
Have you got a link to any of the hard edge mods you are writing of? I'd be interested to see, factory done or user mods?

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Re: Inflatable Boards for Winging

Postby Horst Sergio » Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:12 pm

Gluing edges to faster gliding inflatables is nothing special and something nearly every iWindsurf has since years.

I am sure it is not a question if we will also see this on iWingboards but how much you will profit from them during takeoff and how much weight they will cause.

Here are some examples:
https://equipment.robertoriccidesigns.c ... eride-y25/
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Starboard has even a double edge:
https://windsurf.star-board.com/products-2019/airplane/
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@fluidity:
If you like my info, maybe you can use just the "post reply" buttom instead of spaming this topic with touble and triple quotes, thank you.
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Re: Inflatable Boards for Winging

Postby dirk8037 » Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:16 pm

I started searching for some videos on how they are put together, but only found this.
So I cant judge if that is representative, but I would not wonder if.

If anyone finds something else please post.

Also somehow expected, it still struck me how much handwork it is.
At 00:17 you can see that the core is basically 2 Layers stitched together from the role.
Dont kow if double Layer are also provided this way.
On 00:35 you can see how the rocker is put in.

So as wondered earlier, if it will be possible to "weave" in scoop - I would not say that it will happen in the next year for a price you would want to pay. Machine invest and time for individually stitched would be way to high.

Maybe there will be premium materials for the layer that are lighter and or better bendable, but thats it.

I remember that Core anouced years ago in their typical mode an iSUP with convex bow.
In regards of that process I can understand why they pulled back.

PS: I do not want to know the extent of glue fumes the workers are exposed to.
I think it would be nice to have some Fairtrade label for those things too.

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Re: Inflatable Boards for Winging

Postby Horst Sergio » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:30 pm

dirk8037 wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:16 pm
PS: I do not want to know the extent of glue fumes the workers are exposed to.
I think it would be nice to have some Fairtrade label for those things too.
Agree, let's hope the best for the workers :-?
And thanks for the video, also didn't expected so much handword.

And here is the next product / info I recieved, told that it will come 2021 around March/April/May
STX iWingboard Kubus sports.jpg
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Re: Inflatable Boards for Winging

Postby nixmatters » Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:05 pm

Took me a while to find these. about 3 years old
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