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BalsaMichel
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Split-Foil-Skate

Postby BalsaMichel » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:58 pm

This is my new split-foil-skate.

fact sheet:

Lenght 1.32m
Width 0.47m
Splitted lenght x width: 0.73m x 0.47m
total volume 7.5 liter
Core material: B-Comp B-Core QX Balsa (density approx. 195g/liter)
Core thickness 15mm --> 8mm at tip
Rocker: 1 cm starting in front of the foil-mount, total 85mm at the tip (zero-point at foil-mount)
Layup: 80g/sqm Textreme -- 300g/sqm triax carbon -- core -- 450g/sqm triax carbon
upside-down lamination so that the "more ugly" side is on the bottom
All edges ABS 3D printed, connection profile also ABS 3d printed

+++ split-systems seems to be rigid enough (we will see!!)
+++ stiffness is okay for a 15mm plate

--- a bit heavy (3.2kg)
--- foil-mount maybe a bit to far at the tail
--- HEAVY!
--- I hate the colour of the deck pad, it´s a bit too thick anyway
--- this is HEAVY for a small skate !!!

reminder for myself: Check if it´s a final sinker with the cabrinha foil before you throw it into deep water :D

Did I mention already this is a bit heavy? I´m gonna built a new one, a bit smaller with some improvements at 2.5 - 2.7kg.

Split-system was described here:

viewtopic.php?f=107&t=2406108

Micha
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Re: Split-Foil-Skate

Postby kollac » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:47 pm

Holy smokes that's tight. Do you work with composites as a professional? This is not a garage build (like my stuff :)

BalsaMichel
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Re: Split-Foil-Skate

Postby BalsaMichel » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:10 pm

kollac wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:47 pm
Holy smokes that's tight. Do you work with composites as a professional? This is not a garage build (like my stuff :)
I´m just kind of a 3D-CAD junkie. I have some experience with thermoplastic composites but not so much. Rest is trial and error.

My wintergarden-board-factory is definitively much smaller than a garage with a yield of 2 boards a year. :D

Micha

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Re: Split-Foil-Skate

Postby SWO_kite » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:22 pm

Very cool build!

For what it's worth, I like that loud green on the black/grey - It's classic sporty, like a Porsche GT3RS.


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BalsaMichel
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Re: Split-Foil-Skate

Postby BalsaMichel » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:20 pm

...Now imagine this Porsche in a muddy, pale green... doesn´t work, right? :lol:

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Re: Split-Foil-Skate

Postby SWO_kite » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:34 pm

BalsaMichel wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:20 pm
...Now imagine this Porsche in a muddy, pale green... doesn´t work, right? :lol:
I'll take your word for it - Still a cool board. :thumb:
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Re: Split-Foil-Skate

Postby jumptheshark » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:31 am

Amazing.

Commercial look for sure. That’s a compliment though it doesn’t sound like much like one!

Hope it rides great.

BalsaMichel
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Re: Split-Foil-Skate

Postby BalsaMichel » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:34 am

jumptheshark wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:31 am
Amazing.

Commercial look for sure. That’s a compliment though it doesn’t sound like much like one!

Hope it rides great.
Hey thank you :D

Tried it yesterday behind a boat. The board works, but there should be more stiffness for riders above 75kg, especially in the split area. I´m thinking of a 20mm core but it has to be lighter than this one then. If I built this again I would increase 0° fibre from 150 g/m² to somewhere over 200 g/m² and reduce +/-45° a bit.

Micha


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