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by laroyboards
Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: First Plywood Door
Replies: 13
Views: 7590

Re: First Plywood Door

your way of building your board is good but your material is way to heavy . use one quarter inch plywood this way u can give it slight rocker about one inch and you will have a med .amount of flex. flex is very important. and the weight will cut in half. make the second sheet match the bottom peice ...
by laroyboards
Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Calikites Grand Opening San Francisco
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

Re: Calikites Grand Opening San Francisco

Good luck with your opening we all miss u here but u are better off there where there is wind Laroy
by laroyboards
Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: First board - need help
Replies: 13
Views: 4140

Re: First board - need help

Mike I like people who make there own boards so here is my advice: make the board flat it will be the simplest way then one inch rocker with continious curve and twin tips need very little volume and if the board is total wood then glass will not be needed just seal the board with a thin coat of epo...
by laroyboards
Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Looking for Kite partner in San Diego
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Re: Looking for Kite partner in San Diego

i would be glad to show u around SD but this time of year the wind only works on santa anas and storms we show up at sail bay any day it is windy but i spend most of my time in San Felipe mexico jpin our facebook so cal kiteboarders or my facebook laroy rutledge
by laroyboards
Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:38 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: light wind board
Replies: 4
Views: 1713

Re: light wind board

since u did not say surf board i think u mean twintip: so here is what u need to do what u want to do first it needs flex to ride softly then it needs about 2 inches of rocker it should be about 144 by 44 and last it should nave about one quarter inch convex to go through the chop wellall of these t...
by laroyboards
Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which Firewire surfboard would you like to see in kite line.
Replies: 56
Views: 10924

Re: Which Firewire surfboard would you like to see in kite l

what i think is what u have listed are all great but what is needed is the model u already make for someone else it is a fairly flat 5.6 fish 20 inches wide and in the real lite winds and small waves it rocks i am sure u know what board i mean. by the way i want to tell u u guys make awsome boards w...
by laroyboards
Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Help - Gripping bar in cold weather
Replies: 35
Views: 2102

Re: Help - Gripping bar in cold weather

just experienced this problem in Mexico my opinion is 2 mil max and go just a shade large on the gloves. to tight and u cant keep a grip on the bar. and the gloves should be made of smothy material only. thats all i know .
by laroyboards
Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Versatile surfboard
Replies: 28
Views: 3254

Re: Versatile surfboard

reading your post what i think u want is not so much a surfboard as a user friendly surfboard that is fast and very little tail rocker and good in chop. the only one made by a large company i can think of is the F one 5.6 fish. this board is very unusual in that it is frirly flat. it will work fairl...
by laroyboards
Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: F-one Board Delamination Issue - Update
Replies: 51
Views: 7117

Re: F-one Board Delamination Issue - Warranty Denied... WTF?

as a board builder i would say this u did not buy the board from f one u bought it from a dealer and that is who should handle it for u f one is a very costly board and should do something for u that u are happy with personaly i would take it back and fix it for free and pay for the freight. the pro...
by laroyboards
Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Any way to make below the bar trim easier?
Replies: 21
Views: 2000

Re: Any way to make below the bar trim easier?

in San Diego we have been dealing with that problem for a long time all u have to do to any below the bar system is to put a pully on the other end of the rope. the rope just is not designed to wrap around a ring and pull easily.

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