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by rynhardt
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Airex/carbon kiteboard build
Replies: 13
Views: 717

Re: Airex/carbon kiteboard build

Getting rid of Air bubbles on the bottom is the toughest for me in building process. And they only get bigger in the heat of the sun. Doing it with a Isosport sheet will only result in way way worse result. ;) Depends on your prep work. If you have enough channels and holes you can get rid of the d...
by rynhardt
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Airex/carbon kiteboard build
Replies: 13
Views: 717

Re: Airex/carbon kiteboard build

What about something like Soric, which is a polyester bulker mat. It should fill up nicely with resin and won't compress under vacuum.
Comes in a variety of thicknesses as well.
https://lantor.com/lantor-soric/
by rynhardt
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Airex/carbon kiteboard build
Replies: 13
Views: 717

Re: Airex/carbon kiteboard build

One more question - would it make sense to make the rails using a square fiberglass rope as a filler? Glue it to the edge, make sure it's flush with the edge, and laminate with infusion. I'm thinking, something along the lines (pun intended) of 4x4mm that people use for fireplaces: Sounds like it c...
by rynhardt
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Airex/carbon kiteboard build
Replies: 13
Views: 717

Re: Airex/carbon kiteboard build

Seeing as you have a working build process, you should be able to prototype new boards fairly easily.
One thing that I think is worth trying at least once is a an oval shaped board like the Nomad wave twinny.
Keep the flex and flat profile.
by rynhardt
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Airex/carbon kiteboard build
Replies: 13
Views: 717

Re: Airex/carbon kiteboard build

Well done on a nice board! Just needs some colour now 8) Then, I've cut the board into 5 pieces, like brokites g5 (look it up on utube), and wrapped each of them on the sides with 5cm wide unidirectional carbon strips, that are almost long enough to reach the fins. This is supposed to form an I-beam...
by rynhardt
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to fall correctly?
Replies: 20
Views: 1220

Re: How to fall correctly?

If you _do_ ride with boots, an impact vest is recommended as your ribs take a pounding when you do a body-slam. I used to wear a helmet but not anymore because it looks uncool. :lol: No the real reason I don't wear a helmet while kiting anymore is I don't go that fast and I think the cons outweigh ...
by rynhardt
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Board design -- also a boring question
Replies: 19
Views: 1255

Re: Board design -- also a boring question

Why do outlines have to be curved? They don't. Curving off the corners reduces the end width while leaving length. This makes them ride softer and give some stability against nose diving while being more responsive to rear foot control. Also, when you are carving the edge is shorter so the board be...
by rynhardt
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Board design -- also a boring question
Replies: 19
Views: 1255

Re: Board design -- also a boring question

Why do outlines have to be curved? Good question. I've got a very square TT and the front lower corner tends to get buried in chop and slows you down. Maybe one of the reasons to tuck in the tips. The back lower corner also tends to dig deeper which takes more effort to edge. Surfboards on waves ar...
by rynhardt
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zero Flex DIY little foil board
Replies: 24
Views: 1764

Re: Zero Flex DIY little foil board

WH, If you build it 30-40 mm thick and use enough glass to prevent heel dents ( depending on foam density) and the board not snapping at foil plate it will be really stiff. To reiterate: stiffness will not be a problem. You can build a stiff board, 40mm thick and so light laminate the problem will ...
by rynhardt
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean Rodeo Mako vs Nomad Wave TT
Replies: 27
Views: 9118

Re: Ocean Rodeo Mako vs Nomad Wave TT

after reading this tread, my wife had a Nomad board made by Simon. the Carbon C Wave board arrived today and I have to say it looks and feels great! Unfortunately, we don't have wind to try it, but Im confident she will love it. Simon was up most professional during the "design" process and since t...

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