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Re: Inobo transparent board

Postby Olivier D » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:54 pm

Looks good !


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Re: Inobo transparent board

Postby Inobo » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:27 pm

Hi guys,

Thanks for your feedbacks ! I am Antonin one of the co-founder of INOBO. We just finished our last prototypes.
One video has been updated recently on social with one of our rider. He is riding with a previous prototype.



We modified a bit our skeleton on the lastest prototype (torsion stresses) and we are now pretty close to our final product.The picture on the first post by @OlivierD is the last prototype made in France. Other pictures below :
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What often intrigue, it's transparency but our board is first of all an evolutive kiteboard. Under a single carbon frame, you can choose the shape and size of your deck and in the futur you will be even able to choose the color or customize your deck with laser engraving for exemple. We use makrolon material for our deck which is material used for bulletproof so quite strong against impact.

We plan to sell our complete board for 699 euros. Our different decks will be sold for 99 euros !
It's to me, here, the real main value to our board : you want to change the size, the shape or your deck is just too scratches, keep your skeleton and accessories and only change your deck for 99 euros.

@Revhed, we are also working on a foil deck :)

We should launch a crowdfunding campaing in one month with a pre sales of our boards. Don't hesitate to follow us on social media (https://www.facebook.com/inobokiteboarding/) or on our landing page(new website coming soon) : www.inobo.fr

If you have any questions, I am also here :thumb:

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Re: Inobo transparent board

Postby BWD » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:28 pm

mkNY wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:23 pm
Does it float?
or only with the pads?

make sure it floats well, lose the pinholes on the carbon, and it can be awesome!

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Re: Inobo transparent board

Postby GTC » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:48 pm

Easy question guys:
What are the benefits of this board compared to the traditional ones?

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Re: Inobo transparent board

Postby rynhardt » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:14 am

Polycarbonate (makrolon) does not fatigue particularly well, so having replaceable decks is a good idea. Any sharp edges, holes, nicks or scratches can start a crack, as the material is fairly notch sensitive.

But good luck! Many have tried before, maybe you can make it work!
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Re: Inobo transparent board

Postby NorCalNomad » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:30 am

Will be fantastic for dentist world wide

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Re: Inobo transparent board

Postby Inobo » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:37 am

BWD wrote:
mkNY wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:23 pm
Does it float?
or only with the pads?
As our skeleton is full carbon it floats indeed only with pads/straps which is actually the same case than foil shaft/wings/fuselage carbon prepeg.
GTC wrote: Easy question guys:
What are the benefits of this board compared to the traditional ones?
The main benefit is the possibilty to change your deck cheaper than if you have to buy a new board. According to our study market people change board every 2-3 years either because they need to change the size, either because they just want a new decoration. You can do both with our decks.
Transparency is an extra benefit.
There is also no delamination possibility.
rynhardt wrote: Polycarbonate (makrolon) does not fatigue particularly well, so having replaceable decks is a good idea. Any sharp edges, holes, nicks or scratches can start a crack, as the material is fairly notch sensitive.

But good luck! Many have tried before, maybe you can make it work!
Thanks for your feedback ! It's quite interesting. Actually we never got this case : we did fatigue test as IKEA method =) We applied a flexion stress during a week and board has never failed. Which could be maybe make the difference compared to your picture, it's our carbon skeleton which takes back most of the stresses.

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Re: Inobo transparent board

Postby rynhardt » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:14 am

Most of the fatigue issues appeared after about a year of use. It's probably a combination of micro-abrasion, localised stress, water absorbtion and uv exposure.

I suggest you consider PETG (Polyethylene Terephthlate Glycol-Modified) as an alternative.

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Re: Inobo transparent board

Postby GTC » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:44 pm

Inobo wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:37 am
GTC wrote: Easy question guys:
What are the benefits of this board compared to the traditional ones?
The main benefit is the possibilty to change your deck cheaper than if you have to buy a new board. According to our study market people change board every 2-3 years either because they need to change the size, either because they just want a new decoration. You can do both with our decks.
Transparency is an extra benefit.
There is also no delamination possibility.
Thanks for your response. I was referring to other aspects like weight, flex, pop, durability...
Btw, from my point of view transparency in a sea environment is a disadvantage.
Keep going guys!


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