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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2002 12:03 pm 
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rrd working with the ferrari composites guys. ooooh please, had a cappucino with them did they.

i challenge you to a dual then, 12mm carbon nomex core wrapped in 3 layers of 120gms sqm unidirection medium modulus carbon prepreg, all baked and finished.

150cm x 39cm. what do you reckon for the weigth.....



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It strikes me that high tech materials are more likely to benefit longer boards. I can't imagine that flex patterns are so significant if your edge is so short. Me, I'm voting for the plywood guys that say they can build a 1 meter board that is way strong, sufficiently light, and properly shaped from a couple of scraps of plywood. Its the longer boards that particularly benefit from high tech materials. Having said that, I'll bet you could build a 2.5 pound 1 meter board out of the high tech stuff. Not sure why you would want a board that light, but I'm sure you could do it. Picture a board that was so light that you are always chasing it down the beach.

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yeh well that 150 is only 1.2kg without pads and straps.

so a lil old 1 metre number would way in sub 1kg.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2002 2:21 pm 
sq-i remember back in the old div2(the hollow race boards) days-early 80's when a friend of mines race car designer buddy picked up said board and commented that his cars race shells weighed less than the board,which was around 20 kilos,so i'd imagine a rrd blob made using f1 technology would weigh around 0.5 kilos!?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2002 2:47 pm 
I can't wait to try the blopp or a manufactored board that size, but the weight doesn't matter. The shape will make it better thant plywood.

the plywood 1metre board from the video above weighs around 1,3 kg - you simply doesn't feel it on your feet, as the short length of the board also helps making it feel light..

it is the most simple board in the world, it's just a plate without rocker or anything..just 9mm of plywood :smile:

PLYWOODREVOLUTION :razz:
first proto of my one metre plywood (the straps where nailed on!!idiotic....):
http://www.red-dot.dk/plywoodrevolution.wmv


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man you want to get some fins on that before your ass wears out :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2002 10:09 am 
hehe, you know you're right!

it sucks without fins...And I was what U call a Rookie at the time of the shot with about 1 1/2 month of kitesurf experience..

It went a lot better with two crapy fins mounted on heelside :

http://www.red-dot.dk/dirk1meter.wmv

same "shape", new colour and same prise arond 2-3 euros..

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