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rynhardt
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The ledbeli skate

Postby rynhardt » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:26 am

I've gotten hooked on wake skating the last two seasons, and naturally just had to build my own boards.

Started off with building a laminated ply board, with carbon top and sugar sprinkles for grip.
Works really well, but I had some other ideas I wanted to try.
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Re: The ledbeli skate

Postby rynhardt » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:34 am

With skates you generally don't want a light board.

Given that I wanted to go heavy, the next idea was to centralise the weight to get faster rotation around the centre of mass for kickflips and shuvits.

And so was born the ledbeli (lead belly :-)). A composite skate with 1kg (2 lbs) of lead weight placed in the centre of the board.

Specs:
  • 1000mm long x 400mm wide (centre) and 300mm wide (tips)
    blended 3 stage rocker
    concave deck, kicktails
    grind base
    peelply grip deck
    3.4 kg total weight (I was aiming for between 6lbs and 7lbs, so pretty ballpark)
I'm using 15mm corecell M80 for the core. This is a SAN based foam and should be able to handle plenty of abuse.
Drilled some holes and added 48x 20g lead weights in the centre.
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rynhardt
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Joined: Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:51 pm
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Style: Freeride
Gear: GK vSonic 6 & 11
Cloud C2 17
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Xelerator door
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Re: The ledbeli skate

Postby rynhardt » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:38 am

Layup was from top to bottom:
  • Peelply
    160gsm 0/90 twill glass
    graphics
    200gsm +45/-45 twill alutex
    410gsm 0/90 biax glass
    core
    410gsm 0/90 biax glass
    200gsm +45/-45 twill alutex
    graphics
    160gsm 0/90 twill glass
    Isosport 0.8mm PTEX base
Bagged everything.
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rynhardt
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Posts: 612
Joined: Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:51 pm
Kiting since: 2010
Local Beach: Leeupan
Favorite Beaches: Langebaan
Style: Freeride
Gear: GK vSonic 6 & 11
Cloud C2 17
Progeni Mutare
Xelerator door
Hoff DD140
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Re: The ledbeli skate

Postby rynhardt » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:42 am

Infused the resin, cooked everything at 50C for a day, ripped off the peeply, trimmed the edges and voila!

Can't wait to see how she rides!
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