after reading a bit about building boards i decided to give it a go. I haven't actually kitesurfed on a board yet, so don't know much about the boards. Read a whole lot here and places, and today went to buy some marine ply.
I'd been told it's possible to use a thick piece (larger than 12mm) and use steam to bend it. The guy at the place I was buying the ply at convinced me this wasn't the way to go, and to use 2 or 3 pieces glued together. So I got 3 pieces of 6mm ply, because looking at it, 12mm (2x6mm) seemed pretty thin to me. When I got home, 3 pieces seemed pretty thick though. So I'm trying with 2 (12mm). I drew the design i thought should be ok on a graphics program and printed it, drew it onto the wood, and cut it out.
I decided on 140x40cm. Applied the glue (currently waiting 12 hours to dry) and left it like this:
(yes, that bin is full of water
It seemed like it might be too flexible. I'm hoping the glue will lessen the flexibility - does this happen?
I was inspired to make the fins out of the ply too (from a picture somewhere on this forum), so I'll do that.
Not really sure what i'm going to do for footstraps yet... will post more as it gets made.