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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 3:56 am 
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Can someone give me a manufactures board weight?

I'll come up with a comparison of my boards vs there's, but first I need a board weight!

Preferably a 126cm.


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1220 x 380 carbon 1.6 kls http://www.racingfinish.co.uk


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See thread;
http://www.kiteforum.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=2322830&highlight=

Probably as light as you will ever get....

Component weights for an Ultra Light 115 x 38 board in (Kgm)

Herex Core 0.354
x1 Carbon top 0.196
x2 Carbon base 0.392
Composite inserts 0.056
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Bareboard 0.998


x4 Custom Carbon fin 0.050
Custom Foot retainer 0.130
Custom foot pad 0.100
Grab Handle 0.054
Alloy fasteners 0.030
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0.364

Total 1.362


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120x 40 carbon nomex uni-pre-preg.

deck 893gms


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sq225917 wrote:
120x 40 carbon nomex uni-pre-preg.

deck 893gms


show-off
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when all was 'said and done' did you like it?


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yeh. about 50mm of flex at the tips under my own weight, a bit of torsional flex, insane rebound damping, maybe 3-4 cycles max.

i doubt it was of much use to anyone else, but the last one was built solely for my needs and it fitted the bill perfectly.


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Hey, just my opinion, but for a board around 128x38, anything lighter than about 5 lbs/2.27 kg (including all the hardware) is starting to get too light. Any lighter and the damn thing will blow around too much when it's windy.

Then again, you can always add weight...

sq225917 wrote:
i doubt it was of much use to anyone else, but the last one was built solely for my needs and it fitted the bill perfectly.


Hi Sq,

Please tell us why you are talking about that board in the past-tense. I remember seeing pictures you posted quite a long while ago.

Trent


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it was made 3 years ago, and was tested to destruction, by riding it at objects in the water at one of my local spots, where there are two wooden ship hulls with big bolts sticking out of them.

imagine cartoon characters running through walls and you get the idea.


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Hell it seems all your commercial board have a wt of 2.2Kg, that is without any hardware on them. Add the hardware and the board wiegh 3 kg, about the wt of some of my layered wood boards.
Custom fiber boards through its a whole differant story, you have dodge them when there flying around at the beach because they are too light.


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