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Raceboard started

Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:18 pm
by TomW
Follow the project on: http://twboards.blogspot.com/

Should finish shape in next week or so. Waiting for some carbon tape from Germany- so may not get to glassing stage until after christmas.

Re: Raceboard started

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:43 pm
by TomW
Progress on board

Re: Raceboard started

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:15 pm
by Xtream
TW,

That's awesome... Very nice work...I always look forward to seeing your next project.
Btw, hows the Maco woody ride.

X

Re: Raceboard started

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:38 pm
by TomW
Well---I don´t know! Its been 32f since i made it and then i went indoors to skateboard and make boards.

Waiting untll better weather...Have high hopes for it.

Planning a "wave" board too- actually may be a race kinda board but more all-round.

Race board is earmarked for a "customer". I´ll make about 1 dollar an hour.

and, hey, jump in and make some yourself!

Re: Raceboard started

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:47 pm
by Xtream
TomW,

I just picked up a Totora 5.0 WaveSkate, I'm looking to get started with some strapless riding , its an Epoxy board... I'm looking forward to riding it however like you the conditions are not making it happen.

X

Re: Raceboard started

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:11 am
by Johnny Rotten
What ratio to you mix up the epoxy and microballoons,

This was something I should have done on my board but was a little too timid to give it a try.
Beautiful work....

Re: Raceboard started

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:25 pm
by TomW
Xstream,

thats a cool looking board- squat and wide. Is it a board made for surfing a wake behind a boat? How do you think it will work with kitesurf side forces?

Microballon question i don´t really understand. I use ballon mix to glue layers of foam together, and fill small voids. I just mix it until it has a consistency that is like thick honey. You need to take into consideration the foams ability to absorb epoxy- it sucks the epoxy from the mix and the mix gets "floury" when you spread it thin. Then i know its too thick.

I tried priming the foam i use ( Divinycell H80) with a mix- did some lamination tests then peeled the cured glass off. The primed foam had considerably less adhesion- i could pull the glass off with my hands cleanly. Un-primed i could not peel off without ripping foam up. So i don´t prime the foam at all.

Re: Raceboard started

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:27 pm
by TomW
BTW, I glue in inserts and boxes with straight epoxy.

Carbon and other materials arriving this week from R&G in Germany. Can´t wait to bag it.