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Race Board Project.

Postby chipmunk » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:17 pm

Input please & feedback would be appreciated
http://forum.bestkiteboarding.com/viewt ... 6&start=15

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Re: Race Board Project.

Postby Bigdog » Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:22 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9Iy3Y5h7Ww

kiteracing.com

Check these out for some ideas on the race board build. The fin cost will be a problem.

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Re: Race Board Project.

Postby laroyboards » Sat May 07, 2011 8:21 pm

u will find plenty of people who will say u cant build your own boards but it is nit as hard as it seems here are some basics foam core 1 inch thick easily available one eigth dood skin top and bottom 2 inch nose rocker one quarter inch tail rocker 24 inches wide 5foot 8 inches long and as for fins i have been making my own for quite a while one quarter inch hardwood with carbon cloth both sides and i resin them into the board for pattern look at airrush 60 and everything put together with epoxy resin with a brush and by hand there is nothing like riding something u made

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Re: Race Board Project.

Postby windfreak74 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:23 am

hey laroy,
Thanks for pointing the way!
how stiff does the boar needs to be?

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Re: Race Board Project.

Postby Gebi » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:38 am

Stiff is not that important but focus on keeping the weight down. If it is thin it will flex a little. The top boards being raced now are 3.5 inches thick and 70 cm long. so they are super stiff.

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Re: Race Board Project.

Postby laroyboards » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:11 pm

as for stifness of course u want it to be stiff most boards are made of 3or 4 inch thickness for floation and covered with many layers of cloth however this makes them heavy because of the resin which is very heavy however if u use one eigth inch wood you get strength top and bottom actually on my raceboards i use no cloth at all the they hold up even with small jumps now i dont race them they are for lite wind the closest to my favorite shape is the north freerace


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