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Re: Alaia for kitesurf - Advice

Postby Hawaiis » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:45 am

Use clear marine varnish to seal the wood.
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Re: Alaia for kitesurf - Advice

Postby zob » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:20 pm

Here's un update (on my jibing :D)

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Re: Alaia for kitesurf - Advice

Postby kooshball » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:50 pm

Both of those links are broken...does this data still exist?

patrickrynne wrote:Stoked to see some more Alaia kiters!!! Also glad that the Waterlust stuff made it on the thread already.

build guide is HERE
http://waterlust.org/Alaia_files/Waterl ... Manual.pdf

and CAD files and PDF outline are here
http://waterlust.org/Alaia_files/Graham%20Cracker.zip

We put a lot of time working with Jon Modica on this design and we're really happy with it. I will say that the most important part of your Alaia will be the boards flex. FLEX is what makes kiting the Alaia so much fun and unique as compared to other boards. With that said I also feel very strongly that you will need to glass your board. I say this because breaking an Alaia while trying to land an air or laying hard into a wave is the worst feeling ever. I've broken two, and i've switched over to glassing my boards so I don't have to worry about it. The issue is, if you glass your board, don't make it too stiff, otherwise it will feel more like a skimboard and less like a magic carpet.

We're making new batch soon and will be playing around with making the board super thin, so that after glassing it has the same flex as a un-glassed paulownia board.

stay tuned over at Waterlust for updates as we will be shooting a sequel to Woodsled that showcases the latest and greatest in Alaia shredding!

facebook.com/waterlustproject

cheers

-patrick

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Re: Alaia for kitesurf - Advice

Postby wood1 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:42 am

this is the link for the pdf of instructions: http://static1.squarespace.com/static/52e55fb7e4b0423ffa1e0c29/t/53038abee4b0d1c4964eab24/1392741054765/Waterlust+Alaia+Manual.pdf

here is their video :
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here is the template:http://www.waterlust.org/s/Graham-Cracker.zip

have fun :D

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Re: Alaia for kitesurf - Advice

Postby kooshball » Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:39 am

wood1 wrote:this is the link for the pdf of instructions: http://static1.squarespace.com/static/52e55fb7e4b0423ffa1e0c29/t/53038abee4b0d1c4964eab24/1392741054765/Waterlust+Alaia+Manual.pdf

here is their video :
phpBB [video]


here is the template:http://www.waterlust.org/s/Graham-Cracker.zip

have fun :D


Thanks

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Re: Alaia for kitesurf - Advice

Postby schafschuetze » Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:44 am

How to build my own....

But posted in german... http://surfforum.oase.com/showthread.php?t=133573

The result:


https://youtu.be/cVWowqkJ3KE


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