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Waterlust Alaia Template

Postby t3rse » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:08 am

Does anyone have the templates they can share? I have tried the various links posted about on the forum and they all appear down. I found the PDF indicating rails, rocker, concave, etc, but can't find the actual outline template.

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PS: You guys are making some pretty sweet stuff. I can't wait to join in on the buildling action.

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Re: Waterlust Alaia Template

Postby Hawaiis » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:06 am

Here is my Alaia, 6foot long,
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Re: Waterlust Alaia Template

Postby Tinbasher » Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:00 am

I am planning on building one in the next few weeks.
Try these sites.

http://waterlust.org/Woodsled.html

http://www.losethestraps.com/forum/view ... 0ab1685b4a

http://tejonpadrekitesurf.blogspot.com. ... sions.html

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Re: Waterlust Alaia Template

Postby Hawaiis » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:29 am

There is a concave underside, that was the Hawaiian solution for tracking straight before the invention of fins.
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Re: Waterlust Alaia Template

Postby t3rse » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:54 am

Tinbasher wrote:I am planning on building one in the next few weeks.
Try these sites.

http://waterlust.org/Woodsled.html

http://www.losethestraps.com/forum/view ... 0ab1685b4a

http://tejonpadrekitesurf.blogspot.com. ... sions.html

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You are the man! I could not find that page.

Hawaiis: nice plank friend. What materials did you use? Did you hand-plane the concave in?

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Re: Waterlust Alaia Template

Postby Hawaiis » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:54 am

The Alaia boards are made with Paulownia wood. But this one I bought is made with pine.

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Re: Waterlust Alaia Template

Postby t3rse » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:09 pm

I have found that some surfers have had issues with buoyancy and durability with pine--the former not so much a problem for us but how much use have you had and what are your impressions of longevity?

Palownia is cost prohibitive for me. There was once a farm not far from me but they have since gone under. As such I plan to use cedar.

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Re: Waterlust Alaia Template

Postby Tinbasher » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:33 am

I'm going with cedar as well for my build.
We have lots in Canada.
Here are pics of my last cedar board (Mako)
Be sure to post pics when your done, as will I.
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Re: Waterlust Alaia Template

Postby Hawaiis » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:32 am

Pine is not marine friendly, it split apart twice on me. Paulownia is the perfect wood for kite boards. Very light and strong. Weight almost like Balsa. I built Twin tip boards out of Paulownia.
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Re: Waterlust Alaia Template

Postby zob » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:39 am

Hawaiis wrote:There is a concave underside, that was the Hawaiian solution for tracking straight before the invention of fins.


However it has a totaly different feel compared to fins. It suits Alaia very much. Once you get used to it, all other UD boards will feel to much tight.


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