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 Post subject: Re: Waterlust Alaia Template
PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 8:00 pm 
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With thinner core like 1/2'' you MAY get the board to hold 1-2" rocker by glassing it to 4" or so rocker and letting it spring back. With thicker core like 1" especially if not glassed, I think you need to bend it first, probably with soaking and/or steam. Google steam bending.


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 Post subject: Re: Waterlust Alaia Template
PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 9:34 pm 
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thanks
could somone please upload the cad file of the shapes?
the one i got is around 174 cm height and 40 cm width at the widest part..
is that the right size?


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 Post subject: Re: Waterlust Alaia Template
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 3:54 pm 
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never seen a CAD of one but your dims sound good, maybe go a cm or two wider if you are 80kg or more.
Make the nose round, wide point about 2/3 forward, parallel rails, wing it.
Some have the wide point even farther forward, for kiting there is no reason for this imho.
I did find the link to the waterlust alaia building guide pdf, looks like there is a cad file link too:
http://www.waterlust.org/woodsled/

About rocker, they suggest using planks that have a little natural curve to them, easier than bending or carving, if you can find planks with a small, similar curve...
have fun!


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 Post subject: Re: Waterlust Alaia Template
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 4:13 pm 
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I love this board!
Keep posting them, because I am lazy this spring and I need to build me a new Alaia, because the old one broke and these posts motivate :wink:
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 Post subject: Re: Waterlust Alaia Template
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 7:41 pm 
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Does the rails go all the way around the board?
If not where is the start and finish points?


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 Post subject: Re: Waterlust Alaia Template
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 7:50 pm 
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the edge across the tail should be square, the bevel on the bottom, if you can call it that, should go around the rest of the perimeter.


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