I would'nt worry about weight if your just experimenting and especially if using ply. It's not actually that important or critical to the performance of a kiteboard and is certainly not worth worrying too much about until you've done a few boards and start refining them. Vacuum bagging has a number of advantages but takes a bit of practice and a fair bit of setting up... you can do it without but the result won't be nearly as good (altho iv'e never tried without vac bagging).downunder wrote: My friend, any DIY is doomed if your board is heavier than 2.5-2.8kg.
My advice is to re-think your board weight.
??? Not sure what your getting at, he is going to be sealing it with glass/epoxy he just wanted to know if it's doable without vacuum bagging unless i've misinterpreted his original post?downunder wrote:Sure, than no need for a vac or sealing it
What relevance does board weight have to breaking your feet? Especially when were talking a difference of maybe 1-1.5kg at the very most.downunder wrote:Ok, my concern is weight. If you experimenting with a board on the water and brake a foot, is making a board more heavy really a good advice?
Unless your getting really savage dry spots i think it's pretty safe to consider a glass/epoxy layer as sealing. I see where your coming from but i was just trying to keep it simple as i get the impression the guys new to board making.downunder wrote:
Sealing as I see it is not fiber glassing. One can seal a wood with any oil, with almost no added weight.
One can glass it and it can still be unsealed on many places. Think dry FG. That is not sealed:)
And dry spots can happen with and without a vac, me thinks.
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