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converting windsurf wave board to kite raceboard

Postby Al_Kiter » Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:14 pm

I have this old 2000 AHD wild wave board gathering dust in my garage and looking at recent race shapes i have been itching to cut it up and make a kite raceboard out of it.

Something like this:

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I don't really intend to start racing so the idea is more to end up with a freerace board than can be fun to use on flatwater or light wind days.

I'm thinking of a tri-fin (for cost reasons) for which i can use the US box on the board with a freeride fin that i have and then only buy two powerbox fins and boxes for the side fins.

So what's the general opinion and what advice can you give me on this crazy venture?

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Re: converting windsurf wave board to kite raceboard

Postby laroyboards » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:21 pm

it is a bit of a job but it can be done it all depends on the bottom shape and the rocker if after u cut it off it is flat about 8 inches in front of the front footstraps then it may work well cut off rear with a hand pull saw it is sharp cheep and easy dont round corners cut it straight across go with 2 fins 7 inches to the center from the rear i use windsurfer pointer fins about 9 inches long noe foot strap in the rear in the center forward of the fins just glass across the rear put t nuts galv. for the footstraps it is taking a chance but since u have the board it can all be done very cheap and it will be a learning experience toward building your real freerace board post if u need help with anything i have said as i am sometimes confusing to others best of luck most important just try cause riding your own thing is AWSOME

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Re: converting windsurf wave board to kite raceboard

Postby MestreWorldCup » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:38 pm

Je je.... you are a crack, mega-crack !!!
una abraçada !!!

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Re: converting windsurf wave board to kite raceboard

Postby cosmo » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:08 pm

Please, tell us if you go on with the convertion!

lots of interest, lots of questions too...

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Re: converting windsurf wave board to kite raceboard

Postby pastranario3 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:31 pm

very interesting, you've completed this project? Upload please ...

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Re: converting windsurf wave board to kite raceboard

Postby tautologies » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:25 am

if you haven't started yet, you might want to consider chopping a bit off the nose too. I am little worried about the rocker line.

otherwise :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: converting windsurf wave board to kite raceboard

Postby detourpr » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:30 am

Bump.

Did you proceed with this project? Many of us have all windsurf boards and might be interested in doing the same...

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Re: converting windsurf wave board to kite raceboard

Postby cosmo » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:58 pm

finally found something in the web to share...
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http://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Kite ... f-the-Art/
nice job (in the middle of the page)

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Re: converting windsurf wave board to kite raceboard

Postby bmkiteboard » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:47 pm

How did your board turn out? I did essentially the same thing and mine turned out pretty well.

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