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Re: Boogie board, for a cheep compact foil board?

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:22 pm
by plummet
Here's my compact board.
I didn't use a boogie board in the end. I used random left over off cuts of bamboo and carbon. I repurposed the deck grip on my mutant.
So this board cost zero $$$. No wait. I purchased a box of laytex gloves for $12.
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Re: Boogie board, for a cheep compact foil board?

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:53 pm
by Peter_Frank
How did it go with your beerholder, ahem, I mean skimboard Bletti ? :D

Motivated by your post here I took mine out today with a 12 m2, when the wind died but before it was totally over, after having had fun in 6-7 m2 wind at first on my "big" 118 Ketos Pocket board.

It was a lot easier now, than the last time long ago - because now I KNOW how difficult it is to handle, and what to avoid :naughty:

Some odd wipeouts also at first, using the bigger wing and short mast, but cool to try it again.

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A few kitecam pics with the skimfoil here, after the 3 first ones: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 46ea00f032

8) PF

Re: Boogie board, for a cheep compact foil board?

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:55 pm
by Bletti
Haha, that is about what I looked like on my skim board too! It wasn't bad if I could quickly pop up in a single kiteloop up foiling, but it sure didn't touch down gracefully or transition from riding on the surface to foiling as seamless as my shinnster. I like how light and responsive it was but I sure didn't look as graceful on it. I had to fly back to Canada and could only bring one foil board so I only had one session on the skimboard but I'll maybe pull it out again in 6 months once I'm nailing ever tack and gybe. I think being so flat isn't great, so when I get around to building a pocketboard I'll make sure to put on a fair bit of nose rocker.

Re: Boogie board, for a cheep compact foil board?

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:16 pm
by Peter_Frank
Cool !

The first thing you learn, is to always keep an eye on where your board is - as it is TOTALLY invisible if there is even the slightest waves/chop, being totally flat in line with the water surface, and not over :rollgrin:

I found that you could use the anklesnapper chop waves to get up and going easier when underpowered, for "takeoff":

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8) PF

Re: Boogie board, for a cheep compact foil board?

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:14 am
by Bletti
Peter_Frank wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:16 pm
Cool !

The first thing you learn, is to always keep an eye on where your board is - as it is TOTALLY invisible if there is even the slightest waves/chop, being totally flat in line with the water surface, and not over :rollgrin:

I found that you could use the anklesnapper chop waves to get up and going easier when underpowered, for "takeoff":


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8) PF
Someone on the Brm cloud facebook group recommended mounting a rubberduck to the nose of small low float boards for added visibility. I half want to jokingly use a big pink dildo, but I'm worried the joke would end up with me losing an eye, a sore throat, or much worse!! :lol: :lol:

Re: Boogie board, for a cheep compact foil board?

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:58 am
by Peter_Frank
Ha haa, great idea (at least the rubberduck), will do that :thumb:

Re: Boogie board, for a cheep compact foil board?

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:05 am
by plummet
Bletti wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:14 am


Someone on the Brm cloud facebook group recommended mounting a rubberduck to the nose of small low float boards for added visibility. I half want to jokingly use a big pink dildo, but I'm worried the joke would end up with me losing an eye, a sore throat, or much worse!! :lol: :lol:
Beware the IRE with a front mounted dildo.

Re: Boogie board, for a cheep compact foil board?

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:36 pm
by Peter_Frank
Bletti wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:56 am
I finally got around to mounting a skim board that was given to me to my spitfire. Took less than a half hour to unscrew the plate from my shinnster, drill and epoxy the holes, and then reassemble in time for a beer as there's no wind today! 8)

How did it go with your skimfoil Bletti ?

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Its been 3 months now since you made it, so curious :wink:

I find them too small and difficult, so fun just doing it as I said, and thats it :D
Maybe yours is bigger, my skimboard is just under 3 feet long and with a pointy nose.

8) Peter

PS: Plummet, did your board work or have you altered the trim since ?
It looks like the straps are extremely far forward, as you balance almost over the wing or front of the wing usually.

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