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Boogie board, for a cheep compact foil board?

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:01 pm
by plummet
So.....

What do you think of a boogie board as a cheap compact foil board?

Obviously you would glass it and put in the appropriate foot straps inserts and strengthen it for the foil plate.
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Re: Boogie board, for a cheep compact foil board?

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:56 am
by Starsky
Skim is less work

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

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:02 am
by OzBungy
One of our local riders uses a $40 wakeskate. It's basically plywood with some foam glued on and a couple of straps.

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

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:45 am
by Starsky
Tried the wakeskate. They work, but suffer from poor low end due to size and high rocker.

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

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:52 am
by Eltreato
Let us know how this goes if you decide to try it.

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

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:26 pm
by Mossy 757
You'd probably want to pull the tail in a bit so that you don't catch every wave top going upwind.

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

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:59 pm
by Starsky
Definitely cheap and easy blank to start with. Some shape, maybe stringers, properly mounted tracks. Nice glass job. Could be very nice.

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

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:48 pm
by Oldman_Dave
What about a paulonia paipo blank? Not much more money, less work, they'll even cut for you...

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

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:45 pm
by Gongshowkiter
Last weekend I tested out my LF foil with a LF wakeskate as the board. I had no issues with rocker and it felt amazing when I got up. Such a better experience then the foil fish board.

My issue: the thing hardly floats. In waves I'm sure it would get pulled down. How do I add floatation to the board. The mast is not sealed and water gets in. Should I try sealing the mast? Should I add some type of foam on the bottom or top of the board to get it to float better. I am going to spray paint the thing cause you can hardly see the black surface

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

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:34 pm
by Starsky
How much wind was there? I bet you have a little tougher time waterstarting on a skate than a skim as wind gets lighter. Once up don't think there would be much difference.

I have a double thick full deck pad on mine and its just enough flotation. Board is oval 20"x 43" (50 cm x 110 cm)

I sealed the mast to help.