Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Using bodyboard with stringers?

Forum for hydrofoil builders.

Rare Poster
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:00 pm
Kiting since: 2012
Gear: Surfboard, twin tip, getting some foils
Brand Affiliation: None

Using bodyboard with stringers?

Postby B19 ELS » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:44 pm

I was thinking of cutting up an old body board and putting stringers in to strengthen and stiffen it. Anyone else done this?

Once up and riding well, its just a foot platform.

Any pictures would be great!

Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1078
Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:12 pm
Kiting since: 2009
Local Beach: Clinton Lake, IL; Lake Michigan; Tawas, MI; OBX; SPI
Gear: Kites: Slingshot Rally 5/7/9/11m, Slingshot Turbine 9m, Flysurfer Speed4 10m, Peter Lynn Venom II ARC 16m
Boards: Spleene RIP 37, Flysurfer Flydoor5 XL, Moses 71cm/42” masts 590/633 wings, Slingshot Dwarfcraft 42", MBS Comp 95x

For sale: MHL Lift 2013, Slingshot Coupe 6'
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Using bodyboard with stringers?

Postby grigorib » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:05 pm

I saw a pics of plywood sheet glued to them. Ugly AF but works.

Medium Poster
Posts: 76
Joined: Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:31 pm
Kiting since: 2016
Gear: Stringy Foil and DIY board
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Using bodyboard with stringers?

Postby Jyoder » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:07 pm

Saw pics on one where the body board was cut up and a fiber glassed core added then foam glued back on outside to resemble the original board.

Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 6055
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:25 pm
Kiting since: 33
Local Beach: EE
Favorite Beaches: NZ
Style: Terrain riding
Gear: Old wornout ozone.
Plummet hydrofoil and mutant
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Using bodyboard with stringers?

Postby plummet » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:24 pm

I was going to. But it would have taken more effort than laminating some bamboo i had lying around.

Rare Poster
Posts: 26
Joined: Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:24 pm
Kiting since: 2008
Gear: 2014
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Using bodyboard with stringers?

Postby winduser » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:23 pm

Medium Poster
Posts: 79
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:18 pm
Kiting since: 2005
Local Beach: Santa Cruz, CA.
Alameda, CA.
Pittsburgh, CA.
Style: Strapless boards
Gear: Caution Kites
Home made C kites
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Northern California

Re: Using bodyboard with stringers?

Postby reyrivera » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:50 pm

You have to be well-powered as it is hard to get up on a short board. Once you are up and going, it can be tricky, at least for me since I'm used to regular boards, but yes, for fun its doable, but not for beginners. I was able to successfully ride it with different mast lengths. ... =1&t=14728

Return to “Hydrofoil Builders”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest