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 Post subject: What is better to start with, wood or foam?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:43 pm 
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Im thinking of making a surf kiteboard. My main question would be should i make it with a wood core or a foam core? I want to make it about 5'6 in lenght. Any suggestions?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:45 pm 
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Hi

Are you making a Twin Tip or a surf style wave board?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:47 pm 
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well either or but right now im planning on making a surf style board


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Just to get this clear in my head you basically mean a modified regular surboard as used by surfers.

In this case I suggest you think about building a board from surfboard foam and hand laminating.

I used to build TT boards using Clark foam and polyster resin, they worked great.


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Xwind got it right; build your kiteboard [surf kiteboard] out of surfboard foam. It's really just a mini surfboard anyway so treat it like one. I've built a bunch over the years. When you decide to build TTs though, this realm is a whole different animal and requires much stronger glass jobs then surfboards. Some things you can count on though are fumes,dust and toxic chemicals. The wonderful world of boardbuilding!


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yes, I would advise the same thing: foam

If it's clark foam, choose a 80kg/m3 density ( more shocks on a kite than a surfboard)

perhaps it's a bit far from your country, but F Pacou, french shaper for "Wave"s" makes special cores for your needs:

here's his blog

http://waves.over-blog.com/

ask me if you need to contact him in french

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:21 pm 
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thanks guys for the imput. Just im building a press for longboards that work just like rocker board, was wondering if i could do the same with kiteboards.
Any good sites you know about that sell foam in canada or the usa?

thanks


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