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 Post subject: Flydoor XL type homebuilt
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:27 pm 
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Gagged on the ~$1000US Flydoor wants for their XL, so now I'm thinking about trying to make a homebuilt copy. I have some experience with foam, glass (including carbon fiber) and vacumn bagging. Is there something--material or technique/machinery--that Flydoor employs that would preclude making a homebuilt copy? Don't want to start something I can't finish.

Thx for any info.

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 Post subject: Re: Flydoor XL type homebuilt
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:19 pm 
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There is a lot more to the flydoor than just the outline.
The rocker combined with a progressive concave is hard to copy.
Also the underside of the board has a special matte/pearl finnish much like
the matte finnish on Aviso surfbaords.


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 Post subject: Re: Flydoor XL type homebuilt
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:30 am 
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It doesn't have to be the same.
As long as it's big, has little rocker and it's not too flexible, it will ok for lightwind. Play with the thickness to get a rigid board (in the middle) with flexible tips

pablo

ps, if you're in argentina using kiri (wood) is way cheaper, but weight might be an issue in a big board. Unless you use a thicker core to reduce the ammount of fiberglass needed.


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