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Strengthen a waveboard

Postby spoetnik » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:59 am

I have found a nice 6.3"normal waveboard, and use this for kiting, and I love it. However the strength of this board is not up to the forces of using it with a kite.

Is it possible to strengthen the board by adding a layer of glass and epoxy to it? Will this stick?

I am thinking of adding Bamboo fineer on those high-impact places where I keep my feet during kiting, and adding a layer of glass and epoxy over the whole top of the board.

Anyone with experience in doing this ??

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Re: Strengthen a waveboard

Postby keitho » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:13 am

I normally ride standard PU surfboards, just add an additional layer of glass 6oz should do it.. It won't completely stop compression marks on the deck but will definitely pro-long the live of the board..

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Re: Strengthen a waveboard

Postby naishdude » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:42 am

Peter Frank has in this forum a picture of his waveboard, where he has put a layer of carbon tissue underneath the pads front and back foot...it seems it helps a lot.
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Re: Strengthen a waveboard

Postby ITN » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:28 pm

Carbon tissue sounds like a good idea. Where can I find this picture on the forum? Ordering a new surfboard this week.
Thanks!

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Re: Strengthen a waveboard

Postby naishdude » Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:21 pm

ITN wrote:Carbon tissue sounds like a good idea. Where can I find this picture on the forum? Ordering a new surfboard this week.
Thanks!

Here you go,
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2360923&hilit=peter+frank&start=70
look at the pics of the waveboard....and somewhere he is writing about it.
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Re: Strengthen a waveboard

Postby Morres » Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:27 pm

Spoetnik, try the boardbuilders site in your nativelanguage, kitehigh.nl
I think some of the pro-boardbuilders have done it several times.
Don't ask WimT though ;)
you could use carbon, but I would use normal Glassfiber (UD, eddy can deliver)


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