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zob
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Homemmade TTs, Alaia and kite wake skate, Naish Mutant 5´5½

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plyboard Camou2

Postby zob » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:05 pm

My prototype board Camou had great shape to give it great driving characteristics, but because of bad material selection it had cracked on top after 10 short sessions.
I made a replica, adding an epoxy rail, reducing thickness at the tips, to get flex zones and the most important changing the upper core material (80% wood).
Unfortunately this new board was stollen after 1 hour on the watter. It was hard investing many hours of labour, days of ichy skin and some € too.
However the resaults of mentioned modifications where so good, that I imediately choped the original Camou board to make v2.1.

Cracks on the surface
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Cracked XPS core
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This is how the renovation went:
I peeled of the top composite and XPS core. So I was left with bottom core (2X 2,5mm ply) and the bottom glass laminat.
I milled the top ply from 30 to 50 mm around and from the bottom ply 10+ mm, leaving only bottom laminat and around the edge, so I could pour epoxy rails without a mould. I also moved the fin holes thoward the center of the board.
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The new upper core has ply top, with ply stripes (30 mm) aroud the edge and several times in the middle (20 mm) in both directions, tog get strong wood to wood bond. Between, there's stil some XPS foam, but only as a filler.
I added some printed graphics to greet the next person, who decides to steal the board.
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It has that good old plyboard TT look
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zob
Frequent Poster
Posts: 418
Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:43 pm
Kiting since: 2006
Local Beach: Grado Pineta (IT), Fossalon (IT)
Style: Freeride, strapless hooked-in
Gear: FS S3 19m2 DLX
FS S3 CE 12m2 DLX
FS S4 8m2 DLX

Homemmade TTs, Alaia and kite wake skate, Naish Mutant 5´5½

MBS Pro90

Aboards Reverse 161 cm
Homemade POW SB 166 x 32,5 cm
Flow NX2 SE
Location: Iv.G.-Slovenia
Contact:

Re: plyboard Camou2

Postby zob » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:10 pm

The board is 139,5 X 43,5 cm. Thickness from 3-15 mm.
It is 1kg heavyer then original, that's 4 kg. So I have to work on litening and thining it. But have to buy different inserts and screws from what I am using now.


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