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 Post subject: Stubbie Board from "not annonymous"
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2003 8:55 am 
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The stubby-style boards will not be a fad. Every one who has progressed beyond beginner will be riding them in a couple of years.

I have a board similar to the stubby pictures and description in the naish marketing brochure linked in the announcements on the forum index.

My board is 120x39, light concave, flattish rocker and flexible wood core.

I weigh 185 pounds and have fun riding my board in 13 knots to 30 knots using a 16.5 and 15.5 warrior and psycho and a B5 two line foil. It goes through steep lake michigan chop (1-2m) with no problems at all. With the concave and fast rocker it takes very little power to get going and having the planing surface right under your feet gives ultimate control to prevent getting overpowered.

My board is similar but not identical to these earlier versions pictured below. I will get some pics. of the new shape when I can borrow a camera. If you want to try one out and see for yourself without blowing all your money I can build you a complete board with a durable fiberglass skin including fins, straps, grab handle for $275 USD.


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Old stubby, this one is too wide for moderate-strong winds and the outline is too curved
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Rail and bottom concave, I have improved the rail shape from what is shown. You can see a bit of reflection from the glass skin on the tip of the board

If you are intrested e-mail me at hink_trent@yahoo.com


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2003 2:31 pm 
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NICE LOOKING WOOD BOARD,WHAT TYPE OF WOOD DID YOU USE FOR THE CORE AND HOW THICK :thumb: DAVE


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It is three layers of 3mm "Baltic Birch" wrapped with a layer of 6oz fiberglass and epoxy so the board is around 9mm thick.

The the combination of concave and rocker in the wood lamination makes the board a lot stiffer than it would be if it had a flat bottom.


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I posted a few more images in the gallery. There are pictures of the improved stubby boards as well as a 150x39.5 lightwind board that has very good "pop".

You should be able to link to the photos here:

http://gallery.kiteforum.com/gallery/albup46

I that doesn't work then the images are in are in the Gallery / North America / USA / not annonymous folder.

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Hope you like them,
Trent


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 10:41 pm 
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hello not annonymous.

I very like your board. I only want to ask you how is weight of your woodies cca (150x40). ANd i also want ask how you bend rocker and concave - in one step it is possible?

Thank you very much

Tom


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2003 3:49 am 
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The 150x40 weighs about 9.5 pounds (4.3kg) complete with straps, pads and fins.

I laminate the wood blanks using a curved mold and a vacuum press. The mold is like a rocker table with the concave shaped in.


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thank you very much for answer.


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Correction: That should say 9.75 pounds (4.4 Kg) complete for the 150 and 8 pounds complete (3.6 Kg) for 120.

Trent


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What kind of paint do you use? It looks beautifull!


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I stain the core with aniline dye before I glass it. If the pictures were better you could clearly see the wood grain pattern on the finished boards.

On top of the glass is several coats of uv-inhibiting clear polyurethane.


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