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Making first surfboard, what shape?

Postby Pietro_2003 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:10 am

Howdy, I'm starting to get into some surfing and now that things are getting colder I thought I'd start a winter project.

A friend of mine has a rocker line from he made that I am going to use, but I don't know what shape I should go for. I've tried to Google it but without much success.

I am almost 70kg and surf mostly in wind generated onshore mush. Most common kite is going to be my 8m, which for me is around 18-25kts. Are there some guidelines that I could follow regarding the outline? Does anyone know of any resources out there?

I do have a beat up (non-kite) surfboard around 5'9" x 18" x 2" which seems pretty lightweight, but thought that might be a bit small. Thoughts?

Cheers.

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Re: Making first surfboard, what shape?

Postby SupaEZ » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:29 am

Get a hold of a North Whip quad........and just copy the 5'8" model......EZ iest way...and it will be great

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Re: Making first surfboard, what shape?

Postby hobie1463 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:39 am

Have a look here,

It's in Australia. I think Europe does a similar thing.

http://www.shapers.com.au/categories/Surfboard-Blanks/

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Re: Making first surfboard, what shape?

Postby Pietro_2003 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:10 am

hobie1463 wrote:Have a look here,

It's in Australia. I think Europe does a similar thing.

http://www.shapers.com.au/categories/Surfboard-Blanks/

Would love to buy a shaped blank and save some time, but have a friend who has foam left over, and our winter is long. So, I'll be doing it from scratch.


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