We built this in 2008... 2nd season of kiting... wanted to go in light winds. It works... no fins. We built two of them cause the first one worked so well.
It's roughly 50cm by 165. No fins... goes upwind real easy. It satisfied the light wind craze we had starting out. I haven't used it much since then tho.
That's an old pair of windsurf straps and some boom wrap for pads. Used a marine paint, 3 coats... still half a quart left.
Was a low cost alternative to 700 for a new one.
Also should add that it saved me from having to buy a light wind kite... used my regular kite and switched out boards when the winds picked up. So it was good for that... extended the session on both ends you might say... get out earlier and stay out longer I guess. Now I'm to old to stay out long
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