hello everyone, I am a kiteboardaholic, bought a crap ton of boards, almost found the perfect one in the hadlow freestyle, but not quite there yet, want more bottom end for my weight, so decided to start making them
anyways i havent built a board yet, but decided that i would make fins first using this process...http://www.swaylocks.com/node/1022521
so i am making my boxes that i am going to make the mold with polytek and i started fiddling with the Lexan i bought at home depot, its 1/4" thick, very bendy
reminds me of the shinn tips, so my question is if you add fiberglass to lexan will it hold it to kiteboarding? if not what type of plastic do shinn boards have for their tips, obviously they have wood in their cores, and my first kiteboard will be a plywood board, but has anyone made tips out of some type of ABS plastic or polycarbonate, if so how?
i also see in my lunacy through the top sheet in the sun, the wood core ends right before the tips and it becomes some type of black core, i am assuming its plastic
now it is my experience that wood tips are better for going upwind cause they are stiffer, but plastic tips are better in the white water and chop, it would be awesome to make a board that has the characteristics of the monk...