elliott george wrote:
Naish Alaia $269 ready to ride.http://kiteboarding.com/proddetail.asp?prod=naish_alaia
Perfect for you, based on your description of your skills with wood.
Yeah they look good, but like most 18 year old kitesurfers I'm broke because I spent my money on cable parks and beer.
So this is a cheap alternative for light wind days.
Also I'm not that bad with wood in a non sexual manor. Plus my mate will give me a hand if I help him build one too so I'm sure we will work it out if some one gives me some more info.
I guess I was believing the part where you said "for a guy who doesn't have the slightest clue on how to build boards, or do anything practical whatsoever".
Anyway, now is as good a time as any to learn something.
The instructions on the web and Youtube are pretty detailed.
Search: Build an Alaia kiteboard, and build an Alaia.
Here is a good place to start, which includes a PDF of the exact dimensions.http://waterlust.org/Woodsled_files/Wat ... Manual.pdf
I don't believe you will save money on your first build, after buying the wood, glue, glass and resin.. then buying (or borrowing) the power tools, hand tools and clamps.
But you will learn a lot, which can never be bad.
Less beer...more books.