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andyjiggs
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Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:29 am

Anyone know of anybody making custom kite surf boards or windsurf boards in the UK anymore or is it a dead art? Not twin tips just directionals/surfboards.
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Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:01 pm

Moo Customs makes custom windsurf boards, think they hold some kind of speed record with Thorpey? Lot of shapers out there who'll make custom (kite) surf boards a few friends have had them made by Supernova. I'd be surprised is the likes of Adams, CG customs or Nigel Semmens wouldn't too.
andyjiggs
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Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:12 am

Hey thanks for getting back to me.
Not familiar with the names,are they all west country based.
I have a 3 strap directional which I love for the conditions it was built for,not for surf as I don,t get any at my local spot.
It was made by Colin McCulloch sadly no longer with us,anyone of old will know the name. 5.2 and looks pretty odd but I absolutely love it.
There are no production boards I know of that are similar and also three strap although a couple of 2 straps could be modified.
The solution would possibly be to try and get a shaper to copy the original or to take a 2 strap production and modify it with footstrap inserts although I don,t know if it would end up undermining the strength of the board.
I have a 2 strap Naish Global but the 2 strap set up aggravates my knee too much.
Another alternative I believe there maybe one or two other boards the same in the country that are possibly not being used anymore,I saw one on ebay a few years back in the Bournemouth area,bit of a long shot?
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Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:25 am

NS and Adams are west country. Supernova is East Sussex. There isn't nor likely to be another Colin Mulloch.

Moo is up somewhere New Brighton way I think.

Give a few shapers a call! Or better bin those straps!!
andyjiggs
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Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:08 pm

Have a fair amount of chop where I ride.
Strapless just doesn't work for me like to ride powered and locked in,big smiles.
bill
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Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:41 pm

andyjiggs
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Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:18 am

Thanks for the info,a good read.
mike dubs
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Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:13 pm

My Luke Young board has been awesome, you should talk to him. He kept my template, but will do whatever you want and keep sharing the progress for you to tweak.

Year in, no issues with it at all and performs excellently.

Mike
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Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:24 pm

JP surfboards, many of the top guys in the U.K. use them.
More info on our website here: http://blastkiteboarding.co.uk/custom-s ... rd-flyboy/

Standard shapes available or full custom to you spec
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Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:07 pm

Quite expensive but Carved do custom boards and their new 'Clarke foam style' semi production boards work well, loads more grip than epoxy styro.
andyjiggs
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Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:26 am

Thanks for all the replies.
So a bit out of touch,what would expect to pay for a 3 strap,five two,quad fin set up as a ball park figure.
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