DIY Speedboard info

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gazxtreme
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Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:47 pm

It started out as an old RRD 180 assymetric, both ends the same as Mike advised trying twintips first, I also have a twin tip ply board started.
I took some of the heel side rail off for 80cm to give a straight edge but then left the rest of the profile as it was then chopped as much as possible away from the rest. This will no doubt not be the final shape but a strating point.
gazxtreme
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Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:02 pm

Is anybody putting any rocker at all on the nose of their directionals or each end of their twin tips or is dead flat the best if you have non choppy conditions.
cactus
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Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:31 am

Ja, I start the rocker just behind the front foot and gradually increase it to about 35mm at the nose. From the start point back, it is totally flat, however the flex that I build into my boards can be worked to give more or less rocker on the fly if needed. I find flex also helps control the board when in reverse especially as I do not use a fin in front.

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chipmunk
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Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:09 pm

Old Speed Boards :-D
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gazxtreme
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Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:11 pm

That must be a bugger to ride backwards, thanks for that Rich, I may just be getting enough materials to build a few boards from a guy who used to build canoes so may start on some directionals. He has some ideas he's going to share about sandwich construction and other stuff so will have plenty to do for the no-wind days.
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Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:25 pm

Hell Mike that last board with the 4 footstraps is exactly what I was thinking of on my black chopped board but I have a bit more room than that. Nice collection of pics.
cactus
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Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:35 pm

Mike, I like the fin spring thingys, I've been working on something similar
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chipmunk
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Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:34 pm

The 4 foot strap board is Tilmann Heinig some of the others are from Fuerteventura 2005 ish
The carbon board is from Australia
If the photos inspired someone to have a go that’s got to be good

My nose rocker is 25mm/28mm starting under the front foot strap but that’s for a flat water board.
A flex board will be fast in chop and a stiff board will be good in flat water its down to where you ride and the conditions you ride in
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Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:44 pm

Tilmann's flap fin
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Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:22 pm

Wikid thread, ive been trying to decide on what speed board for a year, time to prep the shed :)
cactus
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Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:34 pm

Hey Shem, think we did our instructor training together, Hope you are well. Let me know if I can help with the kite board.
Between Mike and me, aswell as some others on here you'll get some good ideas for speed boards.
Cheers.
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Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:49 am

I seem to have a surplus of kiteboards that I don't use anymore...

I have a feeling that taking a saw to one of them would be a cool idea!

my local spot is southend which has the Ray which I has two speed runs at 2 nautical miles each.....

go out lit up on a 10 and see what happens!

watch this space and see if I manage to hack a decent shape out of the old board!
carlos_c
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Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:42 pm

Hey Tone - we might finally make use of my garage :-D
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Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:34 pm

haha yeah, cutting up a board is always a start to actually making one!
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Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:00 pm

Nah - I'll order up some marine ply and get the jig saw out
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