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34308Re: Twintips for less than £50 !

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  • kltorrance@ktorrance.freeserve.co.uk
    Jul 4, 2001
      --- In kitesurf@y..., "Dave Folkard" <dave@f...> wrote:
      > Maybe this is re-inventing the wheel.
      > Anyhow, it is an alternative to the 'Bolt straps onto an old
      surfboard suggestion' and the result is a cheapo twintip:
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      > A couple of weeks ago I laminated up an all wood twin tip, just for
      the hell of it.
      > 3 layers of 3.6mm ply glued up, with rocker built in. (<£15)
      > Fins bolted through from the Top (These were the expensive bit ~
      £30. But reusable)
      > Footstraps Bolted through from the bottom with countersunk heads.
      (Borrowed off an old windsurfer)
      > Sharp rails + a few coats of varnish.
      > Probably less than 4 hours work.
      >
      > Similar in shape to Litewave 169 but a bit shorter and less rocker.
      >
      > Initial thoughts were it was a bit heavy and flexible compared
      to 'real' boards.
      >
      > How does it work?
      >
      > F***ING BRILLIANT
      >
      > Very easy to use. No unpleasant suprises. Rips upwind like nothing
      else.
      > Verrrrry Smooooooooth.
      >
      > This might not be the best spinny jumping machine. However, it is
      THE cruising board.
      > If you want to experiment with shapes & sizes or just want to see
      how you get on with a TT its a sure cheap way to a bomproof board.
      > I'm not sure how much I fancy having BIG waves tossing this board
      at me. But I'll just have to find out.
      >
      > The ultra cheap option is to take plaster of Paris moulds of a fin
      of your choice and 'cast your own' in Resin.
      >
      > If anybody wants details or pics just ask.
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      > Dave
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