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Re: Twintips for less than £50 !

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  • jmullmd@home.com
    Sounds cool, Dave. Did you put the rocker in yourself? Did you do something fancy like soak it and dry it on a curved rocker table? Sounds like a great
    Message 1 of 5 , Jul 1, 2001
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      Sounds cool, Dave. Did you put the rocker in yourself? Did you do
      something fancy like soak it and dry it on a curved rocker table?
      Sounds like a great project.

      Thanks,

      John
      --- 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 su=
      ggestion' and the result is a cheapo twintip:
      >
      > A couple of weeks ago I laminated up an all wood twin tip, just for the h=
      ell 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. (Borrow=
      ed 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 cru=
      ising 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 you=
      r choice and 'cast your own' in Resin.
      >
      > If anybody wants details or pics just ask.
      >
      >
      > Dave
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    • jmullmd@home.com
      Dave,Just checked your pics and I think it s a beauty. One of the best values I ve seen. Has it got you wondering about a real inexpensive way to make a
      Message 2 of 5 , Jul 1, 2001
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        Dave,

        Just checked your pics and I think it's a beauty. One of the best
        values I've seen. Has it got you wondering about a real inexpensive way
        to make a lighter one? Suggestions with inexpensive foams?

        Great job!

        John

        --- 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 su=
        ggestion' and the result is a cheapo twintip:
        >
        > A couple of weeks ago I laminated up an all wood twin tip, just for the h=
        ell 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. (Borrow=
        ed 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 cru=
        ising 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 you=
        r choice and 'cast your own' in Resin.
        >
        > If anybody wants details or pics just ask.
        >
        >
        > Dave
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      • kltorrance@ktorrance.freeserve.co.uk
        ... the hell of it. ... £30. But reusable) ... (Borrowed off an old windsurfer) ... to real boards. ... else. ... THE cruising board. ... how you get on
        Message 3 of 5 , Jul 4, 2001
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          --- 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:
          >
          > 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.
          >
          >
          > Dave
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        • kltorrance@ktorrance.freeserve.co.uk
          Sorry I screwed up my last message. What I mant to say is how did you make the deck pads or did you but them? Great looking board by the way. Keith
          Message 4 of 5 , Jul 4, 2001
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            Sorry I screwed up my last message. What I mant to say is how did you
            make the deck pads or did you but them?

            Great looking board by the way.

            Keith
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