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Homemade Wakeskate

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This Step-By-Step Instructable will guide you through the process of making your own custom wakeskate using the Roarockit Skateboard Company's Thin Air Press vacuum bag system

A wakeskate is basically a smaller wakeboard without the bindings. It is gripped just like a skateboard (sometimes with a soft, high-traction foam) and is generally ridden wearing old skate shoes. The lack of bindings make for a unique trick set that is similar to skateboarding, only without wheels and on the water.

The build in this tutorial is done by Matt Richardson of Frenique Customs. He has been building wakeskates for a few years and has been kind enough to share his process with the DIY community. You can check out a wakeskate build review he did for us a while back here - http://www.rockitalk.com/blog/2012/7/23/wakeskate-build-review-pt1.html

For this build, you will need to following Tools & Materials:

(8) Layers of 1/16" Double Wide Maple Veneers (24" x 48" uncut dimension)
(1) 36"x52" Thin Air Press vacuum bag kit (includes pump, breather netting and sealing tape)
(1) 2" Foam Slab (dimension should match your veneer size)
(1) Adhesive Trowel
Grip Tape

Pen or Pencil
Ruler
*optional Paper Template

West System Epoxy Resin + Hardener
Plastic Cup 
Stir Stick
Plastic Gloves

Sharp Utility Knife
Jigsaw
Edge Sander
Palm Sander



 
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