I decided to share this project with you even though I didnt take any photos of its first steps ,Yet I am posting the photos of 90% of this project hoping this would be helpfull .
I used 3 sheet of ply wood to make the Skate body and pressed it with  weight to get it into Arc shape (as per first few photos).

I have also used a tin sheet metal from an old cabinet drawer to enforce the Kiteboard top and bottom .

Then I ran a 2" leafspring sheet on the bottom portion of the board tip to tip to work as a shock absorber.

<p>Wow! what a great job! I build longboards for a side job and it really is easy to build boards using a vacuum bag and lots of maple layers. Maybe even eliminate the need for steel reinforcing if you do it that way. My one add might be if you are needing a different turn radius you can go up to a 44deg kick (upturn) for the truck mounts. cool project!</p>
<p>Hey Stumitch</p><p>Thanks, </p>
How wide and long is this board? PLS reply quickly cause I might be going to micheals soon and they have baltic birch plywood. Also, how thick is the board?
I used 3 sheet of marine ply wood about 3mm thick each ,30cm wide ,100cm long ( before binding ),pressed together while still wet I but lots if weigh in the middle of the board for almost 3 days to dry ,then I cut the Edges into the desired shape , <br>- in order to get the tips in the opposite angle I jammed the tips in a vice and pulled the board from the medel using a strap ,I use to spray the wood with water during molding it into the final shape and leave for days before i repeat the action for the other sides tip. <br>when finaly had it the way it looks now ,drilled the holes for all the wheel assy and the foot straps .the tires cane from a hand trolly . <br> <br>Please let me know if you need any more details also you can google &quot; mountain boards&quot; or &quot;kite skates &quot; for different shapes and sizes of the same also you cane got to : www.seabreeze.com.au for a varity of DIY wind power projects , <br> <br>PS. <br> I have done some other related projects but never had the chance to post ,the photos were random but available
Really nice looking! Oddly reminiscent of a dirtboard (or mountainboard depending on who you ask) but what ever it is awesome none the less.
I agree. This looks like the cheapest, best functioning, and awesomest DIY mountain board! I plan on making this and making Sauls 6.5 or 12 meter kite as a kiteboarding setup! Any article links on kiteboarding? Of one on how to ride?
Thanks , <br>you are right ,I also see it as such &quot;a DirtBoard&quot;
VERY cool! What are the coil springs from? Are those old automotive engine valve springs?
Thanks Tray , <br>Close enough <br> <br>I got them from an old Forklift engine ,but I had to expand them a bit pass the elastic point to gain more blank space in between the sprig rings, I did it because it was too hard to steer back into straight position ( I weigh 95 kg ) and these springs stores enough energy to do the job , they worked like a charm
<p>What are this wheels from?</p>
<p>hey,</p><p>I found them in the local market, they use them for two wheels type hand trolly</p><p>thanks</p>
just the general shape and measurements if possible. Thanks for your quick reply!
Can you post the link for the template if there is one?
Hi <br>what template do exactly mean , I realy want to help. <br>Thanks
you built your own trucks?
Yes I did, But you'll be surprised how smooth it is to handle..
It looks to me like you have enough photos for a proper step-by-step instructable.
Hi Kiteman, <br>thanks for viewing my project,hope you find it good <br> <br>As per step-by-step instructable,Well, It was planned this way,but for some reason I spent more than 7 hrs and 6 attempts to Upload the photos and every time I upload a good number of them something goes wrong with the network and send me back to the blank upload page , <br>So I went on and published what I found saved in my library with some or no comments at all <br> <br>Anyhow I am willing to answer any question .

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