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  • AlexanderW26 commented on fjordfiend's instructable Hollow wooden kitesurfboard6 months ago
    Hollow wooden kitesurfboard

    Long boards with little to no rocker are best suited to light winds. My version turned out 150cm x 42cm (9cm front and 6cm rear rocker) because of the wood I had already. I kept the original rocker because I get a lot of surf. It works great for me in 10 knots with a 15m kite (I weigh 62kg). If you're heavier or go out in lighter winds, I'd recommend a longer, wider board with less rocker. I made a 160cm x 50cm dogbone lightwind board (no rocker) after this build with 5mm construction plywood scraps and wood glue. Sealed the thing in clear epoxy and regretted it becuase I used epoxy meant for arts and crafts that cured way too fast, resulting in too thick of a coat. So, get a proper slow-hardening resin unless you have experience with epoxy (I didn't, and ended up with a heavy board tha...see more »Long boards with little to no rocker are best suited to light winds. My version turned out 150cm x 42cm (9cm front and 6cm rear rocker) because of the wood I had already. I kept the original rocker because I get a lot of surf. It works great for me in 10 knots with a 15m kite (I weigh 62kg). If you're heavier or go out in lighter winds, I'd recommend a longer, wider board with less rocker. I made a 160cm x 50cm dogbone lightwind board (no rocker) after this build with 5mm construction plywood scraps and wood glue. Sealed the thing in clear epoxy and regretted it becuase I used epoxy meant for arts and crafts that cured way too fast, resulting in too thick of a coat. So, get a proper slow-hardening resin unless you have experience with epoxy (I didn't, and ended up with a heavy board that lasted 4 sessions). By the way, my 5 kilo board worked great in spite of everything!Cheers and happy building!

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