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  • How to Make a Teeterboard | Springboard

    I am thrilled to have found this Instructable! It has been in the back of my mind, forever. Thanks for posting!I was wondering if there was other wood (more readily available wood) that you could suggest? It seems like I saw where others had used Apple wood (??) or maybe even ash. I'm not sure which woods wood have both spring and strength. Thanks, in advance, for any help you can give me. :)

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  • 1gr81 commented on ewilhelm's instructable Plywood Kiteboard2 years ago
    Plywood Kiteboard

    I am a little late to this party...okay..a LOT late. :) Any update on the construction of this board?It seems straight forward enough, but my biggest question is about the edges and foot placement. The edges- The Instructables says..."Round any sharp edges so the board doesn't cut you" Would I be correct to think, either.... a light sanding to eliminate sharpness- or rounded with a router for performance. (??) Just curious how that affects the board performance. I have seen other videos, that I believe, shaped their boards slightly rounded on bottom and tapered on top. I don't fully understand how that helps a boards performance.The other (and probably much bigger concern) is foot strap placement. The instructable says...."The holes for the footstraps are set 1 in...

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    I am a little late to this party...okay..a LOT late. :) Any update on the construction of this board?It seems straight forward enough, but my biggest question is about the edges and foot placement. The edges- The Instructables says..."Round any sharp edges so the board doesn't cut you" Would I be correct to think, either.... a light sanding to eliminate sharpness- or rounded with a router for performance. (??) Just curious how that affects the board performance. I have seen other videos, that I believe, shaped their boards slightly rounded on bottom and tapered on top. I don't fully understand how that helps a boards performance.The other (and probably much bigger concern) is foot strap placement. The instructable says...."The holes for the footstraps are set 1 inch forward of the centerline"....Would I be correct to find the centerline of the board (top to bottom) make a mark 1" above that line...place foot in front of spot marked for hole and then, imagining a strap, mark for the other hole(??) I think I read in another tutorial to close your eyes, jump in the air, then naturally land and that will be your foot placement on the board. Does that make sense? Just wondering how that foot alignment would work along with the "1" in front of centerline. (??) How tight should the foot straps be? I am imagining loose enough to get a finger between the strap and your foot. (??) Also, the pic above (last one of the kiteboard) it looks like the feet are about equal distance from each end. Is that right?If anyone can help me with these ideas/questions, I would be grateful. My Teen kids and I will be starting our Kiteboarding lessons soon and I hope to build a couple of these boards to get us started in the sport. I apologize for so many questions, but as a beginner, I'm not familiar w the nuances of why a board is built the way it is. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me. :)

    I didn't mean to write a dissertation, but I'm on the way to pick up the plywood now, with hopes of beginning the build this weekend. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!! Seize life!!

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