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Home Made Nose Protectors?

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Created by OldManSteve A week ago, 8 Nov 2018
OldManSteve
TAS, 142 posts
8 Nov 2018 3:45PM
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Hi All
I know you can buy a commercial version but who has some good ideas for a home made nose protector for when you are learning to foil?
Thanks
Steve

bensen
39 posts
8 Nov 2018 3:02PM
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Use the translatebutton


bensens.dk/BLOG/noseprotector-en-hund-en-flise-og-en-skumfidus/

Bertie
WA, 1283 posts
8 Nov 2018 3:14PM
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nah dont do the pool noodle. you end up cracking the nose but you cant see it and then your board sucks in water.

Make up a slip on fiberglass and kevlar unit that attaches with silicone.

You gotta use packing tape or similar as a release layer, then layup on the the packing tape. Pop off the glass piece, trim it up, paint it then use a thin bead of silicone to glue on to the board. I'm sure I've seen one Decrepit made years ago somewhere.

Peter Hands
VIC, 29 posts
8 Nov 2018 6:31PM
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I have gone the full monty
Deviator mast base helps, but only protects centre of nose - add nose protector eg SB, JP, I used silicone so easy to remove - then Clark Rubber do a $30 black tubing, have this running along mast from boom to base, easy to attach using velcro strips from sewing stores etc
sounds like overkill, but early crashes are NASTY! especially as I started on faster foil the SB GT
after 12+ sessions I seem to be past the worst, but will keep the mast tube ... no downside and saves big $$ and downtime from spills

ZeeGerman
84 posts
9 Nov 2018 2:26AM
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This must be the worst home made foiling nose protector of all times:
o.k.: effortless hands-on application, easily removed
but not built to last, lots of added swing weight and what an eye-sore!!!!
www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwj4vIORtcXeAhUPUlAKHYpbBRsQtwIwA3oECAYQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D_hgkU2Qr5oA&usg=AOvVaw220i0qOwraF1uZH6qwHkQ4
Don't try this at home!
Cheers, Sven

h20
VIC, 410 posts
9 Nov 2018 11:24AM
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Grab a jacknobber. Recommend them during the learning phase.

jirvin4505
QLD, 930 posts
9 Nov 2018 12:48PM
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ZeeGerman said..
This must be the worst home made foiling nose protector of all times:
o.k.: effortless hands-on application, easily removed
but not built to last, lots of added swing weight and what an eye-sore!!!!
www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwj4vIORtcXeAhUPUlAKHYpbBRsQtwIwA3oECAYQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D_hgkU2Qr5oA&usg=AOvVaw220i0qOwraF1uZH6qwHkQ4
Don't try this at home!
Cheers, Sven


Nothing wrong with the life jacket taped to the nose

used it it plenty of times - saved many a nose as I'm getting use to a different board

grich62
QLD, 509 posts
Thursday , 15 Nov 2018 7:42AM
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i cut shapes out of exercise mats from clark rubber glue them down with high strength spray glue .easy to remove old glue with petrol,i have 3 boards done this way and have not crack nose since ,you don't need as much as i put on


berowne
NSW, 226 posts
Friday , 16 Nov 2018 12:57PM
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Nose protection is over rated!





berowne
NSW, 226 posts
Friday , 16 Nov 2018 12:58PM
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Nose protection is over rated!





BSN101
WA, 1377 posts
Friday , 16 Nov 2018 11:24AM
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berowne said..
Nose protection is over rated!






different approach to the AHD hole on the board idea

Friday , 16 Nov 2018 7:01PM
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grich62 said..
i cut shapes out of exercise mats from clark rubber glue them down with high strength spray glue .easy to remove old glue with petrol,i have 3 boards done this way and have not crack nose since ,you don't need as much as i put on



What a great idea - what type of glue did you use ?

grich62
QLD, 509 posts
Saturday , 17 Nov 2018 9:24PM
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WindsurfSystems said..

grich62 said..
i cut shapes out of exercise mats from clark rubber glue them down with high strength spray glue .easy to remove old glue with petrol,i have 3 boards done this way and have not crack nose since ,you don't need as much as i put on



What a great idea - what type of glue did you use ?


high strength contact spray glue,you can buy a small can for about 11$ at bunnings ,siker flex brand or sellys,or from clark ruber at 4 x the price

CAN17
83 posts
Saturday , 17 Nov 2018 9:57PM
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berowne said..
Nose protection is over rated!






Wow berowne, I have the same board minus the missing nose section. Didn't know it was possible to do that to a board! Is that thing still usable and water tight

I use this placed under the boom.
Don't know how well it actually works but no nose damage through one summer of foiling. It's mostly there as a sense of security I thin. But the best nose petector has to be not letting anything hit the nose
it's basically two mast foot protectors sewn together.



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