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Big Board Build

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Created by Gestalt 1 month ago, 19 Apr 2020
olskool
QLD, 1753 posts
28 Apr 2020 8:03AM
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Starboard RB strap is the go. Low profile n stomp flat easily.

Gestalt
QLD, 12667 posts
28 Apr 2020 4:00PM
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yep your onto it olskool. when it's done i'd be keen for you to see how the board works for you. i'll bring a bunch of bigger boards to try

olskool
QLD, 1753 posts
30 Apr 2020 12:45PM
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Cool, thanks dude. Something new to try right on my doorstep.

Gestalt
QLD, 12667 posts
1 May 2020 10:05AM
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quick update on the board.

i ordered 2L of changeclimate bio epoxy resin. - got that from an art shop.
plus ordered the foam. which i ended up getting from a building supply company.

next week have a meeting at DCPaddleboards to hand over the file and foam and chat about what best suits their work flow. spoke with dale a couple of times so far to confirm min foam block size for his mill.

the finished blank cost will be approx $275. the price is driven by foam density. the lighter the foam the cheaper it is. lighter foam however needs more expensive layups so swings and roundabouts.

Gestalt
QLD, 12667 posts
3 May 2020 1:15AM
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pretty much finished the design for V2. a performance orientated shape with rocker loosely based on the simmer quantum. pretty loose though i changed a fair bit.

bottom is rolled v in the nose with chines > shallow double inside single through the middle > double v in the tail. trying ideas from surfing.
2350x700x145 - 135lt


seabreezer
198 posts
3 May 2020 9:38AM
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Here Gesalt - check footstrap at 47 min ....

Gestalt
QLD, 12667 posts
3 May 2020 4:21PM
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thanks seabreezer.
that's exactly what i was looking for. great vid too.

i found the Armstrong straps at WAsurf. They also had another option made by Axis. both made for lying on or standing on.

Gestalt
QLD, 12667 posts
18 May 2020 10:31AM
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Got the foam, 2lt of resin, some carbon and about 30m of volan.

Blank should be cut by end of week and I'm picking up some paulownia to mount the boxes in

Photo below of the stuff before shaping.



Gestalt
QLD, 12667 posts
22 May 2020 5:51PM
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Spent a few hours at the dc paddle board factory today. Met Dale. Went and grabbed a burger at lunch with him. Fun day.













Now to hand finish the blank.

515
453 posts
Saturday , 23 May 2020 4:29PM
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Great to get the board "cut"
I have a production sup his design, I like it.

Gestalt
QLD, 12667 posts
Saturday , 23 May 2020 10:49PM
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515 said..
Great to get the board "cut"
I have a production sup his design, I like it.




he seem to be really onto it with sups. has dc surfboards too..
watching the whole process was really eye opening for me. even while my board was being cut he had other customers in and around the shop watching what he was doing. really open to people seeing what he is doing.

Gestalt
QLD, 12667 posts
Saturday , 23 May 2020 11:04PM
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I grabbed some more images of the blank tonight. Shows the bottom contours and rails after the cnc process in better detail. Have also started on a graphic design and gotten some paint. Got. more tools as well. Burfords is around the corner from dc so I grabbed a decent pair of scissors and a squeegee








Gestalt
QLD, 12667 posts
Saturday , 23 May 2020 11:58PM
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Keen to keep things moving I organized to meet Peter Nitschke at his NXS factory next Friday on the condition its not windy... lol. I have to hand finish the blank in the next 5 days as well which will be pushing things.

So next step after the blank is done is to take the board to peter where he'll look at the design a little closer and install the boxes for me. He's also gone through some construction tips and has the paulownia and other hardware needed.

Peter was in part the catalyst for the project. i had been talking to him for over a year about building some boards in my back yard and hand laminating them. Recently he asked me to help him with his 3d files and I saw his 120lt wave board and things went from there.

While discussing the idea with Peter, I asked if he would be ok with me getting a blank cut and laminating the board if he helped with the boxes and construction advice along the way. He was keen. So the project began.

Peter has been a friend for a very long time and would normally just build my boards to his shape, or my shape or something in between. I met him 30 years ago through my high school windsurfing program and worked for him for a bit after that and sailed his gear competitively after that. In short he has built all my custom boards over the last 30 years. For me it wouldn't be right if he wasn't involved in some way. We have had many many conversations about board design and construction over the years and he's always keen to try ideas



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