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Big Board Build

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Created by Gestalt 2 months ago, 19 Apr 2020
olskool
QLD, 1782 posts
11 Jun 2020 12:13AM
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So if you've got a plot of dots maybe a flexicurve could be used?

R1DER
WA, 1283 posts
15 Jun 2020 5:12PM
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Gestalt said..

515 said..
"The more effort I put into the board the more I'd like it to last so ill probably try and make it stronger than planned."

Hey Gestalt, what materials/construction methods are you going to do now?
Being a light wind wave board its probably not built to be indestructible for high flat landings but some sandwich construction?
In terms of q cell mix straight on the foam I see the point but think its more about having the glass wet out but not more resin than necessary. Pin holes can be filled.
Rails look great! Keep the good work and progress coming





thx.

so no sandwich construction. i'm using a more traditional layup. because of that used a higher density core.
i was originally just going to do 2 layers of volan top and 1 layer bottom like a longboard. build it, test it, and start again.

but... now.

deck
2 layers 6oz volan
6oz volan patch to nose
carbon patch to mast track
0.6mm timber patch to footstraps

Rails
100mm carbon uni rail tape

Bottom
1 layer 6 oz volan + 1 layer 4 oz glass

also, rail will be cut lap.


Interesting. What density is the blank?

Gestalt
QLD, 12764 posts
15 Jun 2020 8:43PM
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R1DER said..

Gestalt said..


515 said..
"The more effort I put into the board the more I'd like it to last so ill probably try and make it stronger than planned."

Hey Gestalt, what materials/construction methods are you going to do now?
Being a light wind wave board its probably not built to be indestructible for high flat landings but some sandwich construction?
In terms of q cell mix straight on the foam I see the point but think its more about having the glass wet out but not more resin than necessary. Pin holes can be filled.
Rails look great! Keep the good work and progress coming






thx.

so no sandwich construction. i'm using a more traditional layup. because of that used a higher density core.
i was originally just going to do 2 layers of volan top and 1 layer bottom like a longboard. build it, test it, and start again.

but... now.

deck
2 layers 6oz volan
6oz volan patch to nose
carbon patch to mast track
0.6mm timber patch to footstraps

Rails
100mm carbon uni rail tape

Bottom
1 layer 6 oz volan + 1 layer 4 oz glass

also, rail will be cut lap.



Interesting. What density is the blank?


blank is 28kg/m3

Gestalt
QLD, 12764 posts
26 Jun 2020 2:21PM
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I dropped the blank at the nxs factory today so peter can install the plugs. Was good to catch up. Checked put the chickens, picked some fruit. Je also is in pro ess of building a paulownia board from wood grown on his property.

Back to the blank.

We went through fin positions, strap spacing and mast location to suit the board.


Gestalt
QLD, 12764 posts
26 Jun 2020 2:28PM
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On the wall of Peters shed are some boards of old. One of his speed boards and his 6'8" wave board.

climber
NSW, 1108 posts
27 Jun 2020 4:23PM
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Gestalt said..
On the wall of Peters shed are some boards of old. One of his speed boards and his 6'8" wave board.


Pete's shed is awesome .... so much good stuff in there of current trends and days gone by ... great guy too

Gestalt
QLD, 12764 posts
28 Jun 2020 9:06AM
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Yeah I love it.

He's got a lot of boards on the go at the moment.

Gestalt
QLD, 12764 posts
Thursday , 2 Jul 2020 11:14PM
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Can't build a board without a wanky name and a logo so here is a nod to 80's skateboarding and the graphics on my previous board.




Imax1
QLD, 2746 posts
Friday , 3 Jul 2020 7:23AM
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You can't put a wanky logo on the board . Who would do that
So will you be wetting on the board , no sandwich ?
Will you be doing this with lots of pics ?

Gestalt
QLD, 12764 posts
Friday , 3 Jul 2020 8:44AM
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yep no sandwich. will keep up with the pics.

been a slowish process so far.

Gestalt
QLD, 12764 posts
Monday , 6 Jul 2020 12:25PM
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Have been looking into how to do the artwork. The idea is for the art work to be green and vibrant to enhance the volan fabric in the layup.
the plan being to do an abstract squeegee pull of multiple colours to about 3/4 of the length of the board from the nose. then leave the tail of the board white with black pads and straps.

Having never done this type of artwork, i have no idea if it will work or what it will look like so intend on doing a test run first in case i need to change tack.

looking around at whats available i preferred resin tint greens over the acrylic greens. I ordered a bunch of resin tint colours for the artwork and a black posca pen to do the fused logo. tints are in the post.


p.s. i noticed they match my helmet.


the other update i'm very excited about is i ordered a set of custom fins which are finished and will be in the post soon. i'll take photos and reveal once delivered.

Gestalt
QLD, 12764 posts
Monday , 6 Jul 2020 3:33PM
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Peter sent me a shot. Boxes are in. Woodies are next then deck plugs and track





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