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Show me new mutants or the latest "directional optimised TTs"

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Created by Plummet > 9 months ago, 22 Apr 2019
amirite
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17 Aug 2019 7:48PM
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causehecan said..
You should just go all banksy on it start templateing off busstop walls shopping center information desks mcdonalds arches park slipperyslides. Then youll have a bunch of boards made of weird iconic **** and a heap of people wondering what sort of grub is eating holes on all theyre advertisements

id like to surf on the face of a few real estate agents


wow
trippy

Plummet
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18 Aug 2019 3:12AM
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causehecan said..
id like to surf on the face of a few real estate agents


Hahahahaha. When I got up this morning I didn't think I've read that,,,,, You are one crazy bastardo.

causehecan
WA, 668 posts
18 Aug 2019 5:37PM
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Muchos besos

Plummet
4727 posts
19 Aug 2019 2:46AM
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Now I think about it. I've seen face surfing before. Must have been a sewing web site because it was usually accompanied by lots of scissoring.

Plummet
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21 Aug 2019 3:20AM
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bjw
NSW, 3201 posts
21 Aug 2019 8:39AM
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Nice board work!

Plummet
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22 Aug 2019 5:46PM
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causehecan
WA, 668 posts
22 Aug 2019 7:11PM
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Hello cheeky

Just had s quick squiz at the nzc website any idea what the kevlar honeycomb core used for? Will be looking pretty flash once your done good luck

Plummet
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23 Aug 2019 5:13AM
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Ooooohhhhhh OH for Awesome!

3D printed Ti inserts in the house!


CJ2478
NSW, 408 posts
23 Aug 2019 8:06AM
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textreme?

eppo
WA, 7540 posts
23 Aug 2019 7:35AM
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Bamboo drilling and shaping off the template.


Oooooh

Plummet
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23 Aug 2019 8:32AM
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CJ2478 said..

Plummet said..




textreme?


12k spread toe 200gram

Plummet
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23 Aug 2019 8:33AM
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causehecan said..
Hello cheeky

Just had s quick squiz at the nzc website any idea what the kevlar honeycomb core used for? Will be looking pretty flash once your done good luck


Not sure. I guess for when you want a resilient core.

amirite
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23 Aug 2019 9:22AM
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what is the thickness of the bamboo
is it heavy

Plummet
4727 posts
23 Aug 2019 11:12AM
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2x 3mm sheets. So 6mm core.
Yep bamboo is heavy. But its strong as fark and has similar flex properties to carbon. Makes for s strong board with good flex properties.


cauncy
WA, 7949 posts
23 Aug 2019 11:54AM
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Paulownia is the main timber manufacturers use, how come bamboo? Was it hard to come by? I've taken a couple of templates in mdf for when I have time to have a play about

CJ2478
NSW, 408 posts
23 Aug 2019 1:55PM
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Plummet said..
2x 3mm sheets. So 6mm core.
Yep bamboo is heavy. But its strong as fark and has similar flex properties to carbon. Makes for s strong board with good flex properties.



is this bamboo flooring stuff?

Does it bother you that the fillers and binders in there optimised for flooring? I guess its just acting as a 'core', but in this case why not go for something lighter?

If you got the gear (vacuum bagging equipment) and going to spend on carbon why not go for PVC foam?

Cool design, love those inserts

Plummet
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23 Aug 2019 7:39PM
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cauncy said..

Plummet said..




Paulownia is the main timber manufacturers use, how come bamboo? Was it hard to come by? I've taken a couple of templates in mdf for when I have time to have a play about


Why bamboo?

A) I had some in stock!
B) It is way more resilient than Paulownia. I'm prone to smashing into stuff like boulders, drift wood, rocks. This will take a beating.
C) I like the flex properties of bamboo. That said, i've not run out of bamboo so the next board will be Paulownia.

Plummet
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23 Aug 2019 7:45PM
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Plummet said..
2x 3mm sheets. So 6mm core.
Yep bamboo is heavy. But its strong as fark and has similar flex properties to carbon. Makes for s strong board with good flex properties.




is this bamboo flooring stuff?

Does it bother you that the fillers and binders in there optimised for flooring? I guess its just acting as a 'core', but in this case why not go for something lighter?

If you got the gear (vacuum bagging equipment) and going to spend on carbon why not go for PVC foam?

Cool design, love those inserts



Yes, it is bamboo flooring. At first, I worried about delaminating ply. But after 3 x kiteboards, 1 x landboard and 4 x longboard skateboards all made with the same bamboo ply and no delaminating I'm no longer worried.

Why not go for lighter? for the reasons listed above.

PVC foam doesn't have the impact resistance and the shear properties are worse. Yes, it would be lighter, but it wouldn't withstand a direct hit from a boulder without damage. Bamboo/carbon combo bounces off the boulder and keeps on rocking

amirite
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23 Aug 2019 8:14PM
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Why bamboo?
A) I had some in stock!

fess up, you reno'ed the house
had leftovers for boardbuilding

Plummet
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24 Aug 2019 1:19AM
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amirite said..

Plummet said..
Why bamboo?
A) I had some in stock!


fess up, you reno'ed the house
had leftovers for boardbuilding


Nope. 8years ago I bought several sheets for board building. At the time it was longboard skateboards and kite land boards. Iv'e made all the boards since with it. Oh, I fogot about the hydrofoil. That is also bamboo.

I have enough to make another set of hydrofoil wings and then i'm done. Need to procure more core material.

billygreen
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24 Aug 2019 2:01PM
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PVC foam doesn't have the impact resistance and the shear properties are worse. Yes, it would be lighter, but it wouldn't withstand a direct hit from a boulder without damage. Bamboo/carbon combo bounces off the boulder and keeps on rocking


PVC is the good stuff. That's why it's used for helicopter rotor blades, jets, high performance applications where failure from puncture can be catastrophic.

Paulownia would also afford you a weight reduction of 67% and does not rot if exposed to water.


Your board looks sweet though!

Plummet
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24 Aug 2019 3:56PM
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billygreen said..



PVC foam doesn't have the impact resistance and the shear properties are worse. Yes, it would be lighter, but it wouldn't withstand a direct hit from a boulder without damage. Bamboo/carbon combo bounces off the boulder and keeps on rocking



PVC is the good stuff. That's why it's used for helicopter rotor blades, jets, high performance applications where failure from puncture can be catastrophic.

Paulownia would also afford you a weight reduction of 67% and does not rot if exposed to water.


Your board looks sweet though!


Cheers Billy,

Next board will be something other than bamboo.

causehecan
WA, 668 posts
26 Aug 2019 10:28AM
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I bet he makes the next one out of formwork ply so he has an excuse for the misses why theyres so much lanolin in the shed

Surfer62
1347 posts
31 Aug 2019 12:04PM
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Back on topic, I've had the Liquid Force Moon Patrol for 6 months.

Great all-rounder and travel board, light wind, strong wind, flat , waves, freestyle, does it all.

Plummet
4727 posts
4 Sep 2019 3:58PM
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Waterjet cutting my press ribs.



warwickl
NSW, 1468 posts
4 Sep 2019 6:27PM
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Surfer62 said..
Back on topic, I've had the Liquid Force Moon Patrol for 6 months.

Great all-rounder and travel board, light wind, strong wind, flat , waves, freestyle, does it all.



works for me but I am not a serious mutant/tt guy just do it for a change but worth having .


Plummet
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10 Sep 2019 4:03AM
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CJ2478
NSW, 408 posts
17 Sep 2019 11:49AM
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Reckon we can get an update?

Plummet
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18 Sep 2019 8:51AM
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CJ2478 said..

Plummet said..




Reckon we can get an update?


Been away so not much further action other than a small blow out.

The peel ply I used didn't peel off. Argh! It was Some sort of new flash stuff recommended too me by the peel ply salesman that didn't work properly. Morrel of the story is dont trust salesman's bull****.

So I now I have hours of careful sanding to remove the peel only and no carbon.



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