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What would you like to see in a strapless freestyle board

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Created by Mark _australia 1 month ago, 8 Feb 2020
smook
VIC, 107 posts
15 Feb 2020 1:03PM
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Mark _australia said..

Plummet said..
Straps.



Customer does not want straps.


40% of my orders is with the option for strap inserts on all board designs And also on cut off nose board Which I recommend with out

Mark _australia
WA, 19711 posts
1 Mar 2020 4:16AM
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Well its on the way.....




(and seabreeze still rotating pics for no apparent reason...)

lotofwind
NSW, 5601 posts
2 Mar 2020 5:40PM
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smook said..



Mark _australia said..




Plummet said..
Straps.






Customer does not want straps.





40% of my orders is with the option for strap inserts on all board designs And also on cut off nose board Which I recommend with out



A known brand name so if you don't like it you can sell it and get most of your money back, and the shaper to be a competent kiter so he knows what he's shaping for. And,
A sharp point nose punches through waves better,,,oh and sails

listery
QLD, 42 posts
3 Mar 2020 7:47AM
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lotofwind said..

smook said..




Mark _australia said..





Plummet said..
Straps.







Customer does not want straps.






40% of my orders is with the option for strap inserts on all board designs And also on cut off nose board Which I recommend with out




A known brand name so if you don't like it you can sell it and get most of your money back, and the shaper to be a competent kiter so he knows what he's shaping for. And,
A sharp point nose punches through waves better,,,oh and sails


A sharp point nose punches through flesh better also

the truth
QLD, 186 posts
3 Mar 2020 5:38PM
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Mark _australia said..
Well its on the way.....




(and seabreeze still rotating pics for no apparent reason...)



Maybe your universe is sideways

Mark _australia
WA, 19711 posts
6 Mar 2020 3:38PM
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lotofwind said.. A known brand name so if you don't like it you can sell it and get most of your money back, and the shaper to be a competent kiter so he knows what he's shaping for. And,
A sharp point nose punches through waves better,,,oh and sails


To each their own. Many people prefer $1000 instead of $1800, and at $1000 being much stronger than that offered by most surf shapers who don't want to do aramid, carbon, vac bagged and so on.

Mark _australia
WA, 19711 posts
6 Mar 2020 3:38PM
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lotofwind said.. A known brand name so if you don't like it you can sell it and get most of your money back, and the shaper to be a competent kiter so he knows what he's shaping for. And,
A sharp point nose punches through waves better,,,oh and sails


To each their own. Many people prefer $1000 instead of $1800, and at $1000 being much stronger than that offered by most surf shapers who don't want to do aramid, carbon, vac bagged and so on.

smook
VIC, 107 posts
7 Mar 2020 12:46PM
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Mark _australia said..
Well its on the way.....




(and seabreeze still rotating pics for no apparent reason...)


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the truth said..

Mark _australia said..
Well its on the way.....




(and seabreeze still rotating pics for no apparent reason...)




Maybe your universe is sideways


Looking great and similar to my shape My board is Vacuum bagged at 1.8 kg with Double Bias carbon There is a number of shapers out there that do Vac boards but clients not willing to pay the extra I feel the table is turning due to Production pro boards are now selling $1300 to $1900 We can now have a chance to produce Vac bag board custom made to riders requirements Aus made and light Keep up good work




Mark _australia
WA, 19711 posts
19 Mar 2020 10:42PM
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Done deal and delivered.

Nice to have a customer with a flash camera and computer skills (I don't...) so here it is....



dafish
NSW, 1438 posts
20 Mar 2020 8:22AM
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Nice work Mark, excellent job. Looks like it will ride like a champ. My only issue would be the black. In the summer months this color absorbs so much heat that you could get delam issues. What are your thoughts on that being on the west coast?

Mark _australia
WA, 19711 posts
20 Mar 2020 5:30AM
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Oh agreed, I hate black. However, customer gets what he wants and it will spend most of its life in Italy

Gazuki
WA, 1111 posts
20 Mar 2020 6:53AM
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Black boards are fine, I have one thats at almost 5yrs old,..









CJ2478
NSW, 396 posts
20 Mar 2020 10:08AM
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dafish said..
Nice work Mark, excellent job. Looks like it will ride like a champ. My only issue would be the black. In the summer months this color absorbs so much heat that you could get delam issues. What are your thoughts on that being on the west coast?


Improved heat curing, keep out of sun except when in use when the ocean keeps it cool.



@Mark, great work, can you shed some light on construction?

Mark _australia
WA, 19711 posts
20 Mar 2020 9:53PM
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No big secrets mate.

S-glass bottom
Deck is carbon-kevlar foot patches, 6" wide innegra strips along about 3/4 of board in heel positions, 6oz biaxial carbon all over and pine veneer over that. Carbon rails.

Solid.

Note to self, charge more for grab rails and channels, you forget what a PITA it is after doing 'normal' shapes for a while haha



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