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Small low volume foil board

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Created by horey69 3 months ago, 18 Jul 2019
thecarbonco
QLD, 9 posts
1 Nov 2019 10:10PM
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Thanks for the hype and support. Stoked to be making boards. Enjoying a wild ride.

PVC foam is the way to go. If anyone needs a blank let me know. 1000 x 500 x 25.
Also remember - As soon as you put epoxy, pe or ve resin over fiberglass or carbon, that thing will pretty much never break down.
You may as well use a good core that is tough, waterproof and easy to work with.

Its a bunch of work to make a board but super fun and rewarding.

If it seems like too much of a mission let me know.

Jump on the facebook also.
www.facebook.com/The-Carbon-Co-115820403165014/

Swavek
WA, 318 posts
Tuesday , 5 Nov 2019 6:52AM
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derek72 said..
I ended up deciding I am too busy to build and spoke to Mitch at carbonCo and told him what I want and he built it. After a few weeks the result arrived today and looks like just what I had in mind. I also got tracks in the bottom and footstrap inserts for learning to tack (I am learning racing) and for jumping. First ride will be this weekend but it looks awesome and feels light and rad, can't wait to ride it.








Good looking board Derek. And they are made bullet proof with solid pvc foam core - I am sure you will love it!

LuigiKiter
WA, 196 posts
Tuesday , 5 Nov 2019 7:17AM
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thecarbonco said..
Thanks for the hype and support. Stoked to be making boards. Enjoying a wild ride.

PVC foam is the way to go. If anyone needs a blank let me know. 1000 x 500 x 25.
Also remember - As soon as you put epoxy, pe or ve resin over fiberglass or carbon, that thing will pretty much never break down.
You may as well use a good core that is tough, waterproof and easy to work with.

Its a bunch of work to make a board but super fun and rewarding.

If it seems like too much of a mission let me know.

Jump on the facebook also.
www.facebook.com/The-Carbon-Co-115820403165014/



So when thermoforming the pvc foam, is there any risk of releasing harmful fumes? Can I use a heat gun?

TomW059
183 posts
Wednesday , 6 Nov 2019 8:51PM
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It takes 20-25 working hours to build a board. If you are a beginner, 50 hrs and you are slow. How many hours do you watch TV or do some other useless activity?
The joy of making and using your build, even if it's fugly, it's priceless. Anything is ok If you are making it. Anybody can do it.

If not, that's OK too. Have fun.

thecarbonco
QLD, 9 posts
Friday , 8 Nov 2019 6:35PM
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LuigiKiter said..

thecarbonco said..
Thanks for the hype and support. Stoked to be making boards. Enjoying a wild ride.

PVC foam is the way to go. If anyone needs a blank let me know. 1000 x 500 x 25.
Also remember - As soon as you put epoxy, pe or ve resin over fiberglass or carbon, that thing will pretty much never break down.
You may as well use a good core that is tough, waterproof and easy to work with.

Its a bunch of work to make a board but super fun and rewarding.

If it seems like too much of a mission let me know.

Jump on the facebook also.
www.facebook.com/The-Carbon-Co-115820403165014/




So when thermoforming the pvc foam, is there any risk of releasing harmful fumes? Can I use a heat gun?



You can just bend it in a form and glass it. It will loose a little rocker so you need to trial and error that. Save you the FA with ovens ect. Heat gun works but it is hard to heat it evenly.
If its your first board (or first 10) dont try and do full carbon. Glass is much more forgiving.

The entire process is harmful. Resin, fiberglass, dust, fumed silica (boxes and inserts) and especially the paint. Get a good mask and wear it.

thecarbonco
QLD, 9 posts
Sunday , 10 Nov 2019 7:40PM
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I have been riding this Beug 85cm around the past few days.
It is as small as you would ever want to go (not saying you couldn't go smaller, you can). Very nimble, great to pump and super fun.
It will work with any wing also. Its on a pretty knife edge foil. A big surf wing would be perfect. I think 90cm is the way in this shape. Been doing a 85, 90, 95.

The 100cm boards are hard to beat however. It balances the strapless fun with the ability to strap it up and do sick foil powered airs.
I never thought i would strap it up and go that way but i did and it adds another dimension to your riding and progression. Heeps of fun when you feel ready.

Check out the facey for more. www.facebook.com/TheCarbonCoBoards/










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