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Re: Home brew race board V2 - Cork Racer

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:51 am
by Sick Nick
bustingbladder wrote:Nice work Nick! Especially that psychedelic paint job! How did she test out? Are you still at 18 pounds without straps and fins? Looks floaty fo sho! Like the new tail design!?? :lol:


All the color except the black rail line is actually resin tint -- it's what was hiding under my cork caterpillar. She's come out of her cocoon and grown wings!

Still ~18 lbs and rides like a champ. I don't mind a little weight under my feet to dampen things out...although I have to admit an 11 lb board sure would be nice to carry down the beach. On the plus side, it's seriously heavy duty -- dropped it off my shaping racks onto concrete and no ding!

Re: Home brew race board V2 - Cork Racer

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:08 am
by bustingbladder
Nice just don't drop it on your toes! At 18 pounds she ought to hammer down wind!?

So eric's gonna join in on the race fun on your board? I don't see any boots... :o

Re: Home brew race board V2 - Cork Racer

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:15 am
by Alohabrother
Sick!! Nick!
I like the strategically placed cork!! Does it really work well for traction too? Compared to traction deck? Cork is better with or with out booties?

It would be nice to hear your experiences, in detail, with the 2 different boards....in different conditions as well.
Looks like many changes for the 2nd racer.

Re: Home brew race board V2 - Cork Racer

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:24 am
by Sick Nick
The cork traction is nice and soft under the toes, but magically sticky. Works well with booties or without...I prefer no booties as it gives me more room to move around in the straps.

I had nonskid (resin + sand from GG) in the middle before I added the large cork patch. The nonskid was kinda abrasive on my bare feet and not as sticky as the cork without adding wax or something.

Re: Home brew race board V2 - Cork Racer

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:01 pm
by j.p.
Sick Nick wrote:Still ~18 lbs and rides like a champ. I don't mind a little weight under my feet to dampen things out...!



Yes indeed!
It doesn't matter if you talking kite boarding, skiing or windsurfing etc.
A little extra #'s phat increases a boards/ski ability to go thru an obstacle (e.g. a piece of chop) instead of getting defected, bounced.

Re: Home brew race board V2 - Cork Racer

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:01 am
by horn_blower
I've nearly finished an Aguilera knock-off, but wonder how much to toe-in the side fins (3-fin configuration). What works well?

Thanks!
Doug Endicott
Traverse City, Michigan