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sir lancelot posted a topic in Buy & SellHi folks, Flysurfer Speed 3, 15m for sale. Kite and lines in excellent condition. Meticulously looked after. Can use this versatile light wind beast on water, snow, land. Closed cell foil. Selling because I have too many kites and something has to give! Comes with Bar & Lines + Leash + bag + spares/repairs. Located in Melbourne. Will courier Australia-wide. PM me if you have any questions about flying this beauty! $999
Yep, I'm thinking of building a light wind kiteboard. This will be my first attempt at building a kiteboard so I'm trying to keep it simple (and cheap), but also don't want to have to build it again after only a few uses. So I'm after a bit of advice and ideas from those who have gone there before. the basic plan a broad 1600mm x 500mm. Use a bottom layer of 4mm hardwood ply brace and a top (smaller) layer of 7mm construction ply. Glue them together with epoxy resin. then coat the entire thing in fibreglass and epoxy resin. I'm hoping that the 4mm ply on the bottom will still give a bit of flex on the tips and the 7mm will stiffen in up through the middle. Hopefully it won't weigh a ton either. some of my questions are... will it work or just snap in half? is the size too big? Too long? Too wide? is normal woven fibreglass ok? Was thinking 1 layer of 200gm. How should I taper the top layer of ply to the bottom layer so as not to create a stress point? There's a picture below with 2 options of how I was thinking of tapering the ends of the top layer. Which would be better? obviously there is going to be fins and straps on there somewhere too.