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  1. Thanks dude. Yeah I put this up on the ‘pimped’ thread also. I think I didn’t understand- there’s a gallery? Oh, great and thanks
  2. Hey @plummet, how’s it? I’m not seeing notifications for some unknown reason, so sorry for delayed response. I’ve just finished MK1 of my board rebuild. Here are some pics. I’ve put a more detailed description on the ‘Pimped Boards’ thread.
  3. OK folks, here is some proper home grown board porn for you. wheels and truck housings are 3D printed in PETG and ASA respectively. The grab handle is printed from Nylon/carbon fibre filament. The top of the deck has had a new coat of epoxy as the original clear wrap delaminated. The deck has been reshaped, loosing quite a bit of weight, plywood sides sealed with polyurethane varnish. The bottom of the deck has had one layer, all over and a second layer in the middle section for reinforcement, of uni-directional carbon fibre. Unfortunately here I had ran out of peel ply and w
  4. Thanks for that. I haven't heard back from the seller yet.
  5. I've just seen a FS Pulse 5m on Seabreeze. I've shot them an email to see if they'll sell it on it's own as it's advertised with a Peak 3 12m. Does anyone have any experience with a little Pulse like this, I'm thinking as a high wind wave kite!
  6. Hi and sorry for not replying sooner. I don't get notifications from this forum for some reason so didn't know this thread was active. PLA won't be good in the elements anyway and is too brittle. As you know from experience ABS is very problematic for getting good bed adhesion and no spiting layers unless done under very controlled conditions like an enclosed housing. A good replacement that is really taking over from ABS is ASA. It doesn't shrink as much and doesn't give off so many toxic fumes. I used it to print a black pair of truck housings and they were quite successful. But honestl
  7. Same as the title WTB Flysurfer 10m SOUL
  8. Straps are a must for any kind of traction, and you need to have a wide stance to have good balance, so find what stance feels right and work backwards from there, adding the diameter of the tires, to work out your board length. I don't know anything about NASA kites. But it helps if you have a kite that allows a certain amount of going up wind, a kite that flies forward when you are tacking. You'd might be better off getting a decent traction kite either on a bar or handles but I can't say for sure as I've never flown a NASA kite.
  9. You really need a plywood for the deck so you have more strength running in two directions. Good job on getting it together @Renato Borowski Filho
  10. So I got back from my Kitesurfing trip last night. Five days of great kiting and a few aches and pains. The last day was an unexpected gift as I only drove to Thoedolite Creek, Woodgate, to say my farewells and have one more look at what’s got to be one of my favourite kite spots to date. But the wind gods were on my side despite what the forecast was showing and I had the best session of the trip before the drive home. I spent the first day at Elliot heads and the rest at Thoedolite, driving there and back from Bundy. It really is a beautiful kite spot. For anyone wanting to learn on f
  11. I got to Bundaberg, yesterday, Wednesday, evening. I’m staying at a backpackers as it’s only 20km to Elliot Heads. Another session saved by the Soul 12m. Very light wind, maybe 8-10kn. But still really easy to get up on the board and planing along. Having Some food, then try the twin tip, but wind is still a bit low. Should be better tomorrow. Day 1 pics:
  12. Thanks @bakersdozen, that worked. haha
  13. Just a posting question. How do you refer to another member and get that highlighted, example - @Pari or @membersname?
  14. I don't know either of these tires. I think the one with the tread is the same dimensions as mine, but just more rugged. What I do know is that the smooth tires, with less tread, are better for the hard to medium sand as they do not break up the sand. But for the other terrains you listed- well I suppose the tire with the tread might be best, just a guess. I don't think you'll get the perfect tire for all the terrains listed, just a compromise. I'd also be mindful of weight. These tires look very heavy. The ones that I have and others like @Plummet and @bakersdozen , are the lighter of th
  15. I'm planning another few days up at these locations again- Need to get away, been in Kingy to much. I'll try to get some pics this time.
  16. Nice one. I can see this, making our own board parts, becoming more common as access to home digital manufacturing is adopted more. BTW- ABS is notorious for warping unless in an enclosed printer set up and can also have split layers for the same reason. If you have any troubles, I can highly recommend PETG. Easy to print, good impact resistance, cheaper and plenty strong for this application. Well done dude.
  17. So these don't work for the Soul, about a month of use from new. I JUST BOUGHT FOUR OF THESE, GONNA GIVE THEM A GO.
  18. These look interesting, from Wichard Single plain bearing block - Stainless steel sheave 12 - Fixed eye
  19. Haha, that never occurred to me but thanks for the tip, I’ll keep it for next time I need a set!
  20. You should get yourself some black granny tires to complete the coolness factor. This is the Aliexpress place. You get tire and tubes so it works out a good deal. But if you order more than two at a time you get stung for a lot of postage, but up to two and postage is cheap. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000910816058.html?spm=a2g0s.12269583.0.0.382a648eif8pFD
  21. Pari

    Pimped Boards

    There's some nice looking boards. The Revo's do look sick, when they're all shiny and new!
  22. So far there is more wear on the block than the line. There a little groove forming. Also the block material, I'm assuming its alluminium, is depositing onto the yellow line leaving this almost black coating. I wonder if it's possible to get titanium blocks! Also I was looking for some bridle lines from LEI kite that use none pulley style solid blocks that would be the same lengths, 100cm and 120cm, and that are made from something more robust and less abrasive, something like Dyneema or Spectra. I hope Flysurfer does something about this design- I know your supposed to check th
  23. That would be handy just to know the proper dimensions of the original Revo elastomers. I've got mine at 20mm wide and 40mm diameter, but I found them tough to compress into the housing even though I think that is what the original dimension were. I found that a width of about 19mm wide works best for these truck housings, but I have a set ready for anyone needing some for their Revos. Got a test run in today with both trucks on and I have to say I am a happy chappy. They are stable yet turn really nicely, I really enjoyed just carving up on them.
  24. So are you using your Revos, or do you need bushings to get them going again? Yeah the Revos are no good once the bushings get soft or degrade, but I suppose that can be said for any trucks, just it's easy to get the spare parts for standard trucks. I'm interested in your Binding set up, any chance of a pic?
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