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Here's mine. Started life as a GI Flight Lite.  Then velcro bindings, revos and granny wheels were added (good old MBS 3 spoke hubs). Then after some time,

I've recently pimped up my speed board so thought i'd post up a couple of pics   as far as decks go you couldn't get any more low tech 1.2m long flat & basic   such a stable bo

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On 9/17/2020 at 11:20 PM, bakersdozen said:

@SoutherlyBusterneeds to see this one.

Ha ha. I tried a motorised landboard years ago when at one of the Speed Weeks, it just felt all wrong to me, the pull coming from the board rather than from a kite up top. I guess that is just me. Still nice to see people are still mucking around with the cross bow. Have not had mine out for a long time, the Dirt Surfer gets most use these days, hmm who sold me that ... thanks @bakersdozen .

 

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35 minutes ago, Pari said:

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

My board seems to be small, I still can't use straps because I'm taking the first steps and my foot ends up scraping the tires all the time because I don't have a fixed position, I'm thinking about making a bigger board, I'm thinking about 130cm. I'm putting the video on a new topic from my last training with a 7m NASA kite, these kites don't really help but also when using a correct kite I will be able to progress a lot.

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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.

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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 was using several scraps to pieces, just enough together to cover the board, so you can see were the patches overlap. But hey, it’s on the bottom!

CNC alloy trims on the trucks against the black housings in my opinion look “fully sick mate” (said in a south London accent).

All hardware is stainless steel.

At some stage, probably far of into the future, I will get round to doing the alloy wheels, but I’m going to do it properly with coloured anodised parts for wheels and trucks.

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8 minutes ago, bakersdozen said:

Thanks for sharing @Pari looking absolutely superb mate! Great job. Have added these pics to the pimped board gallery too 😃

Thanks dude. Yeah I put this up on the ‘pimped’ thread also. 

Just now, Pari said:

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 

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