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I made the cut
« on: February 14, 2018, 10:51:26 AM »
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Re: I made the cut
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 10:51:45 AM »
If you haven’t recognized it, that used to be the iconic QuickBlade V-Drive 91.

Bought it way back, when there was still a lot of hype around it, and quickly
realized it was too big for me and phased it to power training only, and
finally to dust collector.

With recent changes in board quiver and in the attempt to dial the perfect
setup for every board (fins, paddles) I’ve decided to revisit this blade.

The thing I really like about this blade is its stability, even when oversized this
blade never flutter and it has a powerful catch.

The one thing that always bothered me about it was the initial bite you get on the
catch which was “killing” my shoulders.

I decided to round the template and remove that “bite” from the blade.
I estimate to have sanded around 3 SQI from the overall size so I believe this blade
is about 88SQI still larger than my usual blades.

Bottom line - The difference is BIG!

Blade still maintain amazing stability with big power but it just doesn’t burn my shoulders.
Still have some more testing to do but it looks like this blade is going to make its way back
into my quiver.

please note that sanding that much material from the corners means you’re going beyond
the ABS layer on the edges which will open up the blade to water intake so make sure to
tape the edge really well and consider finish the edges (epoxy, glass, carbon? I’m open
for suggestions).

Althogh  the title of the post include the word cut, I decided against cutting it and went with
the safer (slower) option of sanding it. Took about 25 minutes to perfect it after I marked the
new template with a marker over the blade.
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Re: I made the cut
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 11:18:48 AM »
Nice.
What is the thickness at the edges that you sanded now?
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Re: I made the cut
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 11:25:28 AM »
So how did you finish the edges?

This might help. You might need to wrap the edge with some narrow strips of 4oz glass too.

https://www.standupzone.com/forum/index.php/topic,23552.msg237217.html#msg237217



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Re: I made the cut
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 11:29:31 AM »
Nice.
What is the thickness at the edges that you sanded now?

At the point of impact it's the same as I left it untouched. on the very corners (or what
used to be corners) it is slightly thicker. about the same thickness as my ZRE blade (still under 1mm).
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Re: I made the cut
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 11:33:09 AM »
Wow, looks factory perfect to me. Nice job.
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Re: I made the cut
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 11:33:43 AM »
So how did you finish the edges?

This might help. You might need to wrap the edge with some narrow strips of 4oz glass too.

https://www.standupzone.com/forum/index.php/topic,23552.msg237217.html#msg237217

Thanks TallDude! that's helpful. Glass was my first thought as this is something I have available.
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Re: I made the cut
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2018, 11:38:31 AM »
Nice.
What is the thickness at the edges that you sanded now?

At the point of impact it's the same as I left it untouched. on the very corners (or what
used to be corners) it is slightly thicker. about the same thickness as my ZRE blade (still under 1mm).

Love it. Re-purpose instead of change. Very Zen.
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Re: I made the cut
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 12:02:25 PM »
You can pick the EPS core out of the openings about a half inch back, sand a little to get rid of residue, and then drip epoxy into the gap and squeeze it closed with clamps.
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Re: I made the cut
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2018, 02:51:19 PM »

Although  the title of the post include the word cut, I decided against cutting it and went with the safer (slower) option of sanding it. Took about 25 minutes to perfect it after I marked the new template with a marker over the blade.

What did you sand with? belt? it seems like it would be time taking, but you say about 25 minutes?
I have an old, big paddle that I'm getting inspired about now...
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Re: I made the cut
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2018, 03:35:04 PM »

Although  the title of the post include the word cut, I decided against cutting it and went with the safer (slower) option of sanding it. Took about 25 minutes to perfect it after I marked the new template with a marker over the blade.

What did you sand with? belt? it seems like it would be time taking, but you say about 25 minutes?
I have an old, big paddle that I'm getting inspired about now...

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Not the best choice but it gets the job done when you're not setup for bigger machinery.
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Re: I made the cut
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2018, 03:58:40 PM »
^ It did get the job done!
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Re: I made the cut
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2018, 04:09:03 PM »
good job burchas.
I did the same thing to one of my paddle and use quick dry epoxy/fibre glass mix then sand it.

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Re: I made the cut
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2018, 05:01:38 PM »
I guess epoxy/fiberglass is the way to go. I will examine it again once it's back and see if I can get away
with epoxy only as Bill suggested, but if there is too much opening I'll go with the epoxy/FG
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Re: I made the cut
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2018, 05:38:43 AM »
Nicely done. I bet there are lots of paddles out there getting unused because they don't agree with the owners style or physique. I have a Molokai that I should turn into a Maliko
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