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Deck pad
« on: October 05, 2021, 09:56:41 PM »
I'm putting together the deck pad for my new wind foil board. Mark Raaphorst just finished making the board. It's waiting for me in Maui. The deck will be matte black. I want to keep the board as light as possible, and I love the feel of thin cork pads anyway, so I'm going to use RSPRO Hexatraction cork for the pad. I fired up my laser cutter/engraver to do this...  The pad in the front moved while it was being lasered so I had to do it over. I'll also dye some of the pads black and figure out some kind of cool pattern. I told Diane I was going to do a "swoosh" of black or red. She said, "red will fade to pink and you should let me do the design". One of the perils of being married to a graphic designer. Fortunately, she likes the gecko.

Foote 10'4X34", SIC 17.5 V1 hollow and an EPS one in Hood River. Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. etc.

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Re: Deck pad
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2021, 06:12:23 AM »
What’s the story behind the Lizard, is this a ploy to reduce your Geico insurance for the board?

Btw, it is somewhat rude to mention a new wing board by Raaphorst without sharing a pic or two, just saying  :P
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Re: Deck pad
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2021, 06:23:07 AM »
Here's the top, it's dusty, will eventually be matte black--basically carbon fiber color with a seal coat over it--not clear and shiny like hotcoat. Mark added the rulers and tape so I could see the dimensions of the pad area.

And here's the bottom. Just enough white to keep it from baking in the Maui sun. Flat, squared tail, a little nose kick. 5'11" X 30" I think--whatever Mark could get out of the blank. Somewhere in the 130L range. Geezer balance requires a bit more board than my 102kg actually needs. 

Why did we never shift to metric? Life would be so much easier. Inches and pounds suck.
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Re: Deck pad
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2021, 07:13:45 AM »
Great looking board 8) I like the looks of the step deck. I guess not a bad idea to have that extra volume when you want to go out on lighter days.
I thought you're going to go with a much longer tracks as I know you like to tinker? How far back are those tracks and what's the calculation behind it?
don't even get me started on pounds and inches ::)
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Re: Deck pad
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2021, 07:34:33 AM »
They are regular ten-inch tracks. Chinook makes 16" ones now expressly for foil. If you don't need them (I don't) then it's added weight. But that reminds me, I'm supposed to pick some up for Mark.
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Re: Deck pad
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2021, 09:14:36 PM »
With some black segments. I tried dyeing them but it didn't work well, so I inked them. This is the kind of shit that happens when there's no wind in Hood River, I'm waiting for parts for the three motorcycle projects I'm working on, and I should be mowing the cheatgrass in the back of my shop lot and wiring up my new/old rotary compressor. I don't the technical term. Avoidance??

« Last Edit: October 07, 2021, 09:18:27 PM by PonoBill »
Foote 10'4X34", SIC 17.5 V1 hollow and an EPS one in Hood River. Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. etc.

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Re: Deck pad
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2021, 03:04:07 PM »
I'm looking at doing my next board with a cork deckpad.  What do you all think of this 3mm 24"x36" sheet ? - its cheaper than the same size EVA deckpad from NSI

http://www.corkstore.com/Products/Cork-Sheets-CR117/CR117-Cork-Sheet-PSA-3mm

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Re: Deck pad
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2021, 03:39:41 PM »
wow, yes that's cheap.  can't afford not to try it at that price.

Pono - the RSPro hex look like they are 1mm thick - I wonder if I should be going with 1.5mm instead of 3mm.  I guess I could get both and see which feels better
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Re: Deck pad
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2021, 11:30:56 PM »
I'm looking at doing my next board with a cork deckpad.  What do you all think of this 3mm 24"x36" sheet ? - its cheaper than the same size EVA deckpad from NSI

http://www.corkstore.com/Products/Cork-Sheets-CR117/CR117-Cork-Sheet-PSA-3mm

What's your plan for your next board John?

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Re: Deck pad
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2021, 11:40:44 PM »
kings is going to make it for me this time

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Re: Deck pad
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2021, 12:38:32 AM »
I have used cork a bit for deckpads and skateboards.
 It really varies in quality. Some is crumbly and just falls apart. Depends on what glue they use,pressure etc when making it.
 In general I have found the fine granual stuff lasts longer but is heavier and harder. It has less voids. If you can find stuff that is larger granuals that is glued together well without voids its good.
 If you vac bag it with epoxy its rock hard. For deck pads better to glue it down with neoprene glue. As mentioned theq 3M spray stuff is good.
 Try and contact the company and see what sort of glue they use and if they have different granual sizes.

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Re: Deck pad
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2021, 10:39:51 AM »
The RSPRO cork pads are holding up amazingly well. In my usual fashion I've been abusing them and the look like new.
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Re: Deck pad
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2021, 10:58:54 AM »
kings is going to make it for me this time
Nice!! Great looking shape. 8)
Me: 6'1"/185...5'1" Kings Foil Board...5'4" Kings Wing Board...9'6" Bob Pearson "Laird Noserider"...14' Lahui Kai "Manta"...8'0" WaveStorm if/when the proning urges still hit.

 


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