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by ric_vidal
Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: R-TAK
Replies: 39
Views: 35569

Re: R-TAK

WANDERER wrote:You lot should check some of the shorter stuff kookbox is doing;
Interesting stuff Wands, you tried anything similar or still just scouring fleabay for appropriate bargains of interest?

I'm with matt, one of each…
by ric_vidal
Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: R-TAK
Replies: 39
Views: 35569

Re: R-TAK

that one is 6'0 x 21 x 2 5/8 - very full rails, but foiled out a little to the nose and tail. tossing up between one of these or a new twin keel mini simmonsesque board for myself. p_a, if it goes anything like a Scorpion I can tell you they are very versatile, mine is large at 7' but take it out i...
by ric_vidal
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: make stool, not war
Replies: 95
Views: 96213

Re: make stool, not war

Hopefully I wont need flippers. :twisted: too funny Matt, I've used FGI 'surfset' epoxy with polyester filler - personally I wouldn't do it again. Yellows badly for one, but the main issue I had was areas of de-lamination usually when drilling with the forstner bit to do FCS plugs and legrope plug....
by ric_vidal
Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: make stool, not war
Replies: 95
Views: 96213

Re: make stool, not war

Had planned on doing this one in epoxy but I only used about half the UV resin I expected to on the last board so I'll probably just use up the rest on this one. Don't run out half way through… My thinking on these and short shorties, can be pretty flat rocker, but never ridden anything under a 5'1...
by ric_vidal
Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: What's your go to board right now?
Replies: 54
Views: 22401

Re: What's your go to board right now?

fongss wrote:6'8....19...2 1/2 cork top squash tail....bit fat in the tail :lol:
You or the board, fang?
by ric_vidal
Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: R-TAK
Replies: 39
Views: 35569

Re: R-TAK

That's fantastic, p_a, very reminiscent of the Tak scorpion. Should go a treat.

How big is that puppy?
by ric_vidal
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: R-TAK
Replies: 39
Views: 35569

Re: R-TAK

No tricks MF, next time it comes out of hiding I'll see if I can measure it.
by ric_vidal
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: R-TAK
Replies: 39
Views: 35569

Re: R-TAK

Time is a waisting'

Cleaned up.
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by ric_vidal
Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: the '69 Cobra: a surfboard deconstructed
Replies: 16
Views: 5569

Re: the '69 Cobra: a surfboard deconstructed

wingnut2443 wrote::-?

I've been off here for a few weeks, come back and find you're getting all 'glittery' >><<

Did I miss something, like the memo about gearing up for the Real Surf float in the mardi gras ???
That's it, w-nut, getting in touch with a feminninin side
by ric_vidal
Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: the '69 Cobra: a surfboard deconstructed
Replies: 16
Views: 5569

Re: the '69 Cobra: a surfboard deconstructed

spork wrote:Hey guys, just realised that I have glitter by the truckload in a rainbow if different colours, including gold and silver. If anyone want's some to try, PM me.
That mean we can call you, 'sporkle'?
by ric_vidal
Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: make stool, not war
Replies: 95
Views: 96213

Re: make stool, not war

I'm with SWVIC, like any tool it has it's risks, but once you have your technique down it feels quite safe. You need to get the air out pretty quick to properly vac using polyester resin, MF. Not sure whether the resin would stick but I doubt it. Why not do a small test? Better still why not use you...
by ric_vidal
Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: the '69 Cobra: a surfboard deconstructed
Replies: 16
Views: 5569

Re: the '69 Cobra: a surfboard deconstructed

Matticus Finch wrote: Is there any reason you cant just use metallic car paints on top of the glass?
Expense and keeping it there.

You can always chuck some glitter in your resin, purdy.
by ric_vidal
Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: the '69 Cobra: a surfboard deconstructed
Replies: 16
Views: 5569

Re: the '69 Cobra: a surfboard deconstructed

dUg, you might have to invest in some coloured texalium http://www.diyfibres.com.au/store/images/262/Blue+Hexcel+Texalium+Fabric+2x2+Twill+31.jpg/ waaay ahead of ya Ric. ;) NEVER! :mrgreen: There's a company in England that apparently will ship anywhere, can't remember who they are though… I though...
by ric_vidal
Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: make stool, not war
Replies: 95
Views: 96213

Re: make stool, not war

Followed Rics advice and tried the circular saw. Made me really nervous, and had the fence slip back down a few times which locked the saw in place, but it works really well, nice clean edge with barely any tidying up required afterwards. All in the technique, MF, hope you stood on the opposite sid...
by ric_vidal
Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: RIP Line Up
Replies: 10
Views: 3361

Re: RIP Line Up

Nick Carroll wrote:One's a woman, the other's black.
Can you say that on here?
by ric_vidal
Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Alternative materials testing results - backyard style
Replies: 15
Views: 6848

Re: Alternative materials testing results - backyard style

Isn't all EPS 'closed cell'?

The cell is not the problem, it's the space between them. To my understanding, Surftech developed and now use a 'fused' EPS foam meaning no ingress of water if they are damaged.
by ric_vidal
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Alternative materials testing results - backyard style
Replies: 15
Views: 6848

Re: Alternative materials testing results - backyard style

Also, the foam i am using is closed cell and doesn't take on water - pin holes shouldn't matter anyway in that case right? don't the xtr guys have little pinholes on the deck on purpose for venting? p-a, Rich (Pure) and I used to do pretty much all of the early glassing of the XTRs in Australia. Th...