New Concept in Surfboard Design and Construction.

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Re: New Concept in Surfboard Design and Construction.

Post by Beanpole » Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:04 pm

Interesting stuff Foilly.

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Re: New Concept in Surfboard Design and Construction.

Post by SURFFOILS » Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:01 pm

Thank you for your continued support Mr Beanpole.
I’m quite excited that it could be a great travel board for me.
I think I’ll test and refine this one and if all goes well I’ll get another one Computer cut and glassed locally. It’ll be good to have a brand new version in the car ready for action.
This one is a real 3D conundrum, every aspect needs consideration, but it’s also a lot of fun for those of you who enjoy building boards.
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Re: New Concept in Surfboard Design and Construction.

Post by Cranked » Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:54 pm

Are you going to name it "The Conundrum" Surffoils?
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Re: New Concept in Surfboard Design and Construction.

Post by SURFFOILS » Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:59 pm

Hi Cranked,
I have no idea about naming things so go Hog Wild with suggestions if you like.
Here’s a pic of the prototype in a semi final arrangement.

The new laminated bridge ( on page 3) is only a few mm’s thick so there’s new refinements all the time.
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Re: New Concept in Surfboard Design and Construction.

Post by SURFFOILS » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:29 pm

New Bridge, This time veneer and 4 oz.
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People have said that travel boards are heavier so I weighed the old nose at 600g. The new Bridge is 200g and Front Foil is 300g so I’m still under the weight of the original surfboard.
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Re: New Concept in Surfboard Design and Construction.

Post by alakaboo » Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:23 am

What in the everlasting fcuk is it that you're actually shaping here, surffoils?
That isn't a surfboard.

This is like when your mum makes you go to the birthday party of the weird kid in primary school who plays in a recorder ensemble, and his mum saying you can have as much chocolate as you want, and it turns out to be carob.

I jest, but seriously?

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Re: New Concept in Surfboard Design and Construction.

Post by SURFFOILS » Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:12 am

My apologies for not being clear, it’s a multi piece travel board.
If I did it like this, everyone would get it.
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I’ve just done it differently.
If you look at some of my other work with surfmats ,handplanes and shortboard hydrofoils,
there all ahead in design.
People don’t make tapered surfmats with curved planshapes and double concaves,or handplanes with flexible hulls.
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And my shortboard foils were done in 2004, I saw Laird riding a foil and I had to make my own paddle in shortboard foils.
Everyone’s seen shortboard foils all around the world now, but back then everyone scratched their heads.
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Re: New Concept in Surfboard Design and Construction.

Post by alakaboo » Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:27 am

So it can travel but it can't ride waves?

Are you going to stand with one foot forward of the bridge?

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Re: New Concept in Surfboard Design and Construction.d this

Post by SURFFOILS » Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:39 am

Both feet will fit on the back section. It’s 44 inches long so long enough for normal foot placement. A longboard version would be longer as well.
I’ve paddled this one but it’s too small for me to stand up on.
I’ll make a bigger one and start serious water testing.
Testing is the best part of building, you get to see what works and what needs to be changed. It’s a learning curve of finding out how water moves.

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Re: New Concept in Surfboard Design and Construction.

Post by Beanpole » Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:41 pm

Pretty far out stuff, Foily. What is the hand plane made out of?
Really like the surf mat.

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Re: New Concept in Surfboard Design and Construction.

Post by SURFFOILS » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:44 pm

The black handplane is heat formed polypropylene.
The orange one is shaped foam and glass with a clear vinyl flexible hull.
Those surf mats got me a lot of hate because I don’t subscribe to the Cult of Greenough where all mats are rectangles. There’s thread here called Beyond the Rectangle With my mats.

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Re: New Concept in Surfboard Design and Construction.d this

Post by Drailed » Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:19 pm

SURFFOILS wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:39 am
Both feet will fit on the back section. It’s 44 inches long so long enough for normal foot placement. A longboard version would be longer as well.
I’ve paddled this one but it’s too small for me to stand up on.
I’ll make a bigger one and start serious water testing.
Testing is the best part of building, you get to see what works and what needs to be changed. It’s a learning curve of finding out how water moves.
I can really see this taking off
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Re: New Concept in Surfboard Design and Construction.

Post by SURFFOILS » Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:16 pm

I’ll have to get it to fly first. Never sure with you guys if you’re pulling my leg rope or if you think it really is a good idea.
I’m looking forward to making a longboard version to see how quick it will turn without the long nose.

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Re: New Concept in Surfboard Design and Construction.

Post by Cranked » Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:47 pm

Realsurf is merciless at taking the piss Surffoils.
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Re: New Concept in Surfboard Design and Construction.

Post by SURFFOILS » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:43 pm

Surfers buy a wide range of different boards, singles, retro, Simmons, fun boards, foamys, longboards, twinnys, finless, high tech design, fun-boards,epoxy, Bonzers so there’s a lot of people who surf boards that look different.
I can see, once I get the design sorted, a niche market for something like this. It’s not a replacement for the standard board , just an option to try something different.

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Re: New Concept in Surfboard Design and Construction.

Post by offshore1 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:06 am

You've got to agree, the pic of your prototype is unusual to say the least.
But yeah, it'd be cool as anything if it works.

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Re: New Concept in Surfboard Design and Construction.

Post by SURFFOILS » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:25 pm

offshore1 wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:06 am
You've got to agree, the pic of your prototype is unusual to say the least.
But yeah, it'd be cool as anything if it works.

Yes it does looks unusual but foils looked mad a few years ago and now they’re everywhere.

I’ll keep working on it until it’s tuned and I’ve got video to show. That will be very cool.

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Re: New Concept in Surfboard Design and Construction.

Post by SURFFOILS » Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:46 pm

Product Development 2021.
Donor board - 6’5”
This ones big enough for me to ride.
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