FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   StatisticsStats   FavoritesFavorites   RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages  Log inLog in 

making my first skate:any advise?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Wakeskating.com Forum Index -> General Wakeskating
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
ryder
Faceplant
Faceplant


Joined: 27 Feb 2004
Posts: 8
City: Auburn

PostPosted: Feb 27, 2004 7:05 pm    Post subject: making my first skate:any advise? Reply with quote

i read the article for making your own skate and it sounds fun. i was wondering if anyone who has tried making their own board has any advice on what not to do.
thanks in advance!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
nick
Island Rat


Joined: 13 Nov 2003
Posts: 14548
City: Honokowai

PostPosted: Feb 27, 2004 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

never tried... probly will eventually
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
TL
Faceplant
Faceplant


Joined: 26 Nov 2003
Posts: 33
City: Christchurch

PostPosted: Feb 28, 2004 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dont glue your board to your rocker jig
_________________
rideo risi risum
http://timsyme.orcon.net.nz
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
el
Backside 180
Backside 180


Joined: 07 Oct 2003
Posts: 1739
City: The Sea

PostPosted: Feb 28, 2004 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't skimp out on glue- get the gnarliest, stiffest and most rigid glue you can find. It makes a huge difference.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address
Frye
Guest


Joined: 14 Sep 2003
Posts: 3331

PostPosted: Feb 28, 2004 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

..........and dont rush. i threw one together in two days kuz i was board and i took it out and did an inside out jump and it snapped
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Fredrick_Eisenhauer
Backside 180
Backside 180


Joined: 25 Sep 2003
Posts: 1577
City: W.A Australia

PostPosted: Feb 28, 2004 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good points. Alot of glue is important especially on the edges, if you dont have enough glue a face plant will tear the bottom sheet of ply off it.
Like frye said don't rush it, we chucked ours together in about 2-3 days and we payed for it. It wasn't very water proof nad got heavier through out the day.
ANd yeah when putting the rocker to it dont do what TL said. Rolling Eyes Laughing Also leave it in there a good 4-6 days. Because if you dont it will lose its rocker very quickly and will be very flexible. Good luck.

_________________
Llamas are better then Alpacas

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
The Pavement 3.6
Backside 180
Backside 180


Joined: 23 Jan 2004
Posts: 572
City: Eustis

PostPosted: Feb 29, 2004 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remeber that Noah's arc was built by amauters and the Titanic by professionals.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address
wakeskatingfun
Faceplant
Faceplant


Joined: 02 Feb 2004
Posts: 11
City: Mt. PLeasant

PostPosted: Feb 29, 2004 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

make sure the wood you use doesnt have nails sticking out of it...trust me
_________________
salt water is soo cool not
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Cubby The Shiz
Pop Shuvit
Pop Shuvit


Joined: 29 Nov 2003
Posts: 169

PostPosted: Feb 29, 2004 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i dont get it?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Fredrick_Eisenhauer
Backside 180
Backside 180


Joined: 25 Sep 2003
Posts: 1577
City: W.A Australia

PostPosted: Mar 02, 2004 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wakeskatingfun, serious? Rolling Eyes
_________________
Llamas are better then Alpacas

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
TL
Faceplant
Faceplant


Joined: 26 Nov 2003
Posts: 33
City: Christchurch

PostPosted: Mar 03, 2004 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

two part epoxy resin - same as for fibreglassing etc works well as both a glue and to coat the entire board as a sealer. If you want a light board then use a marine sealant to coat the board after you have painted it. The epoxy resin as a glue also helps reduce water damage if you do get a chip in the edge as it acts as a barrier through which the water cannot pass (only one layer will be damaged and not very much as the rsin does soak in somewhat). The resin also makes the board stiff and hold its rocker after only 24hrs in the jig.

As others have said go nuts with the glue on the edges. If you do use epoxy resin get some peel ply when you buy the resin and drape it between your board and jig then no matter how much resin runs the board will not stick to the jig.

Make 1, then make another fixing all your stuff ups and maybe add a concave deck.

_________________
rideo risi risum
http://timsyme.orcon.net.nz
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Cubby The Shiz
Pop Shuvit
Pop Shuvit


Joined: 29 Nov 2003
Posts: 169

PostPosted: Mar 03, 2004 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no i dont get the noahs arc post thingy.... hahaha
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Fredrick_Eisenhauer
Backside 180
Backside 180


Joined: 25 Sep 2003
Posts: 1577
City: W.A Australia

PostPosted: Mar 04, 2004 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just because there professionals, doesn't mean you can't do equal if not better then them. Sort of.
_________________
Llamas are better then Alpacas

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Wakeskating.com Forum Index -> General Wakeskating All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

Add To Favorites

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum



Wakeboards - Wakeskate Videos - Wakeboarding - Wakepics - Complete Longboards
             

Copyright 2002-2010 - Wakeskating.com - All Right Reserved
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group