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Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:36 am
by belac

reinforced snowboard for the above mentioned oversized skateboard.
and carbon stiffened trama kite board. they said it wouldn't stick but standing tests so far have been all good, no delam. have killed my dremmel trying to cut the 3 layers of carbon tho:mad:

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:05 am
by BgSurfer
[SIZE="3"]Don't know if you saw this one belac. But my son likes the way it rides:[/SIZE]
(Just picked up a "new" (old) MBS Ambush Warrior deck on ebay for $19 -- thinking about adding ABEC 11, 4" flywheels for a MB-Skate Hybrid)

BgSurfer wrote:I put this together for my son with the bad left ankle (4 surgeries). He loves it ...

Thanks to my SD Bruthas MarkBrosnan and Brennig for the wheel suggestions, Bennet Alligators and Abec 11 Gumballs. My son chose the Abec 11 Gumballs, 76 mm x 75 A.

MBS Jeep Rennegade deck and MBS ATS trucks (15.75" axles).



Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:19 am
by belac
that's a bloody good idea bg, the angles would be just right I guess, but I guess the turning a tiny bit limited because of the height of skate wheels compared to pneumatics? I guess just ride loose bushings and she'll be right. I think you could do some awesome grip job on that deck, maybe even expose the wood in places.
I still dream of one of those local trip handmade wood decks the Columbians or Brazilians make, one day i'll have cash for boards again

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:41 am
by BgSurfer
belac wrote:I guess the turning a tiny bit limited because of the height of skate wheels compared to pneumatics? I guess just ride loose bushings and she'll be right.

That's what I thought too. But it seems to turn pretty well. The deck rides 2-1/8" (5.4 cm) above the ground. I haven't ridden it because I have been grounded for medical reasons -- will be for another 3 mos. Would love to take it up for a test flight.

Because of the deck and axle lengths, the wheels look a lot smaller in the pictures than they really are. That 76 mm diam is a big wheel. I would like to try the ABEC 11 Flywheels at 100 mm.

Here is a phone camera short video -- not too great -- of my son riding it the afternoon I finished putting it together. He hadn't been on a longboard in over a year and the bushings (MBS orange, medium duro) were new and "stiff." He pulled off a decent backside rail-grab 180 just the same:


Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:54 pm
by belac

Left the trampa heaps of time to cure but wad off sick last week and bordom gave me the motivation toget her rideable.

Gi maks and crossairs, martrix lights with wobbly oranges wound as tight as a a nuns clunge, carbon reinforced trampa short, and f3s redrilled for widest stance possible.

More boardenstine projects gathering dust in the lab, but will probably have to wait till i'm next i'll to get round to them.

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:31 am
by Brennig
Probably didn't know this when you had all your carbon-cutting-dremel-killing troubles, the best/cheapest way to cut any composites (carbon, glass, basalt, to some degree kevlar) is with a carbide hacksaw blade, grab on off the internet for £5 and it will meet all your cutting needs!

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:00 pm
by belac
Cool, i'l see if i can track one down for the next project, i ended up in the garden in a chemical suit just grinding the sides with a flexy blade. Even with the suit and full safety gear i still managed to get covered in carbon dust. Itches like the day after a cheap hooker.:eek:

What happened to your grannys curtains board brennig? That was looking very excellent.

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:37 pm
by Brennig
It's lying at home waiting for the truck holes to be drilled, then sealed with epoxy. Whilst I'm in Uni halls with no chance of doing it here. Hopefully by Easter or summer I can finish it and actually ride it. But on the other hand I have very big things planned which will surpass Granny Curtains!

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:20 am
by belac

Drop thru mounted skate trucks. Just experimenting with it at the mo but my predictions for this is it will reduce the speed wobble and increase drift in corners. Need to find time to dremel out the second truck and get bindings on for abit of xmas testing.

Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:02 pm
by Gaz
Interesting idea bud, let us know how you get on.

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:43 am
by belac

Thought I'd respark this post a bit with an idea I've been playing with. Drop thru chanel trucks in a striped back and recarboned dirtyleaf 95. Ages away from finishing even one truck yet, but the idea is to build a park specific jib board.

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:02 pm
by Ben
fecking awesome!

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:42 pm
by BgSurfer
How did the drop-through AT skate truck ride? Seems like it would limit turning radius. I imagine the lower COG was more stable.
The channel truck drop through is interesting. Again, how much turn responsiveness do you need?
Good to see you're still at it.

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:02 pm
by belac
With the skatetrucks i'm trying to create a specific responce for my kiting more than anything else. Seeing some of the southamerican riders go mental on skatetruck boards has made me wander if with a lower riding level i could get rid of bending leverage and speed wibbles. The project has been shelved till now as i'm trying to get some solid bindings working on it and did'nt have time to get them right. But its east wind season here now which gives me the incentive to get her ridden. Skating it round our car park at work it felt far less squirrley.
The channel truck drop thru is just the next logical step for this idea. The lower a board goes to the ground the more control the rider has, faster responce, better edging when drifting and much less speed wobble. If its carving your after then its the opposit you'd need i guess. I've got to find shorter springs or figure out a springless option before i can get to test these, but i'll post something up once i,ve done it :)
Oh and the other part of the idea, strenghening the boards with carbon, has worked brilliently. I,ve now done two fleight lites, a pro 95 and a sqidgy trampa short. I bought an old pro 100 recenly and will probly do the same with that.

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:48 pm
by buggley
How hard is it to get into kite boarding if you do it by yourself is it easy enough to learn

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:50 pm
by belac
Dead easy mate. Mates and I thought ourselfs to a certain point and then started to meet up with others when we started to travel to meets. Just get yourself a simple 4 line 3m off of eBay and do a wind dance. Lots of tutorial vids on YouTube as well.
Improves your mountain board skills heaps as well, specially riding switch.

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:07 pm
by buggley
Will it be strong enough to catch air

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:06 pm
by Mikael
Caleb, why would you flip your trucks if you're looking for a low COG?

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:23 am
by belac
Look again, matrix baseplate with bionic hanger and trampa green dampas. Its a franken truck i put together years back but was to loose to ride, i'm thinking changing the leverage point will sort that out. The old bionic hangers are nicely solid for grinding which is why i like them.

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:47 pm
by Mikael
Let me ask again :) Why would you keep your trucks flipped if you want a low COG :p

I know, I know, you said you like the grinding. Many people do.

Anyway, how solid to you think this mount is? I'd be afraid to ride it, I imagine it'd be easy to tear the trucks off on a big landing, or just hitting a rock or something.