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Project Nosno

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:44 am
by kitemechanics
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Hi people, here is a little something i have been working on for a while. The idea of the project was to create a NoSno setup that was light enough for kite land boarding and strong enough for the hardest freeride trail and freestyle sessions. We came up with this, the deck is a custom carbon and Kevlar which is pretty much indestructible, it has a semi flat rocker which keeps the centre of gravity very low and the raised section in the middle prevents bottoming out which makes for an awesome ride. Tip angles are set to the standard NoSno angle to keep the ride and steering very similar to the original NoSno design. The pop on the deck awesome as with most carbon boards and the ride is truly epic. We are extremely pleased with the outcome of the project and the time and effort taken to design the unique deck was worth every second and penny. I hope this is something that you guys will enjoy. I would like to thank a couple of people from here for thinking outside the bounds of “off the shelf products” : Daleyg3 and leapb4ulook you inspired this project so I thank you for that greatly! I hope you all enjoy this as much as we did!
Billy @ Kite Mechanics
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Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:27 pm
by Christian
Very nice !
My old Nosno will ask me an upgrade.

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:02 am
by Ben
looks very tidy! very nice work. how much does it weigh?

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:29 am
by kitemechanics
Thanks guys, the setup pictured weighs in at 6.2kg and is suitable for a rider around 85-95kg. The deck weighs 1500g. The layup and manufacturing is long and complex, but the result is worth it! I have plans to build up some titanium and composte mix trucks with a predicted weight of 350g each or 700g for the pair. This will give another saving of around 1.7kg and will improve durability further.

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:51 am
by kitemechanics
Well, we came up with a name for the board in the end. Following on from the the launch of the Faux-board line up, we are using the name "Faux-Sno Extremist". We think this fits well with this setup.

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:31 pm
by lone_deranger
Looks great!
Do you lay it up wet or do you use vacuum infusion?

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:41 pm
by kitemechanics
This particular board is a 3 stage fabrication. Without giving away to much our manufacturing process we use autoclave and vacuum pumps with varying methods suited to each part. For a high strength light weight part infusion resin is not the way to go. It is very difficult to control resin content with infusin methods, there is a reason why infusion resins are so cheap :confused: