twin tip fin protection during travel - revisited

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twin tip fin protection during travel - revisited

Post by tomerp » Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:32 pm

OK so i ended up making my own board protector from Styrofoam. Looks amateur, but i will let you know how it works out for my Cancun ThxGiving trip. see embedded construction video to encourage you to make your own.

Say "NO" TO TAKING OFF fins !
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Re: twin tip fin protection during travel - revisited

Post by kitenaked » Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:06 pm

Someone is bored....
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Re: twin tip fin protection during travel - revisited

Post by tomerp » Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:13 pm

kitenaked wrote:Someone is bored....
True. Ive gotten used to kiting every weekend. Now i dont know what to do with myself on saturdays :) with winds in the single digits... so i resort to this....

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Post by Loscocco » Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:58 pm

What about the handle and footstraps? or are those going to be covered in future threads?
I look forward to reading them.
Meanwhile i will get the popcorn ready.

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Post by yojimbo » Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:31 pm

Well done. I didn't realize there hot knives for cutting and shaping styrofoam until I saw this video. I found this link:

http://www.harborfreight.com/130-watt-h ... 66182.html

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Post by CdoG » Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:40 am

So lets see
You can spend what a couple of days cutting and gluing styrofoam then make and edit a flim then upload it to the web then post it on B.A.K
But you wont deal with your fin screws
Sounds like you got a loose screw

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Post by lieutenantglorp » Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:52 am

All that work to save taking out 8 screws? I just strip my board and then wrap it in that foam blanket they use to put under parquet wood tile floors. A roll of it is cheap at home depot and is infinitely reusable . BTW I would not trust styrofoam to protect anything in baggage to be handled by a ramper. You might get lucky, but more likely your bag will be thrown around like a rag doll like all the others. Also, keep in mind your bag may be under several hundred pounds or pressure from bags on top of it in the cargo if it gets loaded first.

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Re: twin tip fin protection during travel - revisited

Post by Loscocco » Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:33 pm

can you make me one for my raceboard?

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Post by AD72 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:54 pm

Blue G10 - have not seen that before.

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Re: twin tip fin protection during travel - revisited

Post by tomerp » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:06 am

You got it. All i ask in return is some free lessons on your raceboard !! :)
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