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By jason (sinister1) on Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 4:30 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
does anyone know what width alloy the wake racks are made from?

i want to make my own


 
By Monster Tower (monstertower) on Friday, February 27, 2004 - 3:10 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
What width alloy ???

If you mean what Aluminum alloy then 6063-T6 is great becuase it anodizes the britest but 6061-T6 is commonly used. The latter is a little stronger and is great if your powder coating but it yellows a little when anodized.

 
By jason (sinister1) on Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 2:50 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
sorry what size plate do they use

ie 1/4" thick

jason

 
By Monster Tower (monstertower) on Tuesday, March 02, 2004 - 4:10 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Most use 1/2" plate for the forks.
 
By Fluid Concepts (jlembas) on Tuesday, March 02, 2004 - 6:51 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Jason,

1/2" plate 6061 is fine, but after machining both sides down for good finish you'll be left with a fairly skinny fork. Our first generation racks (and most others) are this way, but we stepped it up this past year and started using 5/8" plate which gives the forks a much improved strength and better appearance. They are now bombproof.

Jerry Lembas
http://www.fluidconcepts.net

 
By Monster Tower (monstertower) on Tuesday, March 02, 2004 - 8:14 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Jerry - I think one of us still owes the other a beer or something You better be in Orlando this Fall so I can collect!
 
By Fluid Concepts (jlembas) on Wednesday, March 03, 2004 - 10:54 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Now Now Billy boy. Let's not get graphic here on WW. There are some minors around.

Actually, you'll have to square up with Pat, Mike, Mark, and our friend Dan(from Surfside) since they are the responsible for all the debauchery that occured in Orlando. I narrowly escaped that evening! But if you insist, I'm always up for a free beer.

 
By Scot Gangstad (mt_wkbdr) on Monday, March 08, 2004 - 7:48 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Hey id like to make my own racks to but i need some ideas on how to coat the rack so it doesnt scratch my board and how can i hold it in there. thanks.
 
By Richard B. (cws_kahuna) on Tuesday, March 09, 2004 - 7:22 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Jerry,

Your first generation racks were already bombproof, I bet the newer design is really great. Keep on making the wonderful products.

 
By Karl De Looff (boarditup) on Tuesday, March 09, 2004 - 8:56 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Use neoprene or vinyl. vinyl is more durable in the light.

For $190 I ship out a rack already make. That is about a inexpensive as it gets for top drawer quality.

rider@boarditup.com

 
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