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brentlf 07-14-2003 3:36 PM

Ive built a few wake skates that work faurly well but the one ive built out of ply wood wont hold its shape, it just goes flat. What would be my best option to hold the shape, i figure fiber glassing it or just using the resin might work, but any tip on what to do would be apreciated

masonwakerider 07-15-2003 7:46 PM

i made one out of plywood and fiberglassed it i put a full sheet over the top and a couple layers of diangle strips across the bottom. Put it back in the mold after you put the fiberglass on and it hasnt hardend yet this will make sure the wood doesnt go flat before the glass hardens

stallion 08-09-2003 1:47 PM

HOw much does it cost you in material to fiberglass your wood decks?-

shiftywakeskate 08-09-2003 10:46 PM

i just used fiberglass resin without any matting or anything and i got a fairly large can for 12 bucks cdn. there is enough in the can to make 2 decks probably

columbiatch 08-11-2003 2:35 PM

Mine hold just fine without fiberglass. What are you using to glue the wood together?

justin_gould 08-18-2003 6:55 PM

ive been building wakeskates out of cedar strips, and using fiberglass on the top and bottom with a layer of carbon fiber on the top... they are the lightest boards you will ever use... they make flip tricks and everything easier.

pg_wakeboarder 08-19-2003 10:16 PM

if you put skate griptape onto plywood will it stay on in the water? could u put the grip on then seal it on with somethin?

wsfagtron 08-19-2006 10:23 PM

i guess this might sound stupid, but when you talk about this fibreglass resin, is this like a liquid that you like paint on? haha

otiswunguy 08-21-2006 4:45 PM

yes. nasty crap!

kcw_rider 08-23-2006 5:41 PM

hey what do you guys use for jigs cause mind never work can someone give me some ideas


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