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Old     (mvanhove)      Join Date: Nov 2009       01-28-2010, 8:38 PM Reply   
Has anyone ever tried to make their own wake skate before? I think I may try to make one in shop class following the guide lines from this website:

http://www.wakeskating.com/showarticle.php?a=6

Any tips would be helpful.
Old     (shadow7874)      Join Date: Apr 2010       04-11-2010, 11:14 PM Reply   
I started making one and recently got some supplies to continue working on finishing it. I took 2 sheets of 1/8" plywood and cut out the shape i want then glued them together. I sat both ends up on wood and a bad of cement in the center so once the glue cured it had i nice rocker to it. I think put a layer of fiber glass on each side. The only problem ive came across is its WAY to flexible. Ive gotten so good with the glassing that i use only enough resin for the glass to wet out which brings out the flexibility of the glass. Best bet would be to do like three sheets of 1/8 inch wood and a few layers of glass. The glass isnt needed but makes it more waterproof and i like the idea of glass vs wood. Ill try and get some pics of what ive got so far. Im hoping to add a few layers of chop to each side to stiffen it up then id like to add a finishing layer of carbon or carbon/kevlar but i doubt ill waste the money.

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