Frankenboogie Mk. II

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Frankenboogie Mk. II

Unread post by Atlantasurfer » Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:38 pm

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Here are some pics from my latest garage experiment. It is an updated version of my first Frankenboogie, as seen on this thread:
http://mypaipoboards.org/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=568

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Re: Frankenboogie Mk. II

Unread post by Atlantasurfer » Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:00 pm

The first version was 62" x 23".

This one is 55" x 22". Instead of 2" polyethylene foam, I used 1" EVA (mini cell). The old one is damn hard to duck dive, and the foam soaks up water like a sponge, making for a heavy, heavy piece of gear. Hopefully, this second version can function in bigger waves and stay lighter.

The idea was to create a plywood paipo with fins, so I started with 3/8 ply and glued on a chunk of 1" pine to anchor the FCS fin plugs.

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Re: Frankenboogie Mk. II

Unread post by bgreen » Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:04 pm

How does it ride, especially compared with the longer board?

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Re: Frankenboogie Mk. II

Unread post by rodndtube » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:58 am

A good Halloween release!

P.S. All that black looks like a real heat sucker... beware ;)
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Unread post by Atlantasurfer » Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:46 pm

I had not really considered the heat aspect...especially if it goes somewhere tropical. I guess I'll be building character.


I wish I could get it to the water sooner, but my next beach trip is in five weeks. Atlanta has jobs, cheap housing, and a great music scene, but it is missing something important.

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Unread post by krusher74 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:47 pm

What is the extra block of wood at the tail for? :?

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Re: Frankenboogie Mk. II

Unread post by Atlantasurfer » Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:41 pm

That piece of pine is there to hold the FCS fin plugs (sockets ?). The plywood is less than 1/2 inch thick, so I was concerned that they would rip out otherwise.

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Unread post by rodndtube » Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:13 pm

As it is you are scorching the waves!!! That black deck might needs some orange fire stripes ;)

We expect a full Thanksgiving Weekend report :)
Atlantasurfer wrote:I had not really considered the heat aspect...especially if it goes somewhere tropical. I guess I'll be building character.

I wish I could get it to the water sooner, but my next beach trip is in five weeks. Atlanta has jobs, cheap housing, and a great music scene, but it is missing something important.
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Re: Frankenboogie Mk. II

Unread post by Poobah » Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:56 am

About a dozen years ago, I made my own monstrosity out of foam and plywood. I was trying to add flotation to a wood skimboard, while still retaining a thin rail. Basically an oblong cut of boogie board glued onto the wood skimboard with contact cement. I can't find a decent photo of it. Just a distance shot that I blew up, so it's kind of grainy.
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Well anyway...the unexpected surprise was how it felt to have my elbow held firmly in place. Sometimes I would hug the foam with both forearms. I felt like I'd discovered power steering. I'm not a mat rider, but I suppose it's a similar feel.

I never followed up with similar designs, like arm pockets, elbow wells, etc. But I ponder them from time to time. Looking at the new cork Bodypo, I have to wonder if the panel stringer helps with planting your elbow.

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Unread post by Atlantasurfer » Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:04 pm

That's pretty cool! How well did it surf? Did it making taking off easier?

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Unread post by Atlantasurfer » Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:58 am

I just got home from the beach, and I have to say that my new Frankenboogie and I are now very deeply in love.

I ran it as a 1+2, with a 4.7" center fin and two 2" sidebites.
It duck dives easily and has what seems to have about as much flotation as my 50" foam and fiberglass paipo. It doesn't catch waves as readily as my 5'10" plywood alaia style board (or the original Frankenboogie), but after a little practice I was able to get into the little ones with no problem. The only problem I had were the waves themselves. I had three days of one foot crap followed by a day of choppy/ crumbly/ onshore conditions in the chest high range. Still, I had fun. I'm taking this beast with me next time I head for the tropics and some good waves.

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Unread post by Poobah » Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:10 pm

Atlantasurfer wrote:That's pretty cool! How well did it surf? Did it making taking off easier?
Oops, I never answered those questions. It took off and rode just fine. It was actually a wooden wakeboard, so it had a continuous rocker. That and the round tail made it easy to steer through the crowds. My main goals were chest padding and flotation for sitting between waves.
It did both, and still allowed me a thin paipo rail.

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Unread post by rodndtube » Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:05 pm

Okay, let's see it fully finned-up from a couple of different angles :)
Atlantasurfer wrote:I just got home from the beach, and I have to say that my new Frankenboogie and I are now very deeply in love.

I ran it as a 1+2, with a 4.7" center fin and two 2" sidebites.
It duck dives easily and has what seems to have about as much flotation as my 50" foam and fiberglass paipo. It doesn't catch waves as readily as my 5'10" plywood alaia style board (or the original Frankenboogie), but after a little practice I was able to get into the little ones with no problem. The only problem I had were the waves themselves. I had three days of one foot crap followed by a day of choppy/ crumbly/ onshore conditions in the chest high range. Still, I had fun. I'm taking this beast with me next time I head for the tropics and some good waves.
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Re: Frankenboogie Mk. II

Unread post by Atlantasurfer » Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:36 pm

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Here is the F-Boogie finned up and waiting for a trip to the ocean. As you can see, a pretty slight toe-in.
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