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Re: TBG5

Unread postby nomastomas » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:59 am

Yeah, I boosted the nose to 3" and the tail to 7/8" at the stringer, but the V in the tail adding another 1/8" to the rail rocker. I also added more curve throughout the bottom, instead of the original, staged rocker. Intent here is to increase turning performance with a more continuous curve, since the board is already plenty fast. I think it will pay off more in larger surf. Although, I'd settle for some chest-high mush right about now.
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Re: TBG5

Unread postby nomastomas » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:58 am

So...while I'm waiting for some decent waves to test this thing on, I thought I'd mention something I recently learned about carbon fiber. CF is about 5 times stiffer than S-cloth and 30% lighter. S-cloth actually has a slightly (6%) higher tensile strength-to-weight ratio and a slightly higher compression-strength-to-weight ratio. So, if you're looking for superior stiffness and lightest weight, carbon fiber is the way to go. But, if your looking for general toughness, S-cloth is the choice. S-cloth also cost about 60% less per yd. But, the "curb appeal" of carbon fiber is undeniable.
Here are some definitions:
Tensile Strength - Ability to resist a force before breaking
Elongation - Ability to stretch before breaking
Stiffness - Ability to resist deflection or deformation before breaking.
Density - weight/volume
"Toughness" - a combination of the first two stated above.

Here's a great video on a comparison between fiberglass, carbon fiber and kevlar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHXVf0SaJpA
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Re: TBG5

Unread postby belly rider » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:19 am

Wow another beauty
FERRARI red that is. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: TBG5

Unread postby nomastomas » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:29 am

EXACTLY!
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Re: TBG5

Unread postby krusher74 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:14 am

Very exciting design, Would love to try that finless. (maybe try again this winter :? )
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