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Asymetric Trucks
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I've noticed with a few sets of trucks now that the response can be different turning left and right. so you get the front truck turning hard going left and the back turns hard going right (or…Click here for the full story

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fitz Dec 28, 2011.

Axles
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Anyone know where I can get split axles?The only site i've seen that lists them is sk8kings but the thread into the hanger is so short I'm a bit nervous about using them.Any ideas?Click here for the full story

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Mod Aug 24, 2011.

Bearings
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Anyone tried bearings from these guys?…Click here for the full story

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jake Elliott Jun 1, 2011.

WTB bushings
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I'm after sabre f-type (purple) or similar bushes. (currently green on sabres but they'r not loose enough)  I'd like to play with a few different setups so if you have few sets let me know.

Started this discussion. Last reply by craig d Apr 25, 2011.

 

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Deeks63 replied to Ben Mod's discussion 'Tips for a Kiteboard' in the group Board Builders
"yeah... BTW, I had never heard of paulownia timber before - looks like cool stuff.  Maybe you could shape it such that you are then veneering the 0.6mm over it?  Bagging is incredibly powerful, I've just never tried a bend quite…"
Apr 11, 2013

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Ben Mod replied to Ben Mod's discussion 'Tips for a Kiteboard' in the group Board Builders
"The channel is there to help keep an edge -stops the board hopping out of the water without oversize fins.  I fugure they must use a vac bag because of the complexity of the layers.  It would take far too long to perfect a press to get the…"
Apr 11, 2013

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Deeks63 replied to Ben Mod's discussion 'Tips for a Kiteboard' in the group Board Builders
"OK - I see - a vacuum bag will struggle to get that sort of short, sharp bend - I'd reckon only something like a hydraulic press could do that...  Veneer maybe, particularly at 0.6mm but then it may snap - I've heard of sprays that…"
Apr 10, 2013

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Ben Mod replied to Ben Mod's discussion 'Tips for a Kiteboard' in the group Board Builders
"This is the kind of contour I'm trying to get, I don't think even 1.5mm ply will do it.  I'm pretty familiar with Nuplex, and don't really want to spend 200 on a full sheet - looks like paulowina will do the job…"
Apr 10, 2013

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Deeks63 replied to Ben Mod's discussion 'Tips for a Kiteboard' in the group Board Builders
"not a problem - the standard vacuum cleaner only pulls so much in the way of pressure and the rest is done with the hand pump that comes with the Roarockit kit (I have a 70" x 20" Roarockit bag).  I know FGI (also known as Nuplex) do…"
Apr 4, 2013

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Ben Mod replied to Ben Mod's discussion 'Tips for a Kiteboard' in the group Board Builders
"Thanks Deeks, Yes, the foam need to be feathered down at the edges.  I was planning on divinicell but I can't get small quantities so i'm thinking paulowina instead. I'm not so keen on using ply as there's some sharp…"
Apr 4, 2013

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Deeks63 replied to Ben Mod's discussion 'Tips for a Kiteboard' in the group Board Builders
"Hey Ben - yep, vacuum bagging will eliminate the air...  I guess you are going to shape the foam in the middle and taper it down so that at some point towards the ends (and edges) it's just laminate with no foam between the layers. …"
Mar 26, 2013

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Ben Mod added a discussion to the group Board Builders
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Tips for a Kiteboard

Hi Builders, I need some tips.I'm looking to build a kiteboard, which I know is a bit off topic, but the diy kiteboarders aren't up to using laminate like skaters do.  (its more like two sheets of marine ply stuck together!)Because the board is larger (140*41cm) I need to go to full sheets of laminate, which I can only get in 0.6mm (Briggs - they do skate packs of rock maple too).  Construction will be several layers of laminate, foam core under the feet, glass top and bottom.My question is:…See More
Mar 26, 2013

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Ben Mod joined Dylan Danger Batty's group
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Board Builders

for any one who has made/modified a board. post some pics of your press or completed boards, its all good.also, maybe share some tips on building and where to get suppliesalso, occasionally, we can have a build off from time to time...See More
Mar 26, 2013

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Ben Mod replied to Adam's discussion 'Skatement Speedboards "Model update"'
Nov 19, 2012

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Ben Mod replied to Adam's discussion 'Skatement Speedboards "Model update"'
"Hey Adam, We had a 3d scanner set up at work the other day, so I took a scan of the custom deck you made and thought you might be interestd in these. Cheers "
Nov 19, 2012

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Ben Mod replied to Robbo's discussion 'ACA story'
"Strange feature.. it starts out criticising skaters, then turns into a long teaser.  They're all 'its so dangerous' on the surface but there's so many clips of guys having a mad time that is more of a…"
Aug 28, 2012

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Ben Mod replied to Adam's discussion 'Skatement Speedboards "Model update"'
"Ha ha I was going to ask you the same thing.  27" I think we said."
Aug 14, 2012

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Ben Mod replied to Adam's discussion 'Skatement Speedboards "Model update"'
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Aug 14, 2012

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Ben Mod replied to Adam's discussion 'Skatement Speedboards "Model update"'
"Just got the new skatement today thanks Adam. So f..g rad. Stiff, light, v nice concave, beautifully made. Can't believe I own such a nice board! I'll be going for a loooong skate tomorrow"
Aug 14, 2012

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Ben Mod replied to Bugs's discussion 'The new marketplace'
"Yes"
Jul 8, 2012

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At 18:48 on March 21, 2012, Richie Swanson said…

hey ben i live in east killara which isnt far from manly but would you be willing to
meet at chatswood on saturday and is it in anyway possible to borrow $5 from
your parents because there barely used and i have already reduced it by $30. what is your email?

At 8:45 on December 28, 2011, Cents said…

Hey Ben could you give me an idea when you'd like to turn up so I can keep the time free? Thanks

At 19:16 on December 27, 2011, Cents said…

Sorry no not tomorrow morning completely forgot I have something on! So friday, saturday and sunday afternoons.

At 19:12 on December 27, 2011, Cents said…

I live in lidcombe though I'm moving to randwick next week. Probably be best if we met up as I still need to make a decision on what I'm going to do but definitely keen to move one truck set on. I'm free tomorrow morning and on friday through the weekend. My number is 0432815151

If you are interested  http://www.sk8kings.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=S&Product_Code=SK8KINGS226&Category_Code=SKT I'm looking to have something like this done. I'm looking to have a lot more done that just milling the hangers down. The bushing seat will be refaced and theres also the issue of compatible spacers and longer nuts. 

At 16:55 on December 27, 2011, Cents said…

Ben I've decided not to sell the 5.0 and the extra randal hanger - would you be interested in a 4.3 bennett + randal  combo instead? (though if you are still very keen on the 5.0 I'll consider it). The reason for this is that I've decided to send the 5.0 off to be milled down along with my other hanger.

At 11:36 on December 27, 2011, Cents said…

Sorry I now have plans on Thursday. Unless you are willing to come by in the evening. Are you available tomorrow or friday morning? The weekends in the afternoon are also fine.

At 21:10 on December 26, 2011, Cents said…

Yep they still avaliable but I won't be able to give them to you till Thursday. If you'd like for 15 bucks more I can give you the other 125 hanger if you want to try a 50/35 rkp split.

Oh I had almost forgotten. The there is a bit of damage underneath the bennett baseplate -nothing bad but I'll explain. I changed the kingpin to a randal one to reduce the amount of bushing destruction the stock kingpin does. I tried to use epoxy to make a kind of putty to hold the kingpin (the stock one has ridges holding it in place) in place but it didn't work and I ended up scrapping it all off and buying loctite blue to hold it instead. So it has cosmetic damage to the area around the kingpin...but you'll never see it and it doesn't affect the way the truck works.

At 20:56 on October 25, 2011, Dylan Reid said…

ahk, hah yeh our neighbours have 2 newborns and from what i can hear from the crying is they consume a lot of time to look after... all worth it though. when you say tidied up did you take some more off the hangers to lighten them up? maybe when or IF you get free time you should come roll with the bomb squad, you can get everyones opinion on them.

At 12:43 on October 23, 2011, Dylan Reid said…

ben how are you bud, just thought i'd shoot you a message asking how your homemade trucks are holding up...any improvements been made to them? have you started a prototype number 2 yet?

At 21:19 on October 14, 2011, Max Heaton said…
yeah man i am. add me on facebook. Maximus Heaton
 
 
 

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