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Smook boards INDO

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Created by vendeavours 1 month ago, 20 Oct 2019
vendeavours
VIC, 340 posts
20 Oct 2019 12:55PM
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Disclosure: Designer/Owner
Age to Fn old 61
My weight 75-80 kg
Note Love job 99%sales to local Aus business Had another great trip to INDO this year and picked up two new models which we have been working on
Shredder MK4 5'3" x 18.5" x2 1/8 23.8Lts For 85 to 95 kg
Wave A step up 5'8"x 18 x 2 3/16 23.8 Lts For 85 to 95 kg
And my favourite for my weight A Model 5'6" x 17.5 x 2" 21.6Lts
Was so stoked this year to have another 4 kiters out on my boards and ripping it up We all noticed we were going up wind 30 % more than most riders Also had a lot of positive feedback and to see the guys improvement on these boards was great to see and pulls on heart strings and ended up selling the 5'8" board Pics of me and others and boards pic front Shredder 2nd 5'8" 3rd 5'6" Brd











bramber
VIC, 84 posts
20 Oct 2019 2:49PM
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Awesome looking boards!! What conditions is the the shredder design for vs the the wave model?

vendeavours
VIC, 340 posts
20 Oct 2019 3:50PM
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bramber said..
Awesome looking boards!! What conditions is the the shredder design for vs the the wave model?


Thanks bramble Both are designed for waves with same surfboard rocker and thin rails Different kiters have there preference It's hard to quantify due to so many variables Wave size/ conditions ,wind conditions , riders size / weight and riders wave style For me I love wave model in 20 + Knots and over head If I surf kite back to back say Indo head height down the line the Shredder needs bit more input from me Re back foot location to edge of rail were my wave model my foot is over back of board there for I can go for it The wave model I can jamb and sink rail in on turns But it's just physics smaller tail area the harder it turns From trying other cut off nose boards the shredder dose turn better due to reduced tail area Hopefully that helps I am not a tech head But have the advantage of designing and experimenting with different shapes and refine them Looks like you are in Melbourne so I am available on Facebook/Instagram for demos

dafish
NSW, 1397 posts
20 Oct 2019 4:31PM
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Always enjoy your posts. Boards look pretty tasty, and you sure looked like you had some nice conditions to run them through their paces.

vendeavours
VIC, 340 posts
20 Oct 2019 5:34PM
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dafish said..
Always enjoy your posts. Boards look pretty tasty, and you sure looked like you had some nice conditions to run them through their paces.



Thanks dafish Yes it was nice this year being mostly on 8 m V5 Love this place to test the shapes back to back by me and others and Each year I go there I sell boards lol. Also had a go of Quobba fins they are definitely better in good waves

vendeavours
VIC, 340 posts
29 Oct 2019 2:06PM
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Pretty stock just completed new 5'2" Shredder using Vac bagged which we did lot of back in 2011 So we have 1.8 kg weight so stocked This time we gone back to EPS blank and used 6oz carb and 5 oz clear top and bottom with white and orange filler/wash can not wait to try and test it

CJ2478
NSW, 381 posts
30 Oct 2019 6:13AM
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vendeavours said..
Pretty stock just completed new 5'2" Shredder using Vac bagged which we did lot of back in 2011 So we have 1.8 kg weight so stocked This time we gone back to EPS blank and used 6oz carb and 5 oz clear top and bottom with white and orange filler/wash can not wait to try and test it


that is fire!!

Wobbles
NSW, 18 posts
30 Oct 2019 7:41AM
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hey vendeavours, have you had a chance to surf them or are they specific wave kite boards. Im looking for a board that I can surf and kite.

vendeavours
VIC, 340 posts
30 Oct 2019 11:46AM
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Wobbles said..
hey vendeavours, have you had a chance to surf them or are they specific wave kite boards. Im looking for a board that I can surf and kite.



Hi Wobbles Yes we made 5'5 x 18.75 x 2.31" 30 Lts 2years ago which I surf on and kite with as light wind board Due to volume it dose not kite as well as low volume board I am 80 kg. If I had to make one again I would make it wider with more surface area and same Lts Also grab rail / groove to reduce rail thickness Which would help kiting with it If money was not a issue it would be sick to have it in Eps blank carbon bagged which would be in 1.9 to 2 kg range pic of 5'5 2015 model Merimbula Classic with 17 Zephyr












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