Yes back from the pyramids ! - Sand surfing boards !

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by Vulkyn, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Vulkyn
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    Well I have not been active for a long time so figured to pop in and cause some noise :D

    Hope every one is doing good, i was wondering if any one built sand surfers before? Its basically for well surfing down sand dunes.
    A friend has a business and he builds them in Egypt using plywood, glue and a wooden layer at the end (Formayka - still looking for the english word). He then uses wax and sealer to try to preserve the board.

    The problem will be mostly how to prolong and enhance the board under extreme heat, sand contact and impacts.
    I wanted to suggest that he switched to composite epoxy / wood construction but i am not sure if that is the best choice.

    Any thoughts ??
     
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    Geee, one must be pretty bored to do that!
    Reminds me of that aphorism about sex by Lord Chesterfield: "the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable". :)

    Doesn't look like the snowboard is as maneuverable on sand as it is on the snow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TGlNnxgTUY
    These guys and girls are showing some alternatives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjHDpcfMI7I

    The soundtrack is imo wrong in these videos. I would have played "Another one bites the dust" by Queen. ;)
     
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    The kite boarders have taken to the sand dunes. Dont know what kind of board they use.

    http://[​IMG]
     
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  7. Vulkyn
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    lol !

    I guess there are 2 different things:
    1- Sand surfing (i.e board and such - requires some skills)
    2- Sand dunning (basic piece of wood where you sleep on top and slide down like the video).
    I guess i need to check with him first and ask for some pictures on the current board they are using.
     
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    another 2007 funny sailing commercial, hm..
     
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