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Lacking equipment in the sup industury

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Created by les71 1 month ago, 30 Nov 2021
les71
61 posts
30 Nov 2021 6:35PM
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I got access to a 3d printer and love making up new inventions. Anyone got any problems I could potentially solve for sup's? I have one or two of my own but wondering what other desires could be catered for.

List your problems here if you feel the need.

finsup
WA, 145 posts
30 Nov 2021 7:05PM
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Yep great.
I need a 10'6 x 30ish long board about 140-150 litres that'll be stable but loose and fast and catch everything from soft knee high beachies to stormy overhead rollers.
Just PM when ready.
Cheers!
Legend.

Surfnbjj
NSW, 44 posts
30 Nov 2021 10:11PM
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Not sure where I saw it mentioned, but someone was saying how hard it is to find fcs plug kits to mount a go pro on the front of a Jimmy Lewis board. If you could make some of those up a few people might be interested.

1fox
177 posts
1 Dec 2021 6:15AM
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I'm a fan of the liftsup of the sunova's.
on contrary, my ex jl super tech had such a big handle, it used to bother me.
some withdraw able device to minimise this nuisance would be nice.

1fox
177 posts
1 Dec 2021 6:15AM
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I'm a fan of the liftsup of the sunova's.
on contrary, my ex jl super tech had such a big handle, it used to bother me.
some withdraw able device to minimise this nuisance would be nice.

Shabadoo
NSW, 35 posts
1 Dec 2021 12:10PM
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An adapter to fit FCS fins into a Futures box???

Mark _australia
WA, 20876 posts
1 Dec 2021 9:42AM
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^^^ done

www.wasabisurf.com/

slsurf
97 posts
1 Dec 2021 11:09AM
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futures to us/longboard box adapter

Kisutch
182 posts
1 Dec 2021 11:22AM
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slsurf said..
futures to us/longboard box adapter


YES

les71
61 posts
1 Dec 2021 2:06PM
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finsup said..
Yep great.
I need a 10'6 x 30ish long board about 140-150 litres that'll be stable but loose and fast and catch everything from soft knee high beachies to stormy overhead rollers.
Just PM when ready.
Cheers!
Legend.



Hahahahah. That's made my day. I'm looking for a rashie that camflougaes me, so I don't look like a kook.

colas
4461 posts
1 Dec 2021 2:40PM
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I think there is an opportunity to design a tail handle for SUP that would be both safe (no risk of crushing fingers) and not add drag.

toolate
78 posts
1 Dec 2021 3:22PM
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how about designing a " plug" for the carry handle box? I always thought that having a way to plug it while out and then unplug it would be nice.

toolate
78 posts
1 Dec 2021 3:23PM
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1fox said..
I'm a fan of the liftsup of the sunova's.
on contrary, my ex jl super tech had such a big handle, it used to bother me.
some withdraw able device to minimise this nuisance would be nice.


ok now i see i am not alone.!

finsup
WA, 145 posts
1 Dec 2021 6:22PM
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If the tiny details in fin design make a difference, like the wings on quobbas, then surely does an empty fin box.

How about fin box blanks?

les71
61 posts
1 Dec 2021 6:44PM
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finsup said..
If the tiny details in fin design make a difference, like the wings on quobbas, then surely does an empty fin box.

How about fin box blanks?


This was my idea I was keeping to myself lol.

colas
4461 posts
1 Dec 2021 9:06PM
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finsup said..
If the tiny details in fin design make a difference, like the wings on quobbas, then surely does an empty fin box.

How about fin box blanks?


Actually, it does not make a lot of difference.

I always filled my boxes for decades (windsurfing then SUPing), it is easy, just cut strips of foam a bit larger than the boxes, they stay put by locking in the inside rail (US Box) or with the screws (FCS). But it was because I am a bit anal on all things fin related.You also can buy boxstix plugs: www.woodstockshop.com/fr/204_finbox-solutions

... but I never could feel a significant difference on the water. I guess it is because the boxes are filled with still water that act as a filler.

Quobba on the other hand, you can feel the difference, because their shape induce a hull vortex with a large effect. Kind of a butterfly effect if you want.

les71
61 posts
2 Dec 2021 3:31AM
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colas said..

finsup said..
If the tiny details in fin design make a difference, like the wings on quobbas, then surely does an empty fin box.

How about fin box blanks?



Actually, it does not make a lot of difference.

I always filled my boxes for decades (windsurfing then SUPing), it is easy, just cut strips of foam a bit larger than the boxes, they stay put by locking in the inside rail (US Box) or with the screws (FCS). But it was because I am a bit anal on all things fin related.You also can buy boxstix plugs: www.woodstockshop.com/fr/204_finbox-solutions

... but I never could feel a significant difference on the water. I guess it is because the boxes are filled with still water that act as a filler.

Quobba on the other hand, you can feel the difference, because their shape induce a hull vortex with a large effect. Kind of a butterfly effect if you want.


Why aren't you making your own equipment Colas?

colas
4461 posts
2 Dec 2021 5:00AM
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les71 said..
Why aren't you making your own equipment Colas?


I do... for the things I know how to do, and when there is not a better commercial alternative. And I post my howtos on the forums.

For instance, I made a surfboard and a sailboard. Once. Since then, I have the utmost respect for board builders :-)

les71
61 posts
2 Dec 2021 12:52PM
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colas said..

les71 said..
Why aren't you making your own equipment Colas?



I do... for the things I know how to do, and when there is not a better commercial alternative. And I post my howtos on the forums.

For instance, I made a surfboard and a sailboard. Once. Since then, I have the utmost respect for board builders :-)


Haha



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