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  • Rapidfire construction for kiting

    Seen some great photos of Warrick Meyer in SA riding hard on a Rapidfire with a deck pad. I'm not after any guarantees or anything, but how will it hold up to kiting do you think?

    Mike

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    Hey Mike,
    I am not a big Kiter, but the FST tech is far more durable from a kiting standpoint. Think of Rapidfire as a bit closer to a light weight glass job on a team board for a surfer. High deck durability, but rails and bottom are not the same as with either the kite or surf build of the FST tech... You can give a go and I am sure it will work well, but it just may not be what you were expecting from the durability standpoint...

    Cheers

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    • #3
      thanks Chris, any advice on stregthening a FST deck? i have posted a thread.

      mike

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      • #4
        with a finished board, its entirely about just adding more glass...

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        • #5
          Stick with FST for kiting. If your looking to add even more strength you can add a layer of glass (as Chris pointed out). I've been reinforcing the areas where your feet go with some 6oz and the carbon. Also put a small strip on the bottom from center of fins up to about the front foot. This configuration makes the standard surfboard build pretty bullet proof.

          -Brian

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          • #6
            just what I needed Brian, thank you very much. I will buy the 5'8 jacknife and get my local repair shop to do it for me.

            I will post some pictures and report back.

            mike

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            • #7
              Look forward to seeing the pics mike!

              -Brian

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