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School me on Skim Boards
« on: May 02, 2017, 08:52:28 AM »
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  • My wife wants one for mothers day. We messed around on a cheap wooden one last summer in the tide pools and she loves it. She wants one so she can skim the inside with our son while I'm at work or out surfing. She only surfs in knee high or less so skimming is something she can do and not be intimidated by larger waves.
    What should i be looking for? After a little research i know wood sux (maybe, maybe not) and should probably be looking at epoxy resin for durability but the price seams to skyrocket. I don't imagine her smacking the lip ever but most likely skimming across the tide pools and the sand bars at low tide so maybe wood is fine....but what really got her excited was seeing some guys catch low tide runners off the jety at demo. I could see he being able to do that with a little practice so maybe something a little higher performance.... that maybe our son can use in a few years
    Help me out fellas!
    Thanks!

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    Re: School me on Skim Boards
    « Reply #1 on: May 02, 2017, 10:45:30 AM »
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  • Whatever Brad Domke rides. Nothing more, nothing less.



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    Re: School me on Skim Boards
    « Reply #2 on: May 02, 2017, 11:06:24 AM »
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  • Whatever Brad Domke rides. Nothing more, nothing less.


    Haha right! I mean it really is just a egg shaped piece of wood it should be simple.

    Guess i should add she is 5' 105lbs so having a board that is too big may be a hindrance i imagine.

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    Re: School me on Skim Boards
    « Reply #3 on: May 02, 2017, 11:50:48 AM »
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  • https://www.eastcoastskimboards.com/Victoria-Skimboards_c_12.html


    Me and my brothers have shared a Victoria for years now, all of us in our late 20's early 30's thing has held up. We have an xl but for your wife/ future grom the small /medium models might rip well.

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    Re: School me on Skim Boards
    « Reply #4 on: May 02, 2017, 02:35:22 PM »
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  • I used to make my own.covered it with urethane and put some sand on the top. never had an issue. worked great.
    No matter how hard you train, it all comes down to confidence.

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    Re: School me on Skim Boards
    « Reply #5 on: May 02, 2017, 07:00:50 PM »
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  • I used to make my own.covered it with urethane and put some sand on the top. never had an issue. worked great.
    Plywood i assume? How did you add rocker?

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    Re: School me on Skim Boards
    « Reply #6 on: May 04, 2017, 03:03:54 PM »
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  • yea, I used 1/4"  plywood and beveled the edges. then used polyurethane to coat it. then while the top is still damp ill spread some sand on it for traction.
    No matter how hard you train, it all comes down to confidence.