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YippieYo



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:04 pm    Post subject: This is dumb Reply with quote

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1702534746/3d-printed-windsurf-kite-surf-and-paddle-smartboar?ref=live

Almost everything about this is wrong...
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stevenbard



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a very convincing video, however, if we could get the slave labor component out of the cobra factory and manufacture boards in the U.S. I'd be all for it.
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whitevan01



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, at least their manufacturing process is good. Design is another story.
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slinky



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3D printing is going to have a huge impact in how almost everything is made. I don't understand why anyone thinks this is wrong.

I can't hear, so the video was useless.

I outsource some of my company's business for 3D printed products, and the quality, price and consistancy is fantastic.
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techno900



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slinky said:
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3D printing is going to have a huge impact in how almost everything is made. I don't understand why anyone thinks this is wrong.


3D printing is not wrong, but windsurfers, etc.? Financial disaster is ahead. Why not develop a product that millions and millions will want to buy?

Hollow boards have been tried before and I doubt that 3D printing will solve the problems encountered before. Looks expensive to me. I will let the optimists invest in this company and watch what happens.
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cgoudie1



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm wondering why you can't just print the thing with the voids already in
it. Perhaps the structural components you see in the video are of a
different material, than the skin, and the skin is not structural?

Frankly, I would love to be able to pump out a shape , and sail it the
next day, but to me this looks like a prototyping tool, rather than a
production tool. The other issue is that the premise is tailor made
equipment to you, your conditions and your style. That works great
for me, but most windsurfers I know, don't have a clue about what will
work for them, so tailor made, isn't an option unless, the shaper
really really understands you. Lastly, I can get a custom glass board
made for me for less than $1000, and a custom epoxy board for $1500,
or something in between for $1250. So the product offering would have
to be at least equivalent. I think if those guys could pump out a custom
board with custom graphics for say $750 they'd have something.

I'd buy stock in a 3D printer company. A 3D printer created board sports
company, probably not.

-Craig

techno900 wrote:
Slinky said:
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3D printing is going to have a huge impact in how almost everything is made. I don't understand why anyone thinks this is wrong.


3D printing is not wrong, but windsurfers, etc.? Financial disaster is ahead. Why not develop a product that millions and millions will want to buy?

Hollow boards have been tried before and I doubt that 3D printing will solve the problems encountered before. Looks expensive to me. I will let the optimists invest in this company and watch what happens.
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keycocker



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where can you get a custom epoxy board for $1500?
What is in between an epoxy and glass board?
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noshuzbluz



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

keycocker wrote:
Where can you get a custom epoxy board for $1500?
What is in between an epoxy and glass board?


http://www.openocean.com/

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slinky



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thinking about building an SUP this way. Not cheap though........

www.woodsurfboardsupply.com
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sergem



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://makezine.com/2009/06/11/cardboard-surfboards/
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