We’ve been busy preparing for a road trip to Parker for the 2012 WWSC, and skipped over the results of James Walker wakesurfing the laminated LSS wakesurf board. Now we aren’t touting the shape or design here, but instead the construction. You’ll remember that on the previous Wednesday, we wakesurfed the unlaminated core of the LSS wakesurf board. The results of that demonstration was the core, without any exterior lamination could easily be wakesurfed. Not only was it strong and stiff enough to be wakesurfed without external lamination, but it was waterproof. Now what we wanted to do was quickly laminate it, so that you could see there was no issue with “water retention” because it’s closed cell foam and there is no place for the water to enter. That first outting was rather limited because it’s super slippery without traction and we couldn’t apply any, as we planned to do this external lamination AFTER that first session. Wax would have been horrendous to remove, as would any residual stick’em from aftermarket traction.
So, here is a picture of James Walker wakesurfing the fully laminated LSS wakesurf board. Fully cured epoxy and fiberglass external lamination.
Here is the resin swirl applied on the bottom, yellow first, then an abundance of red!
…and the deckside lamination and resil swirl
Pre-maiden voyage, James Walker wakesurfing the fully laminated LSS wakesurf board. No unsighly bubbles from unlaminated areas that WOULD be present if there was water. It would pop up like a giant wart! It’s completely stuck down, nice and tight.
…and mid ollie 3
Here is a short unedited video of James Walker wakesurfing the fully laminated LSS wakesurf board
So this demonstration was provide the proof that the LSS wakesurf board, can be laminated after being ridden, because there isn’t any trapped water. The construction is actually adequate to be wakesurfed without any external lamination and also doesn’t take on any water. One more step into our LSS model!
We’ll close with one last picture, James Walker wakesurfing his Flyboy Wakesurf board.
Thanks so much for following along, we’ll be enroute to the WWSC when you read this and hopefully we’ll have some pictures and story from the 2012 WWSC!