Plenty of people kitesurf on the water. Some people do it on land with large pneumatic tire'd skateboards. They can be had online for upwards of $200 or so.
I want to make a laminated deck. I decided to make a mold that could squeeze some layers of whatever together while the adhesive sets.
I scavenged some plywood from the N52 loading dock and cut them into rectangles of approximately the same size.
MITERS one day. A faster way to do this might have been to cut interlocking orthogonal pieces like these:
perhaps more easily done on a laser cutter.
I debated pocketing the axles to make them a bit lighter. I'd never done any Finite Element Analysis before, so I fed dimensions to Autodesk Inventor until it puked rainbow beams.
I decided to pocket another day.
Again, I find the best way of designing with stock of unknown dimensions is to sketch right on the part.
I found this scale on a loading dock. Perhaps that's why it thinks that pocketing this part made it 150g heavier.
The deck is a story of great sadness and turmoil. Not pictured here is attempt #1, a downright failure at composite layup and forethought. Epoxy fail, not enough hardener, waste of nice crufted carbon fiber weave. I should have practiced on something less nice first.
okay, second try.