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konstas 17th April 2007 11:30 PM

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I want to make aguestion.The down area for my board was not slay and I make it slay. Is that problem for performance to my board,and and it is problem what I can to fixed it?

Roger 18th April 2007 12:53 AM

RE: for the ROGER
Hi Konstas,
Unfortunately I do not understand your word "slay".
Can you check with some of your WS friends who speak english and define "slay" for me.
I'm guessing you mean "flat=slay" or perhaps "smooth= slay".
I very much wish to answer your questions, but without a clear definition of "slay" I can't really understand what it is you did to your board to make it "slay", nor why you feel the way it came from the factory was not "slay".
Did you sand your board to make it smoother?
Did you add some material to make the concaves a little more "flat".
Did you re paint the bottom of the board to give full coverage of the paint, and then sand it?
Any of these "modifications" could easily change the performance of your board.
What board do you have?
If it's a wood construction, and the bottom seemed to be "rubbed through" the paint in some areas, that's really the way it was intended to be. That's the "speed bottom" finish that Starboard has used for a number of years on WOOD construcition boards.
As long as the wood remaines "sealed" there are no problems with the "cloudy" look of this finish.
It has been tested as faster many times.
Hope this helps,

konstas 19th April 2007 10:30 PM

RE: for the ROGER
i have the f 161 board
i make it smoother
i dont take off the color of my board
i want to ask you if i have lower quality with that i do to my board (from speed or planing or anything else ) is better know or not?
thank you very much

Roger 20th April 2007 09:32 AM

RE: for the ROGER
Hi Konstas,
If you changed the surface finish of your new F-161 you may not have hurt it's potential speed, early planing, or anything else, but on the other hand I think the craftsmen at Cobra take quite a bit of extra care to sand the F-161 to the finish that was on it when you received it.
Does the surface still "wet out".
It would be hard to make the surface "too smooth", but it is possible.
The only way to know for sure will be to go out on the water an see how your board preforms against other F-161's.
Hope this helps,

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