How do I strengthen a deck for kiting?
I am a strapless kiter, I have a kiteboarder version FireWire, but really fancy a non kiting version shape, the jackknife 5'8.
I know the FST construction is the best surfboard construction, just want some ideas/advice on strengthening for kiting. Not after any guarantees and know I will be responsible for breaking it whenever that happens.
I intend to stick a front foot pad on to help, but my questions are; 1 or2 layers of glass or should I use carbon? What type of glass and do I just do a patch where my front foot is or do I carry it all the way back and if so how much wil it effect the flex?
Any and all help/suggestions welcome.