First pic is the main nose skid arrangement. This is sprung by roundels of car radiator hose as seen. The skid is a strip of flexible wood screwed down at the front and held in place at the rear by a brass strip, which is a flattened curtain fitting. The skid can move under the brass on compression e.g. a hard landing. Check it out in the Gallery
Second picture is the front canopy frame, constructed with a balsa ply sandwich and reinforced with a little carbon tow as seen…all feels pretty rigid without looking too chunky.