Hmmm, nice outline...where did I steal it from?
I have the blank finished up and masked for its top lam, going double 4 oz with a tail patch and I am going to use 6 colors I think...yeah.
The bottom will be single 6 oz and single 4 oz, its stringerless so...
I saw a color combo on sways that I liked so I am going to try to duplicate it.
I thought of going with long tiger stripes but too messy looking for my eyes.
I left it a stand up rider but took the thickness down to 2 11/16ths.
I looked at Sources a bit and noticed he does go to 6'6" with them.
This one is 6'0" right now, volume should float a surfer to 190 lbs. without too much sacrifice in float and paddling.Up there is the bottom at mid point. The hull is still flowing but the thinned rails have pretty much taken over. Thinning the eggy rails helps to put the board on rail.
I will glass her this morning and maybe get her in the water by Saturday.
I haven't surfed since I got back, hell, I haven't even looked.
Its hard to come off a great trip like that one and then go stare at 3' windslop.
But I have to say, all of those groveling sessions in junk, paddling out when no one else would even bother pays off. I had at least 6 hours in the water every day on the trip and never felt it except the next morning-while suiting up.
Something to be said for keeping those skills sharp and those shoulders in the mix.
Not much else going on. Aside from the Source Scrambler copy, I am building a custom for Randy, a 7'10 Speed Machine, similar to the Turtle but without the Turtles.
Its the one and only tri-fin I will ever build.
Widowmakers don't count.
I mention that fin set up as it would apply to the stubbie I am building.
Hmmm...oh boy, here comes the drama!
I haven't made the fins yet so....
Thats the life of a hack shaper.
I am good enough to repro anything I see, not good enough to define what would work best with any (ok, some) confidence.
Like my first Simmons inspired, the back and forth is good and will yield good results.
Or I will get wet.
This board will be up for sale in a week or so, if its something you might want, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are quick enough, you will get the color (s) of your choice as well as fin set up! Board is 250.00 with fins and leash plug.
May or may not come with dings.
ps...for a group of osp "surfers" that profess to hate me, you guys sure come here a lot. I have 36 people reading this shit, coming out of Portland, some with over 300 visits.
Of course, if I lived 80 miles from the water, sitting in a little box at Nike all day, I would want a distraction too.
Sonno Vostro Sciavo.