Sunday, September 26, 2010
This is more about what drives me to build what I do. I would have to credit lots of people. For the first few years it was Rich, Paul and Roy. They were the big three in HWS for me and anyone that does not realize that ain't with it. Yeah, I'm a name dropper too.
For the last few years my attention has been on Cooper, Austin, Zeph, and Jim Phillips. These guys are the best IMO. The reason is because their designs work for me. It's that simple.
All of the people I've mentioned have more than paid their dues and are excellent in their craft. Why wouldn't you try to copy them. I still have a lot to learn. Just ask my kids, they are all way smarter than me.
Please don't be a hater.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Rails make me happy. The tapered rails I've been surfing and building are the best. I'm reminded of this every time I get out in the water. It's a lot easier to manage my board when it doesn't have those fat boaty rails. You wouldn't think it'd make much of a difference but, it does.
Tapered rails work for me for two reasons. I think it's easier to catch waves because of the board's foil shape. The only way to get that shape is with tampered rails. What I like best though is having better rail control when dropping in or turning. With a fat not so tapered rail, it's a lot harder to feel that rail. The shape of the bottom also makes a huge difference. I like some belly in the middle, nose concave and vee in the tail. Those features work better for me than a board with a flat bottom.
Ok, that's how it works for me. I love my evo and the nose rider is going to be even better. All you guys that have to run to the nose to stay in the wave know what I'm talking about.