Sunday, December 16, 2012

Might have this one.

Since my last post I've been surfing.  I tried out my new to me surfboard.  It worked well and I was reminded how much more I have to paddle on a shorter board.  The good thing was catching waves goes a lot better when there is more rocker in the board.  The board went exactly where it was pointed and it didn't have any weird tracking.

I was talking to some surf friends about their mini simmons.  Lots of guys are riding these things and I was asked to modify my Keiki board bones to make it a mini.  Basically, I'd be making the nose hips and tail wider.  It'd be any easy project and might be fun.  I think that's the direction I'm headed in now.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Starting a new board.

The board I have in mind will be a copy of these.  There are somethings that I like about each of these boards.  I'll take the best features of each one.  The quad is a 7' 3" S7 Super Fish.  The tri-fin is a 7' 4" Gotcha.  My next step is to copy the outlines and design a spar.  I want to take the Gotcha out in the water in the next few days.  It's got more rocker, it's thinner and not as wide as the Super Fish.  I think that'll work better for the conditions here.