Tuesday, December 12, 2006

SeoulSurfer's board

6'8"-22 1/2"-2 5/8" Bonzer with lokbox.

Oneula's board

Custom for Bernie.
6'4"- 22 1/4"-2 3/4"

Probox fin system for versatility.

Trio of fish

From left to right they measure (5'10"-21 1/2"-2 5/8") (6'1"-21 1/2"-2 3/4") (5'10"-21 3/4"-2 5/8')

Lokbox fin systems on each one, available with zippi template or standard keels in clear or wood inlay. Low rocker, old-school style, for blazing speed down the line and in weak waves, and particularly low rocker on leftmost fish.

A pair of eggs

Both measure 7'8"-22.5-2.75

I'm keeping the one with wax on it. Rode it today in wonderful conditions, at least for Corpus Christi. Sets were coming in at head high, wind was offshore at 10 kts, and this board was smooooth as butter. Only took two waves to get used to it, even though it was the biggest board I've ever ridden, with the most fin (8.5" TK flex). Very fun day.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Pimped out skateboard project- Caddiboard.

This was a recent project, just for fun, that I did between batches of surfboards. Wanted to try something new and different, something cool and pretty, but not as big as a surfboard... kind of a palate-cleanser, as it were.

So, I came up with the idea of making a foam-core skateboard (well, I didn't exactly invent the concept) using the same methods I do to make my surfboards. The biggest departures from my surfboard techniques were; 1. using a male mold to press the foam and wood layers onto the foam core and make the concave and nose/tail flips, 2. using plywood inserts where the trucks bolt through the deck, and 3. using an additional cosmetic layer of veneer over the top of the balsa. Other than that, it was pretty much business as usual.

With the blinging rims and pimping wood grain, I"m calling this one my Caddi-board.

Don't forget to click the pics for high-res versions!