Tuesday, September 16, 2014
So this project has been wizzing around in my head for a very long time. Probably close to 10 years. I saved a load of very fine grain Douglas Fir floor boards from a dumpster in Johannesburg and have been carting them around ever since. Seemed like a good time to use them or loose them so in 6 and a half days flat this was born. No plans, no measuring tape, no templates. She is ready foe a skin of epoxy and to say that I can't wait to ride her would be understatement of the century. Thanks to Tom W and Tom S.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
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Thursday, February 27, 2014
Been given the chance to recreate one of the best boards I have ever owned. Customer came to me asking for a smaller, more maneuverable board to compliment his 7.6 single for some duty in Madagascar. I was thinking over some ideas and then it just hit me out of the blue. Scaled up from its original 6.0 to 6.6 and given a modern rocker, foil and bottom contour. Did away with the bumps on the tail as they seemed unnecessary for the wave type. The original board was a smoker. Shaped by Johnny Paarman in the late seventies under the Lighning Bolt- Pure Source label here in South Africa.
A trippy 70's style low rocker gun for Sunset reef and Kom. Purple tint bottom with a red cut in deck. First test rides are looking very good. The additive S-wings really come into play on the turns, but it all turns solid and gunny in a straight line. Heaps of paddle speed. Come on Winter!!
Sunday, December 8, 2013
11.2 x 23 x 3 1/2 Glider For Bryan. Custom cherry red tint. Deck, leash and fin patches with leash loop. Nose and tail blocks of obeche and african mahogany. Quad FCS Fusion plus Fusion under glass center box. Split panel matt/polish deck and full polish bottom. Bottom and rails tuned to local juice.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
9.7 x 23 x 3. 19 in the nose and 15 in the tail. Secret triple T band rocker with nose rider tail curve. 50/50 foiled rails. Deep blended nose concave with 3" "V" panels so you can steer from the nose. Obeche and redwood tailblock. Burnt Orange tint with LOTS of deck and tail patches. Taped off 800grit matt and gloss finish. Custom 9.5" evenflow fin.
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