Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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Speed Dialer for Bryan

This is my version of the legendary "speed dialer" that Rich Pavel designed some years back to so much acclaim. It features my rocket fish nose up front blending into a pulled in Fish tail. The double bumps are blended and positioned in relation to the fins and tail points, not coz they look cool! They are there to add release in turns and narrow the fish tail and help rail to rail transition. Deck has concave and dropped rails. Bottom is rounded V into single within double to deep spiral out the back. Quad setup with custom double foil canard rear fins. SPEED>>>>>>

Fin Goodness on the Empire Board.

So this is a little bit of fun for the Empire of the Dave board. 10.5 inches of wood. HeHe I could say sooo much .... but I won't.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Empire Board Update.

These are some shots in progress of the Empire Board. Cosmic Galaxy 4 colour resin swirl on the bottom and then a fabric inlay kneel patch on the deck in vintage 70's print. Looking sweet so far.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Flying wing fin and latest SlimSlowSlider

So I have been looking at fish fins and wings and George Greenenough fins etc and decided to do a high aspect laminar flow fin for my nose rider. All I can say is why did'nt i do this earlier! You can actually feel the board paddle faster. And the Nose riding stability is just amazing. The green finish is a super matt military paint that normally goes on guns . I figured that the matt surface would hold water molecules better and increase laminar flow.


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