Thursday, December 26, 2013

Steve from Byron

Steve from Byron had a board that he had surfed for many years and liked the feel of it but wanted a wooden version. So he got the shaper to hand shape a blank in EPS for him minus the rails.
He had already added Paulownia blocks for the fin boxes and the first rail band. So we spread the glue and I bagged it for him.
 A few blocks of wood to hold the rocker and away we went.
2 hours later and it came out just fine.
All ready for Steve to add the rail bands and shape them. Fin boxes and oil it up.
Looking forward to the finished board Steve.

The African Alley Slider

Jaco from South Africa can across my blog and liked the look of my Alley Slider design and having shaped a few boards decided he would like to do one for himself. I sent him files and screen grabs to check out the design. But he wanted to hand shape it. Here are his words.
"I did finish the Alley Slider and am pretty stoked with it ! As you can see I did a bit of 2 WWar theme ! People love the board but the design is not everyone's cup of tea !"

" Ok some stats on the board : 10 ft x 23,5 x 3 1/4 - I did try to stick to your file as close as possible. It was a huge help ! The board took me 10 1/2 hours to shape. That is spread over 2 weeks . Was a big challenge for me but also very rewarding ! I did have input from my shaper friend on all the different steps etc."
"As you can see the leash plug idea of yours came out great. The board was glassed 3x 6 ounce top and 2x 6 ounce bottom. Wanted to have a heavy glass job , old school ! Got a Rainbow Nomad fin , friend of mine bought it in USA but it does not work for him , I love it ! "
"Needles to say I am pretty stoked and love this board. For a first time I am happy. Your advice to take it step by step was key and walking away to come back with fresh eyes also helped."
"Thanks Grant for your support and valuable input."

Kind Regards
I would like to say , he has done a great job and I am sure he will enjoy the fun and forgiving nature of this board design.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you all that have supported me through the year.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Tonys new board for Bali

 Tony had a board that he had surfed for many seasons and wanted another pretty similar. So after some discussion I decided to flattened out the rocker a little in the nose and leave the rear as it was.
It is 9ft 2" x 22 1/4"  x 3"  for 71.5 Litres. It was glassed at DMS by master glasser and artist Frenchman, Paul Lefevre from Lucky Bastards who is on the coast doing a large run of amazing Lost surfboards.