Friday, April 20, 2018

A new rocket for Darren

 My Hydro V bottom




The first ride report has been very positive. Fast and easy to handle. If you are surfing the Alley and see something big and red heading your way , be prepared to be smoked. Darren is no shinking violet.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Hydro V Fish collaboration with Steve Hann



5' 10" x 22" with a concave deck, Paulownia deec and Flax laminated bottom and rails. Great glass job by Steve Hann of etc Surfboards on the Sunshine Coast. Flax cloth from Sanded Australia.
 Nice eco look and feel created with this combination


Friday, February 2, 2018

7' 6" Hydro V Twinny for Steve




 Single to double to V with rounded chine in the front turning to a flatter chine blending into the V. Controlling the flow. Fast and loose twinny.

US Blanks 8ft 8" from Burford Blanks cut from Shape 3D file by Firtzy at Elite Cutting.
Very little work needed except for the tail and Butt Crack.

New board for myself

After two plus years of getting my head and heart around not being able to paddle / swim or do much with my left shoulder in an unrepairable state, I have decided to try some fins and a bit of Greenough inspiration to enter the water in a new way. All those years of rugby and motor bike racing finally caught up with me. Well it was fun and I will see what is possible now.



5' 4" x 24" x 2 1/4" Marko Foam EPS cut by Fitzy / Elite Cutting here on the Gold Coast




 Concave deck to fit me in and suround myself with a little foam.
It came out a lot like the AKU 3D render after I did a fair bit of hand shaping of the bottom edge.

Looking forward to Mo glassing it and having some fun.
 Mo glassed it in white all over and then a white filler coat on the bottom. 
The top was a blue filler coat and sanded. This brings out the sand through look.



 I will try these nubster fins to start with.