ACE has shaped his share of channels and I remember him commenting some years back on the point that once you start envisioning what multiple fin setups do in conjunction with the bottom contour there's no point in the redundancy of channels.
I "revisited" some old ideas with a new outlook. On some of my newer single fin boards I use the channels to "replace" the fins....
I might add that there is nostalga for everything these days. Doesn't matter whether or not it worked. This is why I have said with regard to my own shaping and designs; "Been there and done that". Lowel
...I want to clarify that the original question was about the "new" "angular" channels not exactly about channels in general and/or "subtle" changes.
Well designed channels work great = FUN to ride .
Fins need to be resized to get the best effect .
Very few have investigated these designs fully .
I have always toed them in , same as the fins as part of that design . Is this the angular you are asking about ?
An other component to play with. Give some fun to shape. Give some stress to glass. Need some time to sand. Stiffen the bottom. Do some on my twin, my best board ever.
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There were some great outlines in those days. Especially early 80'S. The one you pictured above though Stoner wasn't one of 'em. Mike Perry was definitely leading the way with rounded pin bumps and double bumps. Most in the 20" wide range. Lots of channnels on single fins and twins. Not saying they don't affect the way a board rides. I am saying that they are irrelevant when compared to any single or single to double concave thruster.
Concave bottoms won't create the constant acceleration created by channels with resized fins .
Hi Greg, people here are not the same as before. Bunch of beginners looking for others to agree with their opinion be it totally off the mark, or a couple of Alphas that think they know it all and piss on everything. I guess that is what the Surfer BB is like. It's sad.
Your vast knowledge on board designs and fins will fall on deaf ears. It's too high tech and HP. I'm proud to know you and have first hand experience with your designs.
By the way, Bernie said you were thinking about leaving the islands, are you still here?