So, I cut my nose off.

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Nothing new.  Guys have been doing this for decades.  I was just bored and looking try this.  You may have seen the outstanding Asymm board that George Gall at PlusOne built for me.  It had no nose to speak of, giving it a bit more rail line. And as an added bonus, I love to reach up and use it as a lever help with minor duck dives.  It is like a handle, sort of.  So, I cut my nose off on an existing board for which the nose seemed superfluous.  It went from a 6-5 to a 6-2.  I saved the cut off piece and put it in the freezer in case I wanted to reattach it.

If you have a thought, let's hear it.

I made the cut at a bevel and rounded the nose a little for......what?  Looks?  If for looks, why not just leave the whole thing on there? 

Whatever.  Kinda of bored today.

Color is tempera paint on the foam.

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Wow.

Looks like you cleaned the rust off the saw by doing the cut!

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LOL.  yes I did.  luckily it came off the board.  You know, I knew that would happen and cleaned it with alcohol first, but stil left some residew. 

BTW, since it is OK to hijack your own thread, I guess, I was particularly interested to see the foam/glass interface.  I glassed it with 6 oz Xglass from GM.  I had sealed with just spackle and there was just about no resin soaking through.  And the skin was strong and unyeilding to the pinch.  The total stack was 6 oz Xglass and 4 oz E with a 2 oz cover on that.  Holding up well, but it has been lightly riden since getting the one you made for me.

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I love blunt nosed boards. Throw em in the back of the truck with no regard.

nice work.

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Love it.  Not that I care about trends, but this is one that I forsee growing in popularity, once the herd gets their head around the concept and the potential benefits.

Board makers should love it too, as you can essentially make a board with less materials all the way around if you plan it that way from the beginning.

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from the movie ,"salton sea".


maybe we should call you ,"poo bear" ?


herb

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I just cut about 5 inches off my al merick. straight cut. should i just fill the foam with res/hardner before i re-fiber glass it? or should i use q cell to fill in the foam before i reglass it? appreciate any information i've never cut a nose off prior. 

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Judging by where the graphics ended, it looks like it was meant to be cut off.  I'm thinking "CHEATER FIVES!"

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To spite your face?

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One of my favorite expressions.   I have a new one.  "Gee, your face looks kind of strange without a nose."

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Ha, just the other day Bauguess was retelling the story when he was shaping with Brewer on Kauai.  It was the heyday and Brewer shapes were gold...  The way he told it, Hakman, an Aussie and a S. African come into the shaping room to look at a new shape.  One of the guys spoke up and said, "Hey, I ordered a 7 foot board, this one is 8..." After an uncomfortable silence, Brewer's reply was to grab his saw and wildly chop the tail off the brand new shape, "How's that?!!" as they guys watched in abject horror. They were so blown away, not knowing what to do, they all just left quickly...  (the only thing worse would have been for the guy to say, "But, it's a square tail, I didn't want a square tail..." but not in those days...  ...they did the right thing by splitting.)

BTW, I'm declaring that this is not a hijack, since it does tie in with deliberate amputation of otherwise perfectly good shapes...  

(Not sure if you can hijack your own thread though Greg...  ...the Mods are onto you man...)

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