Back at it. Here's a look at the outline. 9'2" x 17" x 23" x 16" roundpin. I want to keep the rails as full as possible with a flattish deck. That being said, should I keep the bottom slight roll to vee panels in tail? I don't want it to be a noserider. I want to stand up straight on turns ,project down the line and follow with a nice flowing cutback into the soup. That's about all I want to do on it. This will be for head high and over waves. Kind of a singlefin gun .Any advice ? 60/40 rails? I would like to keep it a singlefin but I'm all ears.
Slight roll to V thru the fin area. No panels. 60/40 Rail. Soft to hard in the tail. A little belly in the neck and chest area will catch waves easily.
That outline is saweeeet! Digging it. Post pics when done! Did you design the outline on a program or old schools with making templates by hand?
Stingray mentioned rocker earlier in this thread.
If you haven't foiled it out yet, a good look at your tail rocker is worth considering. If you have enough thickness, a bit of a boost never seems to hurt. Maybe start 12" or so in front of the fin and carry it back to the end.
If you want more punch, try to flatten the tail rocker from the 'apex' back. For a better 'fit' in the steeps, maintain some curve back there. By 'apex' I mean the area in which the bottom rocker appears to blend to the tail rocker... often a slightly tighter radius.
There is a good reason why some guys develop rocker curves and maintain files for future blank customization. Rocker dimensions taken only at the tips leave a lot of open territory to consider.
The outline does look nice! My current ride is similar...
I like more tail rocker for turning. A little flatter under the front with slight concave for paddling and gliding. Made a few boards with a constant curve rocker that I really like for turning, an 8-5 and a 8-0. The 8-0 needs a little more power, but also handles more. The 8-5 is a great all around board, but I'm enjoying short boards again. The rocker is like a slice from a very large circle, maybe 42' radius for the 8-0.
sometimes just the touch of tail rocker...
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