That is an all around bitchin looking board, nice job, love the pineapple fabric
What's up guys!
Michael- great to hear from you and your input is awesome. Yeah I based mine on the Takayama Scorpion and the FireWire Greedy Beaver.... along with a few other designs. I qued this one at 6'5" and 43Ltrs to give me the surface area and float I need. I totally agree about it being a go-to board! Can't wait to get it in the water. No ride report yet. I just got it finished. I had a run in with cancer and spent the last two months knocking it out ;) I just got my first couple of post surgery longboard sessions in! Stoked.
McD- brother I'm not sure how everyone else does it but I run my laps to a point where I want my edges to go hard and then cut them short to edge the tail. I don't ever have issues with my jig laying flat unless I have crazy concaves going on that I have to brace for. I sand the edges down first, then do the post lam fin route. Lots of ways to skin dat cat.
Jim- thanks so much. Means a lot coming from you. I saw the Pineapple fabric in one of our local Japanese fabric places and HAD to snag it. So stoked on how it came out... BUT my pinlines are garbage! Ha ha. I'm still learning my way through the fine details of finishing. I did white resin pins and they kicked my butt! I think this is board #58 or so. I'm a totally newbie but I love shaping.. I can't hardly help myself sometimes.
Some really nice shots of the finished board.
Clean looking finplug installation. I like the foil and the rail profile.
I bet the pineaplle express will go really good.
Sad to hear about the cancer. Wishing you all the best and a full and fast recovery.
What a beautiful finished project you have there. Killed it!
So sorry to hear about your health issues. I'm sure I speak for everyone here when I say that we wish you luck! Sounds like you got a handle on it and hopefully that stays the case.
Thanks for getting back to us. All the best to you!!
Haven't been on in quite some time. Work, recovery and trying to surf has taken my time. But, I finally got a few rides on the Pineapple Express! It goes really good and has the extra float in the chest that I needed.
So here is what I have found on this particular shape- You have to move yourself WAY forward paddling (obvious) with all of the forward width/vol in the nose. On a 6'5" that is new for me and took some getting used too for sure. With that being said nose rocker IMO becomes crucial since more of your weight is forward on that part of the curve while paddling into waves. I feel like I didn't quite get my nose rocker spot on and it seems at times to push a bit of water. Otherwise this has become a daily driver and is a VERY stable board that fits very nicely in my quiver!
Do you find yourself having to surf it farther forward or is the tail contours enough to turn off the tail?
<p>Standup paddleboarding is sweeping the lineup.</p>
It actually surfs very well off the tail. I can get right back on the pad and kick it around. It has a really big sweet spot for sure. Just have to get accustomed to being forward on it to paddle. Its only a 6'5" and Im 6'2" so it isn't a crazy stretch just different than what Im used too. Stoked on it for sure.