Malibu with a real performance foil, had a Christenson Flatliner next to the me, think it rubbed off on me while shaping this one.
7'6 x 21 1/2 x 2 7/8
First time using gloss coat, melted my pinlines straight off, sealed them with hot coat next time, worked a charm. Still confusing me what was going on there.
Finished up my second board a week or two ago. Pretty happy with the shape and color work. I still need to work on my laps (spend more time sanding the free laps), fin box installation, and sanding. I follow the FCS install guide to a tee but it seems the boxes end up too deep in the center leading to burn throughs to the foam. I actually used a tongue depressor prior to glassing and pressed all the foam around the boxes down to put them level with the edge of the box. This seemed to help a bit. Take a look and let me know what you think. The logo is from a sticker pack my friend sent me from Italy. There's an artist there who paints street signs (commissioned by the city of Florence). Seemed like a nice touch.
She was shaped after the Lost Minidriver and meant to be a fall/winter board for me to transition to after learning to ride a high volume groveler this summer. It has single concave into double with slight vee out the back. Rails were made to be a little on the aggressive side. Overall I think I nailed the bottom contours.
I took the board out twice - it's my first high-performance(ish) shortboard. I estimate it to be around 35-37 liters. My last board was 43 liters so there is a bit of a learning curve. I'm super impressed with how quick it paddles for it's volume. I was able to get up on the first five waves I paddled for but I'm still learning how to make her go. The second time I took her out was during head high hurricane swell in Jersey (this past Friday). Bummed I didn't catch anything but stoked to learn the leash plug works very well!!
Thanks for reading!
9'10" 2 lb. EPS, 2 oz. Innegra, Okume veneer, 4 oz. S glass.
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Very nice. Love the color. Nice pin line work.
All the best
Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. - Winston Churchill
Long time i don't build a classic performance shortboard.
Lemat, long distance friend of mine, how many times have I asked you to give some details about your builds? You are killing me. That board looks killer! You have some bi-ax cloth showing through on the deck. What have you done? Please?
I love the way the color highlights the weave. And BTW, are you going to ride this one?
All the best
Here i use a 9oz industrial biaxial stitch glass. It's cheap because it's a standard for small boat building. So i lamiante it on foam with less resin (tinted) possible then i cheater coat it with a white epoxy foam resin then i sand and laminate clear over. 2x4oz under, 1.9eps foam (i buy blocs), omega composite stringer on top and sealed with a flexible lightweight epoxy past. PE finish. Board weight 2.5kg.
It's my standard shortboard, that can be what i ride but i use only my 5'9 twinfins know. This one is the everyday board for a friend, good level.
6-8 x 20.5 egg, wide point back. Epoxy over PU with hemp deck and fin patches. Shown with a 7.5" fin I made out of G-10 (for the spine) and aircraft ply. This will be a 2+1, so I still have to build the sidebites, but when I do I'll be routing them into the blank. You can't see them under the tail patch but I installed HD PU inserts into the blank for the sidebites before I shaped the blank, and I used the hemp to cover them up. So the rout-in install completely skips the fillets at the base.
Love those little Nippon planes and 10'2"s