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!!
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9'10" 2 lb. EPS, 2 oz. Innegra, Okume veneer, 4 oz. S glass.
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Long time i don't build a classic performance shortboard.