Last time i was active in this fantastic forum i was still struggling with the build of my first board. And yes i was building my first board before i even really knew how to ride it. But i had help, a lot.
.... anyhow, it already feels like i have been riding it for too long.
Not really, but i would like to have a second and somewhat different board to get more variation.
So here is what i am currently riding (pics below).
I think it is 6'2"; 21; 2 3/4", ~35l
I am not too sure about the measurements any more and i lost the CAD file. It definitely has 35l though (if I managed to build it spot on).
It has a rather small entry and a very small tail rocker.
The bottom has one large concave transitioning into a flat tail.
I am still a rather mediocre surfer who cant do cutbacks or anything the like. But it feels like i will have a hard time learning any quick manoeuvres on this board.
The board above is really fun, easy to catch waves with and quite fast. It doesn't want to be ridden in snappy or small hollow waves though. It just isn't very agile. And that's not just me i had most of my friends; who actually know how to surf; ride it and they all see it pretty much the same way. Another thing I would like is somewhat more rocker and a narrower tip. As i said this board (and so do I) struggles with punchy sucky/hollow waves. If anyone knows it, I am thinking of Dunedins St. Kilda beach.
What i would like next is some standard shortboard, nothing fancy, nothing "performance". Just something with less volume that rides snappier and generally feels a lot different from the above.
As i said for variation.
So now my big question.
Is anyone willing to share some Shape3D template with me, that you would think hits the mark?
I know there is the Shape3D Warehouse and probably one of the boards there might be ideal for me but i do not know nearly enough about the theory behind boards to choose one of them. Since, there is almost never any text/ info about what the templates are good for.
So you could also just point me at one of the templates? Preferably one tat you already had success with?
Very fit ( i surf 3-7 times a week) but wearing a 5/4 or 4/3 Wetsuit (it is cold where i am).
I have in mind riding something that is 5'11"-6'0" and has ~31.5l.
I will build it using a Bennet PU blank and Silmar Polyester Resin.
Thank you so much, for any help.