>>> YES I RODE SINGLE FIN FISHES FROM '74-'77(NEVER OVER 6'1) THE BEST ONE > BACKYARD SHAPED BY EX-EAST COAST CHAMP MIKE OPPENHEIMER IN SUNSET CLIFFS > IN '75(BUDDIES WITH GREG LOEHR AND RICK RASSMUSSEN). THOSE GUYS > RIPPED.VERY LOOSE AND YOU COULD BOTTOM TURN INSTEAD OF THE TOP TURN AND > PUMP SO PREVELANT ON THE PARALLEL TWIN FIN. THE BREWER DOLPHIN > FIN(THICK,WIDE BASE,PLASTIC) WAS POPULAR ON THAT SHAPE BECAUSE OF LARRY > BERTLEMAN'S RIPPING IN OUR AREA AT CONTESTS. Hey hungry man, this is the first I've heard of a single fin fish. What made it different than the twins, changes in outline or bottom contour? Or could you just take the same shape (say, similiar to what Lis was doing) and put a single on it? Thanks for the help, ryan
>>> THE BEST ONE BACKYARD SHAPED BY EX-EAST COAST CHAMP MIKE OPPENHEIMER IN SUNSET CLIFFS Surf Hungry holy moley. Oppenheimer. I'd completely forgotten by but my second board was a Mike Oppenheimer. White, 6'10", thick, thruster round pin that went like a bat out of hell. Ohh the memories. What's the story with MO these days?
I won a board and want something fun for small crappy surf so I ordered a fish. I am 6'0" tall, 143lbs (intermediate) which the shaper said tranlates to a 6'1 x19.5 x2.5 which seems longer and thinner than I had imagined. What sizes do you guys think are best?
TRY THIS:6'-6" X 21" X 16"N X 16"T X 3"thick, tip to tip=9". I'm sure you would be happy with this providing the shape is correct.
>>> TRY THIS:6'-6" X 21" X 16"N X 16"T X 3"thick, > tip to tip=9". I'm sure you would be happy with this providing the > shape is correct. Hey Herb, what blank would you use for a board of those demensions? When it comes to picking a blank for a shape that's going to be considerably shorter than the blank (say for thick, flat, wide older style short boards) I have no clue. Is there any way to pre-determine what the rocker may be? I would be very thankfull for any advice you could share. Thanks, Scott
I use several blanks,most ARE NOT close tolerance blanks. 7'-4" Phil Becker is a great blank it has alot of room to play with, and the rocker(for the most part) is correct.6-7A,7-5A,7-10R ARE SOME MORE OF MY FAVORITES,but require more work.It's not so much the blank......... as it is the SHAPER.
Yes, we called them summerfish's approx. 6' long and pinch in the swallow tail to about 8.5". 10.5" box in center. Check any mid/late seventies surfer ads expecially G+S they were very ripable up to 6-8 ft faces. Then rocket fishes filled in for 4-10FT faces (clyde beatty's baby).
>>> Surf Hungry>>> holy moley. Oppenheimer. I'd completely forgotten by but my second board > was a Mike Oppenheimer. White, 6'10", thick, thruster round pin that > went like a bat out of hell. Ohh the memories. What's the story with MO > these days? I heard he is on the north shore shaping Blue hawaii's and is a devout christian. That guy showed up in OB in the mid-seventies and just ripped the place-a very low key stoner type,extremely talented surfer/shaper/airbrusher who turned heads everywhere we surfed together, really like to bump into him again.........those days were so relaxed,no logos,no contest jerkoffs,he was a unique individual from a special time period in surfing who could switchstance barrelride into a roundhouse cutback re-entry with no leash in front of rocks on a psycodelic airbrushed backyard shaped board. Clyde Beatty was another (rocket)fish standout back in the day around there.