I tried to put aside my understanding of how all the individual elements of surfboard design are generally considered to interact with each other, thought about it holistically, and just went with purity of form instead. I must say that I’m a little enamoured with the the curves that have resulted from this approach. I always loved the look of the Greenough “spoon” designs. Maybe the Spoonful would be a better name for this board than the Invisible Longboard.
“The Invisible Longboard” is a perfect marketing name. Look for it in your local surf shop soon.
I’m saddened by your choice of name because it’s so good.
”The” gives it the title of surpassing all others, heralds it as instantly superior.
“Invisible” gives it the air of uncertain allure. What could it actually be ?
and “Longboard” qualifies the first 2 words and encapsulates the reason, function and purpose of the items unique quality.
It is 3 words that state here is The Ultimate board on which old men can compete with the younger stronger crew without looking like an old coot trying to relive his youth on a Longboard. The only time reduced length is a benefit.
OK Surfoils, The Invisible Longboard it will remain.
Ride what you like...
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This thread makes me want to build one.
Decision time. 10” or 12” fin box.
I’m thinking maybe the 12” as I’m not sure what fin position would best suit my rubenesque creations proportions and it’s unknown ride characteristics.
If you got a 12” box I would say run it!
I don’t see any down side...
"We ain't on our way to Wembley,we ain't gonna win the league. No matter how much they let us down - Westham's still our team"...
And now for the most hated part of any board build I do - the sanding.
This is a skill I hope never to master.
Just a little bit of cleaning up to do but it’s all watertight.
It looks ungainly and nonsensical in side view but voluptuous from all other angles.
I’ve got a set of side fin plugs on hand if it proves to needs a few extra “control surfaces”, but I think I’ll surf it first to see if it needs them or not.
Looks brilliant Rohan, can’t wait for the ride report. Something tells me that it’s unique design means it will be great in certain conditions.
Why that particular fins shape ?