Yeah, I build for myself and I don't care what anyone else thinks. Bernie and I always criticize each other about the stuff we do, but I'm having fun and I've learned a lot from doing it myself.
Anyone can buy a really good board from a master craftsman, but when you make your own and it does better than you thought, it puts a big smile on your face, that's priceless.
Gotta say that more of the crazy things Bernie has done or bought has turned out positive, and way ahead of the mainstream. Problem is the innovators can't stop moving forward, so things that could be pursued further never get the attention they deserve, until someone else jumps on it.
A pause and tip of the hat to Dale Solomonson for this beauty which he apparantly rode at fairly secret, far North point breaks. Photos at the link...
I miss Dale Solomonson. I think there may have been some Lindsey Lord influence on that bellyboard design.... From "Naval Archtecture of Planing Hulls" (1963)
Figure 29, page 72 illustrates one of Lord's models (M2) that features nose scoop, concave bottom and twin keels (fins) ---
Thanks John. I hade that article passed on by the same personal guru I stumbled upon in my youth up here - one in the same, Dale S.. I have a bunch of hand similar hand drawn designs from Dale. I remember seeing him and a friend just fly on those tri-plane hulls... Haven't gotten my sample xps dug out yet...
"Haven't gotten my sample xps dug out yet..."
Isn't it about time? HAHA
Tom Morey arguably put smiles on more people's faces than anybody, yes, even Hefner!
Any idea how many Boogie boards (and various permutations thereof) have been ridden in the ocean? Millions? That's a whole lotta smiles!
Tom Morey is a unique individual whose creations affected my life.
Tom Morey bio:
Swaylocks Surfboard Design Forum: thoughts & theories ... practical & theoretical
RAIL PROFILE http://bgboard.blogspot.com/2014/03/march-82014-afterr-seeing-recent.html
Morey Ideas in action
"ain't no big ting brudda"
morey called from far away
the connection was scratchy
plagued with interference.
I asked about the surgery
he said it was a while back
and vision is returning.
praise and glory to the
resilience of the human organism
continue to send aloha forms his way...
often best sent while riding a wave
aka '' this one is for tom morey.''..
wwe talked til his phone didnt work any more
ambrose M. curry III