Hoping to get some experienced input on my final shaping venture for a little while
I've really got into it the last 6 months and shaped some great fun boards. But my situation is about to change and all being well I'm purchasing a house which is a half hour walk to my regular break.
Now late last year I shaped a 9'8 pig with a slightly blunt nose, a proper glass job with twin stringer, HD foam insert, resin tail block and a gurt big D fin. It was one of the most interesting boards I've ridden and worked perfectly in smaller beach breaks, think kneee to waist, pivot and step with the odd cutback. Above that it had incredible hold and drive, and gave so much confidence to get tip time, but the weight really put me off when it was bigger or busy. I ended up selling it after 10ish surfs and regretted it.
Now I'm looking to shape something similar but lighter and aimed at a little more tip time as I will shape anorher pig at a later date more true to form.
As per pic below it was 9'8 x 23.25 x 3.125. 17inch nose and I think it was a 16.25 tail. Wide point back, wide tail block and belly to v bottom, 50:50 rails but more eggy than tennis ball shape.
I like the look of the cj nelson guerro, bexon does a few interesting looking wide point back shapes and I guess this has me looking more towards the modern logging, a little performance aspect mixed with tradition.
I'm also really into the thunderbolt eps builds, I hear lots of great feedback from local surfers and again it brings the modern tech to a more traditional style.
So, I'm thinking of a 9'8y which is only 3" thick to begin with, reversing the rocker and taking it down to 9'6. Belly with a blended concave in the first third to a little more V out the back. Slightly pinched rails and a flattish deck foil with a little kick out the tail. 1/4 bass wood stringer, 6,6x6 s glass with a 7. 5oz deck patch and 2inch cutlaps. Fin box and tail block to finish and a good thick gloss coat.
I'd use my pig template but pull the nose out a little and take the length off the tail, pull the. Lock in a little to put a bit more curve on the tail and wide point back a little further.
Do you think this will give it enough weight to be a nice nose rider in the smaller beaches I'm accustomed too? Was thinking of running a pivot fin.
As I say I really need something I can carry half hour each way with the family in tow, but equally I want to stand out on the tip till the cows come home.