On shorter boards and fishes I read somewhere that you don't need to shape as much rocker into the board. Is this true? And when first starting out shaping, what is the best way to shape rocker into a board?
>>> On shorter boards and fishes I read somewhere that you don't need to shape > as much rocker into the board. Is this true? Yes. You want a lower rocker on shorter fish type boards to give them more speed in mushier smaller waves (flatter rocker = more trim speed) And when first starting out > shaping, what is the best way to shape rocker into a board? I'm not totally sure on this one, but I believe that blanks today come with rocker pretty much predetermined. You "shape the rocker" by choosing the correct blank. Others may have more info for you on this. I do know that some shapers will take a longer blank and shape it shorter to get a more custom type rocker. Good luck. Let us know how you make out. Swaylock
Yes, you can shape extra rocker into a board (but not that much, especially with close tolerance blanks). Usually if I have a specific type of board I wish to make and the pre-blown blank will allow it, I will move my templates forward or backward on the blank to gian the desired results.