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Board looks great Johnny! Thanks for the reference... It helps a lot.
Thanks guys, I forgot to mention that I have a local distributor of Marko and Millenium blanks that I can pick from the shop to save shipping. The US Blanks 6-10A is similar to the Millenium 611A so that would work fine. I was also looking at the Millenium 63S and 65F blanks as well as the Marko 6-6M. I think the 63S would cut it close for the MS but would definitely work for the fish.
Yes 6'11A will do that.
This is a design I'd actually favor EPS for, so I'd still try to get one from WNC in San Diego. You can call your rocker and thickness out and they come with a 24" width so that's good. For the shorter lengths I'd use the 5-11J in their catalog and just order it thicker if you want 3". For 5-6 and longer lengths I'd use the 6-5 blank and run the template a few inches forward.
That's not really an option for our East Coast friends, though, so I guess I'd stick with a Marko blank.
Ok gdaddy, so you bring up another issue that I've been wondering about for sometime now and afraid we may go down another rabbit hole. Is there a signifcant quality difference between EPS manufacturers? I see that WNC Surf has an east coast distributor through Greenlight Boardroom and can get them shipped easily enough from them. Besides the fact that the blanks are 24" wide and hold no restrictions for me there, Is it worth going that route vs. getting an EPS blank from Marko or Millenium locally?
I've used EPS from several sources and prefer the WNC stuff, but that's a personal call. They're also local to where I live so I pick them up directly, and I can call out whatever rocker/foil I want - which you can't necessarily do with a molded blank.
But as far as the EPS itself goes I don't think you can go wrong with any of the blank makers these days. It's not like back in 2005 where the quality of the foam seemed to vary quite a bit.
Or, you can just stick with the other recommendations for the PU blanks. Those will work just fine, too. These days I use PU blanks for most of my shapes.
Thanks a bunch. Really appreciate you all sharing your time and experience!
Curious about how you template that 6'11 and how the whole thing goes. Keep us in formed?
Will do! Going to pick up a few blanks in a couple weeks and will post updates on them.