Otta site Zac !!! Mahalo Nui
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zackoopman wrote: Some stuff i found oldphart"The board used was in fact a ‘thin rail’ Malibu, designed by Bob McTavish as a modification from an earlier Joey Cabell (USA) design". "The board was shaped from a foam blank by Nat Young himself while working at Gordon Woods Surfboards, Sydney, and included a ½" single stringer & unusually thin rails for the period"This design was shorter than the current Malibu boards in use at 9ft 4", with a minimal 22” width and featured a 2 ½ ” thick, 12” long George Greenough stage 2 fin set in a 6’ pod/base.A fundamental influence on this design was the shift of the board's main area (or volume) to further back on the board. This was essentially what had come out of the Velzy/Jacob Pig Board 'chance' designs of a decade earlier. It allowed for more 'drive' from the back of the board, and less focus on the trimming and noseriding control. This 'drive' was a fundamental change in surfing control.This particular board was affectionately named ‘Sam’ by Nat Young, and he secretly felt that it had 'magical' powers of it's own. It had a rounded flat nose and a square tail. The deck was flat and the bottom rounded to allow for 'roll' in turning. The ‘thin’ rails were shaped to a 50/50 sizing – allowing maximum ‘cutting’ edges. Although harder to paddle, the idea was that the board’s thinner rails would allow the board to cut into the wave when turning. Combined with the 'pig' style volume placement - this would allow sharper turning, or ‘carving’, without the drag of the more traditional thicker Malibu boards. - and also drive out of the turns (bottoms).also found these replicas being made by kookbox (joel tudor surfboards) http://kookboxx.com/boards/20/son-of-samZac (edited by moderator to add pic from the link)
Some stuff i found oldphart
(edited by moderator to add pic from the link)
Love that stuff Zac!!!
How's this, "Sam's" Daddy? Just reseaching something else and bam. Not much of a pig from the pic
the firewire sweet potato has double concave with v . works a treat
could that be called V . it looks like v to me . someone was calling it something else tho but whats in a name.
what matters is that someone handed me a board thats readily available and works
paulcannon wrote: the firewire sweet potato has double concave with v . works a treatcould that be called V . it looks like v to me . someone was calling it something else tho but whats in a name.what matters is that someone handed me a board thats readily available and works
haaa'' here on the island it is known as v dub aka rail transistor been happening for yonks
right where is my one. 5 10 please ;) cork deck
im sure huie that it has been happenig for yonks. i just happen to have had one handed to me the other day. would like to incorporate some of the bottom and rail elements into a more versatile planeshape
It all goes back to the music.
was the refrence to the facination
for the american genre of blues
yes there was a man Known as
Magic SAM. A bit obscure
but none the less influential.
Play this as track for '66 contemporary surfing
The man had the credentials.
this satisfied my thirst for why was the board called Magic Sam
at one time ... it was not uncommon to put photo renderings
of blues musicians on decks of boards.
38 trax.whata vibratto
say it out loud.
last name first
like they do durin' muster
then go awol an do the time.
blues for life an die before 39.
thanx to the man ,named sam.
ambrose M. curry III
Hey now Ambrose, thanks for that! Nostalgia unlimited. Magic Sam was the second billing behind the Grateful Dead at concert I went to after high school grad night... Funny as all get out, the intermission hypnotist act was a major fail because his subjects from the audience were all to lit-up to hypnotize.
so was that at the MO?
ambrose wrote: [IMG]http://www.classicposters.com/images/BG133-PO.jpg[/IMG]
Art work by none other than Rick Griffin, along with Alton Kelly. Easy to spot which parts are RG's hand.
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