Crazy! Love that shape. You got all those fins positioned perfectly too. Especially in regard to the channel. It's good to see that type of channel making a come back. I first saw it used during the 80's on Twins and Singles. Later found out that is was a boat hull design that found its way into surfboard design. I call it a "channel" , but I realize "V" is also an element. Or did you leave it flat at the stringer? Can't quite tell from the pic. Have seen them done both ways. Really nice shaping there, tied everything together in a pretty package. And with my favorite tail no less. That board will shred in any half way decent wave. Lowel
thank you for the nice words. the center part in between the channels are flat. only vee is on the corner tips of the tail and up a bit. just to help it roll over easier because of the wide tail. 15" if I remember correct.
Absolutely! That's some great shaping right there. Well thought out. You saw the board in the blank with your minds eye. Lowel
I collect bits and pieces of boards to reuse as raw materials. The tail in this photo is from a Firewire and the nose is off a 12' Laird soft top.
I have repaired broken boards in the past but wanted to try something different. So combining two very different boards into one has been on my to do list.
Overall the board came out ok. The rail transition from 50/50 on the nose to hard edge on the tail half is a bit wonky. Rocker worked out and the template almost matches between right and left sides.
Board ended up 6'5" X 22" will give it a try at some point this summer
Man that's like breeding a jackass to a goat and getting a Unicorn. Nice salvage. Not many guys would even try an interracial marriage like that, but you pulled it off.
I like your description. My Nephew calls it the Frankenboard.
I do these projects as I enjoy making something out of rubbish. Usually the snapped boards I repair are given to the kids and other surfers at my regular spot who can't afford a board. So far none of them have broke and I get to see them out in the water being used.
Man after my own heart, im all about the reclaimed stuff. wood, foam, leggie plugs and fin plugs.
@reclaim_surf formerly Skatement
(Adam) Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia
Yes the two of you think alike that's for sure. Lol! Lowel
Hey all. My second post on swaylocks. I've done about 30 builds, almost everything I know came from reading here in the archives so thanks for that! This is my most recent board, and probably my highest quality build so far. I have made a lot of smaller performancy boards, but not too many mid length or long boards so this was a learning process. This was my first time doing resin pinlines, so that was its own learning curve. I've also attached photos of the fin I did for it. The fin and leash loop are built from a panel I made 61 6oz plys thick. The fin is super round learning edge, wide point forward, and is about 17.5mm thick at the base of the foil. Thanks for everything swaylocks :)
awesome job salladh!