I can't function without music.
My tastes vary.
HPSB's require something fast. Could be Metal or Punk Rock.
Longboards could be Blues.
Retro boards classic rock.
Sometimes Rockabilly gets me going.
My past has a lot of old school Punk Rock.
Still influences me today.
I'm a 50 year old Punk Rock kid!
Surfboards made by hand. Not machine.
Did you hangout in HB in the 70's and were other local shapers into the growing punk movement there?
Could you share any memories from local HB shapers like Carl Hayward?
Did you ever see the HB punk band the Screws?
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as much as you please. - Mark Twain
I've been a SD guy my whole life.
Went to L.A. alot to see shows though.
Saw lots of bands there as a kid.
I remember seeing a lot of Carl's boards up there.
I vaguely remember the Screws.
So many good bands during that time period!
Is it true that shapers always get the best looking chicks?
All kidding aside. Thanks for doing this. Mike
I hope I am not too late to this?!?
I currently started thinking about building my first own board and have been reading this forum up and down for weeks to get an basic understanding of what I want/should do.
There is 2 areas that still have me confused that you can maybe shed some light on for me.
1. Should I stick with a flat bottom for my first board? It is for smal, mushy waves and a light rider with beginner/intermediate experience (the wife of course) and is going to 5'10" long and 22" wide. Or would any other contour make more "sense" (if making sense makes sense here)?
2. How do you foil a board properly? And I don't mean the technical side, but rather the conceptual side?
I hope these questions don't sound too much like nonsense...
Thanks in advance,
First boards fall into that "K.I.S.S. category.
If for a beginner, bottom contours make no difference.
Flat is OK.
Unless you plan on ripping on it.
Just don't do some huge concave at that width.
Never a good combo.
Vee in the tail if it is wider than 16".
Buy a blank close to what you want the finished board to look like.
Foiling is just a transition of thick to thinner.
Thickest @ center thinner at the rails and nose & tail.
Most newbs leave the tips rather thick.
Easier for glassing.
Just not pretty to look at.
Look at a picture of a rocker profile to see a foiled board.
I don't know if this thread has an expiration date or if it is okay to keep the questions coming?! If I handle this wrong please let me know... Since I am about to start on my first board as I mentioned I have a couple (hundreds) questions remaining.
1. The Board is 5'6" (yes I went even shorter) and 21.5" wide. It will be about 16" wide in the tail ( 1foot in?). Does it make sense to put a vee in for performance? As mentioned the main use will be for mushy beach or small point breaks in Sri Lanka.
2. The wide point of the board is forward by 2" I think and as I read here this has an effect on turning. What kind of fin set up would you recommend under these circumstances? I thought 5 fin so one could choose between thruster or quad. But does that even make sense?
I appreciate all the help I get here and hope I don't ask to silly a question...
greetings from cold Germany,
Mein Surfbrett Gebäude Freund, (I hope My German is correct).
I build a few Wide Point Forward style boards.
That is a fairly wide tail.
However I do utilize Vee in those models regardless of tail width.
I don't know how wide a nose you are going with but, Multi-fin would be safe.
Curvy outline would probably be fun as a Quad.
Good stuff Barry. I hope others will take the seat in the future. How bout Ambrose???