Nice glue up.
Your tool line up looks real deal.
The paint job is squeegee'd on paint. I should've shown a close up of the green which is a bit different. I did random swipes with full strength paint then a secondary 'wash' of diluted green which created patterns on top one another.
In the meantime here's a conversation from a guy that picked up a used V8 and some feedback after riding it:
Here's some more eye candy. Includes a new V8 pre-pinlines and gloss.... and a stock MiniMAX wich seems to remain popular with those wanting a short high volume stubby with five fin boxes. The MiniMAX's go good as tri or quad and even quad with a mini keel in the center box..... which tends to smooth the quad rail to rail transitions.
Once the V8 gets polish the colors will really pop.
If you wanna fly, get some wings!
Wings are a keen way to provide specific pivot points in a board's outline versus opting for a curvier planshape. It also serves to reduce overall tail area that might (otherwise) be inherently wider in "non-interupted" outlines.
For those of you who followed the V Machine thread, you might recall I made a 5'10" EPS Epoxy 3-4-5 fin option V-Machine for ex pat Professor Kevin Fisher. Some years ago Kevin found gainful employment (not an easy feat in NZ) at Octago University and settled in for great waves and the NZ lifestyle.
Here he is enjoying summer weather and less rubber for looser surfing. Looks like he's having a lot of fun. Oddly enuff, his loose style looks VERY MUCH like my screwfoot moves back in my 20's & 30's albeit at Sands Beach or small Jalama..... now only a faded memory for me at 63 big ones.
Just askin'........ where did all my points vaporize to? Sh-t Huck created a Fountain of Youth thread to woo me back, and I've responded generously..... but them there point thingies..... I mean... really?
I think "Joey Spread Eagle" that joined three months ago has more points than me... Oy!
Maybe I should make like Jack Bauer and 'go dark' again!
Romaine had a 6'2" sent to Bordeaux Airport (France)...... wrote it up: AS IS CONDITION - NO GUARANTEE $250.
I think Duty went for it and we saved him a tidy sum to spend on gas to his favorite break. Here's his initial report:
I took the board at the airport last week and I have already tried it 2 times in small waves.
Bruce Moncrief has been buying my boards and taking them down to Ecuador. He's got some stoked folks learning down there and with my guidance they are using one of my boards to build some balsa versions.
Stoke is where you find it! ;)
Timo is a Berliner who ordered a Primer Gray "Plain Jane" recently. He was flying to California today and had me ship his board to the Desiree Klein Store in Los Angeles. He had specific instructions that it had to be delivered on the 20th between store hours of 12 to 5 P.M.......
I got her packed up then slipped her into a new 6'6" Balin Fish Bag that he wanted for traveling home to Germany. Last night I missed the last Fed Ex pick up in Lompoc by 5 minutes..... ended up having to drive down to Hope Avenue in Santa Barbara to make the last pick up time of 6 P.M......... checking some pretty lined up swell below Gaviota and all along what some of us regard as 'the best kept secret coast'.
Got the box on the truck as the guy was loading up when I arrived....... just got Fed Ex verification that the package has been delivered........ ah success!
Finished Rasta board with buddies, Squeegee wash tail, color revolution = private label sample - roll out Summer 2015.
Cool stuff Bruce!
I would rather be someone's shot of whiskey, than everyone's cup of tea.