Your kidding, yeah?
I never got no stinking instructions on my Vee's
or any of my kids as a matter of fact.
Didn't do 2 bad with either
Where the hell is this world going?
I would rather be someone's shot of whiskey, than everyone's cup of tea.
Say what....... did I miss something, or maybe I've gone thru a worm hole and don't realize I'm shaping & living in a parallel world.
Everybody in my "original world" told me "vee's are slow.... it's all about single to double concave, paper thin, super rockered boards".
Everyone "knows" that pro glass slippers are the only surfboards that can "guarantee high performance surfing".
My response to the " our designs are driven by professional surfers" aka C.I./Burton Corporation dogma was.....
I get that, but in my world "pro's don't pay my mortgage"?
DON'T FOLLOW MY EXAMPLE.
It is obvious that I don't know what the hell I am doing.
I guess all that matters these days are the logos.
Just follow the guys with the big ads.
On another note, this is a pic of a board that in all my misguided clueless design moments, people have been loving. This is a 6'6"x23-1/4"x2-3/4" for Nick Shamooilian. People say they are super fast & fun, but what the hell do I know?
In the meantime, I don't have the luxury of slowing down. This is today's group of the newest deranged manifestation of my twisted designer shaper mind. The good news is it includes a 7'4" for an Executive Chef who I am sure will give me a delicious meal at Gladstones in Malibu because that is where he performs his daily magic.
Jus Funnin ya Bruce!
"in the day"
went Vee, mini gun and back to the vee.
Ah, I like to manuever
rode a 6-6 Vee @ Overhead (in the day)
2nd reef good sized ( all I had)
I didn't have any lack of speed
Just had to nurse my bottom turns!
And still love em (V).
It makes my soul soar
Seeing someone continue and refine
Keep up the good work!
I have done many "private labels" over the years: Rocky Point, Northshore, Oregon, Viking, Owl, Z Line, Stoker, among others.
Here is a sample of one of five models I will be creating for Aviator Nation. They have stores in Venice, Malibu, Manhattan Beach and the newest store on Haight Ashbury in San Francisco. They want a 70's vibe and I will post some of these designs as they become available over the next few weeks.
A.N's branding is uniquely & abundantly colorful!
Some more eye candy. 6'8".
Saw a few of your boards out in L.A. waters lately, one big guy on a big Stoker V says he's got a 10-6 on order, for the small summer days.
Also saw a round tail 7-6 that was very light! Guy said next time I caught him he'd let me try it.
Actually it will be 10'2"...... he wants a ton of float for under shoulder high surf............. it's a V8 lean machine & I explained to him to scale it up with the correct curve it will be close to 27" wide! He doesn't want a SUP recessed handle slot so I guess he will be carrying it Endless Summer style.
It is NOT an SUP, but someone could sure ride it that way if they wanted to.
The width & thickness demanded me getting a SUP blank from U.S. Blanks (he doesn't want EPS).
It's going to be a lot of mowing.......
I'm tired already!
The V8's are gaining momentum with a stack of orders for them from all over....
Looks like no trouble with lam