Shaping a basic surfboard...

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"Discovery is to be disowned." And science...
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Swaylocks Surfboard Design Forum: thoughts & theories ... practical & theoretical

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Green board in action yesterday afternoon. Days are getting shorter and colder and the 5mm wetsuits are on for the next four months.  photo 15493784_10205824576532399_5905589293953054566_o_zpsbw0xrafv.jpg
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great pic! Which 5 mm wetsuit are you using?
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He's in a Quiksilver. We've had great luck with their suits for the kids. With two boys it gets expensive and the Quiksilver Boys size suits are very inexpensive and well made. If you hit a web special they are a great deal. This is one hell of a suit for $186.00 I wish adult winter suits were so inexpensive.... http://www.quiksilver.com/syncro-5/4/3mm-chest-zip-hooded-full-wetsuit-8... For myself I prefer RipCurl as their XL size suits fit me absolutely perfectly every time.
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Burr...
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Brrr begins tomorrow actually. Our high here tomorrow is 28*F with gusts to 41 mph then 10* tomorrow night and a high of 27* on Friday. Did I mention an inch of snow possible before morning????? Water temp should drop like a rock over the next couple of days and stay in the 30s and low 40s until March.
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The green board in action again. Air 21* Wind Chill 7* Water 43* Snowing like crazy. One stoked grom.  photo 11_zpsnwunkspr.jpg
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Burrrr...
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Wrapping up another Basic Surfboard for a very stoked grom.  photo 17760192_10206528870659312_8001265940202183333_n_zps3qjiiaut.jpg  photo 17629677_10206528870459307_6371272087891320049_n_zpsj6vqebik.jpg This board will be the step up to his small wave board. He likes his boards to be Red White and Blue.  photo 17239679_10206392090519894_6185343555596469124_o_zpseqk8ru6s.jpg
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Hey Mako! Happy Fathers day... Love what you are doing.. I'm a Grampa now, I had the best time teaching my son... Now I begg him for waves! Aloha!
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Thanks and Happy Father's Day to you too!!!!!
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My youngest is becoming quite a surfer. 12 years old and in the water all day every day there are waves. What a life this kid's got.  one or more people, ocean, water, outdoor and nature  one or more people, ocean, water, outdoor and nature  one or more people, ocean, water, outdoor and nature  one or more people, ocean, water, outdoor and nature  1 person, ocean, water, sky, child, outdoor and nature
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Mako Bravo! Have to ask about the colored rashy's Contest ???
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Yes. We are doing the ESA contest scene this year and he is doing very well with it. Him and his little buddy are in the water every day tearing it up. They push each other and both are ripping. They are on a local shop's team and the shop is getting involved with these groms like shops used to back in the 80s. Good stuff.  one or more people, ocean, water, sky, outdoor and nature His little buddy is quite a ripper too.  outdoor, water and nature  one or more people, ocean, water, sky, outdoor and nature
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Kind of bummed that photobucket killed all the photos I had in this thread. Damn you photobucket!
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Never trust too much....(photo "bucket" My Pops (to keep me outta trouble) had me surf USSA/WSA boys in the 60's My son NSSA, hauled him all over. Best times!
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My youngest is getting to surf with some really good surfers and he is improving by leaps and bounds. Also helps that the city built a killer concrete skate park about 300 yards from our house. For my part I've invested in some good camera gear and have been shooting a lot. Below is a shot I got of local all around good guy Rob Kelly who surfs with these kids and is pushing them.  ocean, water, sky, outdoor and nature
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So very special! My day, I had Bunker Speckles and Davey Hilton to give me motivation. My Boy? Bobby Martinez. Good to keep them focused and pushing. The Skate Park doesn’t hurt (no pun intended). Build a half pipe with my son. So here is my Boy with his Boy carrying on a family tradition!
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Hey mattwho I still see Davey Hilton out pretty regular at my go to spot
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Sure as hell kicked my ass. That's when I had to "adjust" from point to beach breaks...
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I lost a girl friend to David Hilton. The here hats my claim to fame. Mattwho, Bunker Spreckles? You had some interesting Freinds.
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According to Mikki Dora Malibu went to the Dogs in 1964. The Chumash Indians will tell you it was 1664.

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Crazy, wacky and sad. Bunker was. Talk about "stolen" Girlfriends... Rolf got mine! Poor sucker!!! More young riders Mako!
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This is one of my son's friends. This boy just turned 8 and surfs way beyond his years.  1 person, water, ocean, child, outdoor and nature  1 person, ocean, water, child, sky, outdoor and nature  1 person, ocean, water, outdoor and nature
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Roger that!
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Another one of the mini-groms that my son surfs with. We have the best crop of really young talent I think I've ever seen in our region. I've been on the NJ scene since the 80s and our area has produced some really good surfers. This crop of 12 and under surfers we have right now is really really good.  1 person, ocean, water, sky, outdoor and nature
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Lately I've been shooting these groms more than surfing. Both of my shoulders are shot and I'm enjoying holding the camera more than paddling.  1 person, ocean, water, child, outdoor and nature
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You need to build those kids A MAGIC TURD MODEL. You don't want to hold them back, with just ordinary surfboards, do you?
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Eh Mako, BTW, that is one fucking beautiful and fast fish! Forgive me, as this is only MY experience. Your boys and buddies rip! All due respect to Bill T. I suggest shy away from making boards for them right now. In bringing up my boy Once he started to got noticed, it was hard to let go. I just didn’t know enough about “grom” boards. You should know that by now, I find it amazing how the “big guys” just suck up the kids. Big sales for the winners… However, they most certainly earn it. Hope you understand what I am saying. From my experience: Not too many of those competitors have a Pops that can shape well. Let them ride other “hip” boards, (the blame game, becomes a lot safer). After the compitition period, make them some boards. Of which should be intensely researched. Get the boys involved in design. And it is R&D. Caution! It is best to observe Still listen carefully to ride report. Camera, chair and umbrella are a plus! Oh, you know your test riders will always be faithful honest pass it down. Best! Boy and design progression
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Since my youngest got a little sponsorship deal with a local shop he has mainly been riding Sharp Eye as that is one of their main brands. The board at the top of this page is the last one I made him about 6 months ago. He has a lot of boards to choose from. The only thing missing that I'd like to see him on is a board with more rocker. I think he could use more rocker but dang that's hard to find in grom size boards.
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Nice photos Mako, I'm sure you have started on Family Surf trips. Like down to The outer banks , Florida in Winter maybe CR when they are older. They look like they are having fun. In the end no matter what they ride or how good they are it's about the fun and keeping them stoked.
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According to Mikki Dora Malibu went to the Dogs in 1964. The Chumash Indians will tell you it was 1664.

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We had a contest today with some pretty solid surf thanks to Hurricane Irma. Very proud of my little guy. He sought out and charged the heaviest waves he could find all day.  one or more people, ocean, water, sky, outdoor and nature
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So very awesome! As a parent, nothing can hype you up like watching your Son surf well!!! Bravo! Enjoy it! Like I (think) have said... "Don't worry it gets better"! Here is a photo shoot last week.... All was cool till I saw the last shot! see what I mean? LOL
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Drain Pipes. That place brings back memories.
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My 6 year old decided to stand on his bodyboard the other day. No encouragement or pushing from me, I'm just going to let him do it if he wants. He's now asking for a board of his own. Oy!
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My youngest who is pictured in this thread started out standing up on a boogie board at about 4 years old. He actually got pretty damned good at riding standup on it. He could hold an edge and cruise down the line.
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They grow and progress so fast. A few shots from this past week. Not to shabby for a 12 year old.
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His sister is out there every day there are waves. Big brother rips too.
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Figured out how to animate and post a sequence of pictures. Only 12 years old but laying down man-turns.
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If you watch close you can see he's distracted by the guy in the impact zone that is going to be in his line if he continues. The guy was closer that the picture makes it appear.
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Scrub it kook

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