I really like the thinness of the nose and tail of that shape Huck.
You are wise!
The center box FU standard.
Eh they make and FCS adapter if really wanta go
Made mention of McTavish as yhis Olpharts memory of things I care to remember.
BTW noticed a Butch Towers in the background, sorry loss RIP...
Carry on and feed the stoke..
I would rather be someone's shot of whiskey, than everyone's cup of tea.
Thanks sidiabed that was one thing clear in my mind even before I picked up my planer. It fattens up real quick towards the center, but I too like the look of the tapered rails and foiled ends.
Wow Matty that's amazing - I had never seen that before and was unaware anyone had arrived at the identical bottom configuration! Just a logical blending of V, bevel, and flat, to my mind. Proves once again nothing new under the sun, I am fully working in the shadow of McTavish on this one then, ha!
The Tower is a beater, a yard sale find beyond saving, but I plan to patch it and paint it and make some type of artistic wallhanger to save it from the landfill.
I will put a center box in, and love to hear more about the 5 fin thang of which you post.
Much like the McTavish deal,
someone has ALWAYS done it first.
Who the hell knows???
Maybe the ancients tried the vee
I own an old side ass redwood / hollow plywood from the day
Vee no fin!
When I first saw the revolutionary boards, V’s
I learned that history is not to be ignored.
I educated myself and found Velzy to be a legendary innovator.
Giving my preference and development of what
I can’t call mine!
As far as what I am doing in quad set ups.
My thought and effort have been to make the quad
Transition from rail to rail more like the thruster.
In development I have robbed from the “Gemini” rears big time
And what I learned in the twin and early thruster days.
I mean Toe in, cant and placement.
Now the width of your tail and how it will work.
Lately I have been moving the rears closer together
Eh, I want it to work and feel like a thruster.
Side note Bill Thrailkill’s fin set up “blows my mind”
To pieces on this!
Here is a stab at this
And it goes like this.
Ah, from the tail…
Rears @ 4 3/4” 3/16” toe, 4 degrees cant
Fronts @ 10 ¾” ¼” toe, 5 degree cant
In the ballpark for semi point surf.
Rule as I understand it
More cant = up down
Less cant = down the line
Toe in is pretty much established
I really enjoy breaking from that baloney
Oh a 4 me’s forget!
Rear for fifth (Thruster)
Is 3 5/16” up from tail
I thinking more “big” fin
So the FU box, hum.
Maybe think more single fin placement.
Bruce would be a good source.
Hope all is O.K.
Here are some spy photo's
Of a well known shaper.
Nice fin set up!!!
Thanks Mattwho all the help is appreciated! I'm out of town during week so mostly online by phone, little tiny screen and typing - ugh! At nights I have access to antique computer. There's been waves every day this week, and last week too, so I'm not complaining. I've been switching boards back and forth, but really should stick with the 7-4 awhile, its been the funnest every time.
Looking at the pics seems like ACE has his fins further back than most? Fronts are single foiled, rears are foiled both sides.
How wide is that tail of ACE's? Gives me hope thruster might work. Really wanted to have thruster option - do u think it would work with the wide tail?
Give quads a chance. (Sung to J. Lennon’s “Give peace a chance")
First, dig the "thang" or 5 boxes
And potential for feedback overload.
I deliberately leave out the 5th box.
Just to make "Boy" ride ‘em quad.
Push for development of the quad!!!
For God sakes we’ve been riding Mr. Simon Anderson’s gift for
Ah, 35 years now.
Again John Lennon...
Never become complacent.
Via the revolution.
Eh, turn down the sound!
That's funny. Speak for yourself. :-) My 7-4 is the first thruster I've ever really ridden. So far I'm liking the way it handles late drops better than my singles. I thought I might be ready for my second thruster now - ha!
Threw some glass on the thing this weekend, first chance I got to work on it. Thinking about fins, dug around and found these boxes, should work.