And not just the female.
Swaylocks Surfboard Design Forum: thoughts & theories ... practical & theoretical
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Check out this video. I pay close attention to what this guy does and says. This video is priceless. And I love the way he talks, so low-key and down home, you gotta love the guy.
But the thing that caught my attention, notice what he's doing to give Nathan paddle power to go for the monster waves. This is the board Nathan was on in the Titans of Mavericks contest. You'll never catch me out in those waves, but paddle power is something that I'm after too, for reasons of my own. The man says "Everybody's trying to paddle faster, paddle longer..."
And as a bonus, he also describes the deck and especially, the bottom contours on his gun, and even runs a straightedge down it, for the camera. Here's a guy who's not hoarding his secret sauce, but willing to share.
Anyway, that's a side point, the main issue here for the sake of this thread is what he's doing for paddle power. BTW, Nathan didn't win it on this board, but the winner was also riding a Stretch gun. Be interesting to study the winning board, and also hear Nathan's feedback on this monster.
Nathan Fletcher's 2015/16 Buzz Gun Quiver from Stretch Boards on Vimeo.
I recently had the opportunity to meet Jeff Clark and to eyeball three of his newest Maverick's Guns. All three were 4"+ thick and had sloped rails.
looks like stretch is an ass man
i really enjoyed reading this. Full of information and affection. I mostly ride a 5'10 Vangaurdish and go to an 8'10" (was supposed to be 9') when its small or Sunset (the one in LA) is big and crowded. Both are skinned in 1/8" wood. I'm 5'10" 190 and will be 50 this year. You all have given me much food for thought for my next build ..
Huck, I'm surprised we haven't met. I'm a Topangry regular and remember Richard using your board. I'll look for you in the line up.
Cool! Like Rich, I'm ususally a dawn patroller, in a white F-150 with lumber rack. This week I haven't left the house 'tho, sick with the flu.
You picked a good week. No surf!
I had it three weeks ago. No fun.
I'm in a black Tundra, park on the bridge.
I don't know his exact age at present, but an article in 2014 referred to him as 57 years old.
Interesting surfboard, interesting surfing, looks like J Bay to me. The board is large, in the 9' range I would say. At a couple points they show the board where he's added another foot or so to the tail. Plenty of volume, deck looks pretty flat like he's carrying the volume all the way out, then in a few shots it looks like there might be a bump at the rails. Rocker seems fairly "relaxed".
The man & the sea. from Andrew Kaineder on Vimeo.