*edited cause i dont want it to look like "spam"
these guys came up with a much better 2 piece bisect surfboard. mine rides very well!
To start with, the Pope Bisect was far from being the first two-piece board. Hobie made one in 1966, called the "Multi Board".
Second, your entire post reads like ad copy. This being your very first post after joining today, I suspect you are connected to this company.
All considered, it's borderline spam.
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
very interesting! never knew that! i also hear that gordon smith made one as well but it was a prototype?
Interesting that you popped for a $1500 dollar board, with a ''suspect'' design feature, without even trying a demo board. I had the same reaction that Sammy did, to the narrative of your post.
SHAPER SINCE 1958
HA sorry its not im just super stoked on it, let me edit my earlier post so its not "spam" anyways anyone else ever ride something similar?
I actually liked seeing the company's website. I was thinking that a multi segment board would be a great thing for traveling surfers. I'm thinking that a tail section that could be used with a short and longer nose section would allow for multiple options. Design a board that can fit the airline regulations for length of a suitcase, then make the sections that size. I think a good tail design could be used for both a not too short board and a mid length board. Or, a mid length and a long board combo.
I do not favour bisects, they are still too big to fit in flight baggage; I like my trisects...
Hot Curl Trisect...:
Performs well, ridden in Afrika and Portugal, construction works, some improvements will go into my new project...
Short Board Trisect:
Present for my son, unfortunately not ridden yet, please notice the exchangeable tials, I thruster to 5 fin setup, 2nd single fin...
Unfortunatley not ridden yet...
My next one will be a foursect, 7'10'' with 60 l Volume to fit in a 22''x22''x6'' bag...
If anybody wants to copy my steelstring concept, he may use it for his own boards, anyone commercial may ask for a license fee...
That's really cool. I'd like to see more pics of the connections (if you have them) care to explain the steelstring concept in more detail?
Send me your dinged, damaged, and yellowed.
Just follow the links to woodboardforum.com...
But the idea behind is quite simple, buttjoint the parts of the board and make two strings, on on top and one one deck and tighten them, until you can play bass. :)
The main advantage is that your parts are watertight in themselfes, forces perpendicular to deck or bottom were changed and directed into the strings, everytime on the other side of the powers. Foot pressure on deck tightens the bottom string. It really works well, after some learning curve, and everybody who rode the hotcurl could not fell a difference to aregular wooden board. If tight, there is no play or flex.
woah now that three piece is cool!!! how much does all that weigh?? looks incredible
The hotcurl weighs about 6 kg, due to foolproof glassing, the shortboard should be close two 5 kg, or 9-10lbs. The entire mechanism with the brass parts and the steel string plus the reinforcements where the part are buttjointed is less than 2 lbs, but contributes of course to weight. I've never had the chance to ride the shortboard by now (neither my son), but in the water the hotcurl feels like a midsize malibu, weightwise...