so the fin set up for crap waves has been located .
As far as i am concerned : yes.
Twins of no larger than 5inch base combod with small trailers, GL, sidebite or something similar.
Surfed the same set up in good dutch punchy beach break yesterday, and it still works.
twin +2 trailers = great small wave combo.
hoping some pics will show up here of our yesterday session, we got 350 long range swell
this translated to well overhead waves on the beach
i think the springfish is the board of late out of which i have learned most, progressed most on.
Wouter! Glad you guys are getting some surf, we've got a nice little swell here too - just got out of the water...
J, what's the reference to page 4? I went back and looked, there's some good stuff on page 4! Was it a fin reference or just the springfish discussion in general?
any mini guns being sent behind the orange curtian ?
Anyone have a pre-AARP or similar for a bigger guy that they'd like to trade for a 6'6" x 20 x 2 5/8" Blur in near-perfect condition? I like the Blur a lot, but a wider nose template would suit me a bit better. PM me if you have something.
After going Coil-less for a couple of months due to volume cutting measures I my part I picked up a 6-2 x 19.75 x 2.5 1.03 Widerboard secondhand from a friend. I'm stoked on it for when the winter waves start
Its an old-logo board and looks brand spanking new despite its age
I rode my buddy Casey's 5'4 fish you shaped for him - I believe there might even be a photo of it on sways somewhere.
Anyways - I was very impressed with the shape - VERY unconventional - my first though after looking at the board was "what is this thing?! no way this will have enough foam/glide for me"
Basically a skimboard with fins but with a camelhump of foam under the chest. But as soon as the tiniest wave came (it was tiny) it would glide right in and get up on a plane - very snappy feeling to it on turns - i guess that is due to the extremely thin tail/rails coupled with the coil construction - flex and response flexback.
It was very cool to see a guy out there doing this for a living shaping something so far out there - especially since IT WORKS!
I have also ridden a 6'0 Neilsen standard thruster shape - felt just like any other standard thruster - but the waves were not the best......
I like the coil construction - they do dent just as easy as a normal board but are very hard to actually ding. Positive ride. Good weight. Similar to some stringerless eps boards i have for myself made but coil seems to have more pop - they claim to use different (top secret) laminates and that must be the difference.....
I have a second hand report from a kid I did a ding repair for in Costa Rica, and I quote, "Awesome". Not a lot of detail, but it seems he really liked it.
The nose had been abused on the airplane and as a member of the Royal Order of Swaylockians I always carry with me epoxy and miniature vacuum bag kit(well not the vac bag kit). He was surprised I knew of "Coil" and was really "surprised" when I laid it on the ground bottom up and began jumping on it. He wouldn't let me saw it half or cut out samples for analysis, but I got to fondle it for while. Which in itself was a privilege. So the secret is safe. It is epoxy isn't it ?
That's a good story. Thanks for taking care of the kid, nice to know the Royal Order
of Swaylockians has operatives around the globe.
It is Resin Research epoxy, just not very much of it. Absurd fiber-to-resin ratio.
Photos as requested.Hope this works.