Hahahaha! After a little searching you totally are!!!! HAHAHAHAHA! Like you have earned the right to talk shit on anyone or anything!! Hahahahaha! !!! Funny I surf pretty much every break from Hobuk to Brooking 2-4 days a week year round. For you being a local guy i’ve Never seen you or one of your boards in the lineup! Or in any spot without a lineup! Hahaha!
So, It seems that was taken from a 7-4A, as SubPar has just corrected. Sorry for the bum steer, I guess it took Nate a minute to remember! As he said, a really, really nice board!
That PNW board turned out really nice. Mind if I ask what the nose, WP, and tail dimensions are? I'd be interested in comparing to the dimension diagram on the 6'10" egg blank to see if it would fit.
I’ll put a square on it tomorrow
18.25 nose, 21.25 mid +2, 15.5 tail and a general rocker profile...
Thanks Guys for the input, I can't find the 7'6A blank on EZ foams website but was thinking that I could posibly use a retro fish blank such as the Marko 6'6 halibut or US Blank 6'8RP fish. There is also the 7'4SP egg. I'm not going to be making any complicated bottom contours, just a little nose concave. The idea for this design will be creating something that will have a predicable ride (single fin set up) and ride variation from the other avaialbe fin set ups (quad, 5 fin, thruster). Hoping to gwt started as soon as next week or when I settle on an appropriate blank.
Hi sandstone -
In comparing those dimensions with the expanded dimension diagram on the 6'10" egg blank, I think you'd do fine with it. It looks like a pretty good fit but you still might want to reduce the nose rocker a bit if you have the option of ordering anything custom. The nose, tail and widepoint widths should be OK for sure.
Never seen one of those buut that's a beautiful shape. I might try one myself. looks ripe for bonzifying! Good luck and looking forward to seeing how it goes
"Everybody is ignorant only on different subjects." - Will Rogers
McDing definitely does have a point about loading too many features into your first few shapes. It's important to get a handle on the basics. Shape comes first.
The shape is legitimate, but most shapers who have been doing them have used slightly longer lengths and run them as singlefins. The reason being there's a lot of width/curve going on in a short length so that's going to slow the board down regardless of what fin setup you use. You surf a board like that when you WANT to go slow and stay with the wave, in which case you want to get some glide going.
For blanks, I'd use a 7-4SP 'cause that's a good egg rocker, and then take a 6-10 length out of the middle. A little roll in the nose, a slight belly or chine through the midde and fade into a shallow vee panel with a hard edge in the tail. Basic. If you can do that shape cleanly the board will be loose and have a nice little glide going for up to head high summer mush conditions.
Just my opinion. I think the 4+1 setups are bad news because there are too many compromises going on. The bottom contours that go with surfing the board as a quad don't work as well when surfinf the board as a single and vice versa. Better to do one thing well than three things less-than-well.