Just thought you guys might be interested what we have been working on.
When we decided to add a Layout Square to our product range we wanted a Square that you could reduce other tools in the shaping room and use this instead!
So we sat down with Robin Mair from Gearbox Surf/ Hanalei fins and worked out everything you would need to put fins in and measurements while building a board. After a lot of protos we came to this design. This Aussie Made Layout Square was the result!
So whats different to other layout squares?
Its bigger - 14 inch instead of 12 inch so when doing Quads and other fin placements you can do all your measurements without moving the square, reducing time and mistakes. we still wanted to the measurements "Foot from the tail/ Foot from the nose" measurements because of the laser cuts wide enough to put your pencil in. Its strong! Made from Polycarbonate instead of Acrylic so if you drop it, harder to break. You can actually use it to measure in the fin placements!! Laser cuts to fit your pencil and a hole to put your guide on the rail so both side fins can be exactly the same angle and measurement. Being for Australia and Hawaii, Inches and CM measurements.
Pretty stoked on how it came out, and how good its to use.