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My guess is added for paddling floatation as after market mod to off the rack board. Next gen may well have more foam built in the shape
I was down at Bells for the heritage heat. Glad to see him out there having fun, but that board goes so bad... Occy was ripping, throwing some huge turns all through that week. TC absolutely blows up on an actual surfboard and he's good enough to make the skimboard look OK, but much worse than he would look on a better board.
dustys wrote: I was down at Bells for the heritage heat. Glad to see him out there having fun, but that board goes so bad... Occy was ripping, throwing some huge turns all through that week. TC absolutely blows up on an actual surfboard and he's good enough to make the skimboard look OK, but much worse than he would look on a better board
This immediately came to mind
Hilarious Dr S
Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. - Winston Churchill
I would have to agree. That is what I have been saying about most of these design and fin fads. Under the feet of a Tom Curren, Kelley, Joel Tudor or any of the Pros an Ironing Board Rips! But does the innovation do anything to improve the surfing of the average surfer? Most of the time the answer is NO!
I think Curren was channelling Miki Dora and giving the competitive surfing world the finger when paddled out with that board. That board doesn't give him much chance in crowds, and he had an opportunity to surf Bells with just one other person.
I was flashing back to when Curren paddled out on a keel-finned fish in a heat against I think Taylor Knox in the early nineties. At the time, this was unheard of and entirely unconventional. In my mind, it was the moment that sparked the fish revolution.
We should make a couple and try it out
is that why you make those paipos?
out of 1 inch superlight EPS stacked over our woven bamboo cores and balsa skins
flat with a nose flip hard rails and seed outline
shape the 2in to 1in thick maybe 23"-24" wide
maybe do a 1/4inch balsa bottom skin to prevent any flexing
just picked up a set of those S-wing fins to try on those two board I got on Kauai in 2017
wish I kept my Bert Burger magic carpet experiment which was 1.75 inches thick
"ain't no big ting brudda"
At 60+ and not in good shape, these things are nearly impossible to use. I could barely catch waves with my 5' 3" fish that is over 2" thick. Trying to use swim fins and a belly board after years of not using them is hard.
You can get similar results with a flat rockered board that has very thin rails, like the board I took to Kauai.