A worthy project.
Most folk won't understand.
I mean Matt K's mind...
Balsa? Would this board be prior to the relationship with Joe Quigg?
Nice of you to preserve a bit of history.
this may be the same board...
I would rather be someone's shot of whiskey, than everyone's cup of tea.
Well, it was said to me it is a Kivlin, but when I butted my Velzy / Jacobs Malibu Chip template up against it from the tail, 75% of the board fit exactly, only the curve of the nose is different and some of that could be the many repairs it had incurred over the last 68 or so years.
I'll quit on this....
Jim already said.
"The Chip was an offshoot from Quigg, who worked with Simmons until they had a falling out, the Quigg versions had the single concave bottom, but broke away from the slab sided template. The tails stayed wide in the beginning, but the outline had gotten curve through out it, by the time Velzy and Jacobs began building the design, the tails started being pulled in and the wide point moved forward."
I think it was Buffalo who commented on the "crew from Malibu"
spinning out and bouncing around on " those wide tailed Simmons"
He took eception to Matt's board with it's pulled in tail.
The above surfboard, being waxed by Matt Kivlin, not only looks short, but scales out at eight feet or less. No question in my mind, Kivlin was a real forward thinker.
SHAPER SINCE 1958
Almost finished with the Kivlin when I get the emergency call to look at a chambered balsa that popped on the roof of the car on a steamy day.
A board by the worlds greatest builder.
The shaping was bad and the chambering was F'ing pathetic and the client paid 3 grand.
Pretty gnarly Jim! I'm sure it's gonna look pretty good once your finished with it.
"We ain't on our way to Wembley,we ain't gonna win the league. No matter how much they let us down - Westham's still our team"...
Got the Kivlin / Quigg / Velzy / Jacobs, I was told Kivlin, but my Velzy / Jacobs Chip template fit exactly to 75% of tail to ahead of center.
Inlayed all the bad with new and flattened the glue seams, turned rails, sanded it out
I know it's weird and ugly but the waves here are really very hard to work with.
edit: update with some wings
I think that board will be fast in slow conditions - there's lots of surface area. But if it were me (which it isn't) I'd move the fins forward a little, otherwise you're never going to get any leverage on them. 3" forward of the tail block works for the Simms because they have that square tail block that enables their riders to get their rear foot all the way back between their keels.
Just my opinion. If you try it the way you've got it I'll be interested to get your feedback on the result.
I just started this one, been a while since I was able to make a board. 9'2" probably set up as a quad.