Nice one. Good to see a Burford and Volan.
Dog hair. Ha. I feel your pain. I had a black cat living in my garage for years. The cloth would attract hair via static electricity, and you couldn’t see it under the cloth until wet out. I always had one or two under the cloth. Drove me nuts.
I forgot whether it was Jim Philips or Ricky Caroll, but one had a Balsa board that developed termite holes throughout. The remedy was to incorporate/highlight them in the board finish. Looked cool. Maybe put a decal of a small dog scratching next to the hair.
All the best
Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. - Winston Churchill
Here's my 6'0 all polished up. Supposedly we're getting some waves here this weekend that will be big enough to test it out.
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New build for my good old buddy retirement, full volume to start fast and thinned tail rails + quad set up to grip in our steep beach breaks.
1.9lb eps with omega composit stringer, 4oz-1mm wood-4oz top, 5oz ud carbon rails, 2x4oz tint bottom. Durable build but still not too heavy.
The past 6 months have been full of injuries so my water time has been limited and other than repairs I have't done much board work. I have been spending a lot of time shooting with my camera though:
Finished up a 6'10 single fin first attempt at resin tints. Pretty happy with the bottom, deck looks kinda weird because I probably didn't skin it deep enough.
Personally I like a resin tint that looks like the real thing and not like an airbrush.
Are you saying it looks like the blank was sprayed before glass? What would make it look like the 'real thing'? Different color?
No, I'm saying that I like the little imperfections in the blank and cloth that resin tints tend to highlight, and I have never liked the less natural looking airbrushes. Resin tints add depth and richness to the colors. IMO
I always liked the volan green and the visible weaves in the cloth, too; and for the same reason - I think they add depth to the look.
That's all good provided that the Shaper has used a Blank that is not filled with imperfections, air holes, pin holes and scratches from shaping. It gets to the point where all you see is a bunch off shit that detracts from the over all appearance of the board. Along the same lines you could also say that a ragged cut lap is ok and can always be covered up with a pin line. When I see that and hear that; I think of what one of the best shapers and glassers in the world recently said to me; "Lowel you don't need a pin line if you can do a good cutlap. Pin lines are used to cover up bad cut laps." He said this as he cut a no pin line on a cutlap right in front of me. Lowel