This might be a little off the topic, but i was wondering how fish work when their twin-keels are replaced by a single-fin? Does this totally change the riding characteristics of the board? I remeber seeing a lot of old single-fin fish (would it still be called a fish?) but most of the current designs seem to stick with the twin keels.
>>> If you are interested, the David Nuuhiwa Eagle IV is being reproduced by > Joel Tudor Surfboards in San Diego, Ca.This is the Dyno style twin fin > fish produced in the early 70's. Joel's riding one right now (5'8"). > They are very close to the original Nuuhiwa fish with some improvements to > the design.For more info contact Joe Tudor at 858 350-9827. What lengths are the Dyno Tudor Fish being offered at? I'm lookin for something around 6'2".
>>> So, how have you progressed through the 80's , 90's, to the present? > Also, how do you feel about a youngster like Joke Tuder selling Fish with > David's name on them? Hmm Something fishy is up there. It feels somewhat > like that Evolution trip. $$$ goes round and round... M.T. That's a lot of question, up front! I'd like to explain the big picture, and all thats gone on in there. But, I think what's immeadiatly important to your question relates to this entity called the "Fish". Sure, it was my job to shape those boards for David in the early 70's. 6 to 10 of them a day for Dyno Surfboards. And similar convolusions for four or five other so called surfboard manufacturers. From David it was make me something like this. Then, it was, it works great. Make me a couple more and so on, and so on. It was still 6 to 10 a day, day in and day out. 5'6ers, 5'8ers, 5'10ers 6'0'ers, 6'2, 6'4 and special orders at an occasional 6'6". Where they all went, besides east coast, west coast, Texas, Puerto Rico, and Japan, I'll never know! I got pretty good with my planer then, I think. And, I got pretty lucky then too, I think. Doing that many boards a month at 18 and in the heart of Surf City, made me concentrate hard on what I was trying to make work, and who the competition was at the moment. By being lucky, I can say that now, because of what I have learned in the thirty years of shaping since then. Lucky cause, it was the pure simplicity of the form that carried the design. Somewhere beyond those early years, the testing, analyzing, retesting, adjusting, and re-analyzing over and over again as an obsession, has brought me to this moment of purity. Lots of changes since then, but still purity. Just a magnificent combination of subtle changes of contours blending togeather at all the exact points. Beginning of course with the first molecule that presses on entry to the last one that lets go upon exit. M.T. every square inch of that original effort back then has been adjusted, and refined. The results are a magic combination, of fine art and plastic perfection of which I am immensely proud of at the moment. See www.surfenginez.com for some examples of the fine art aspect of what I mean. I hope that everybodty will experience a magic surfboard in their surfing tenures, I know that I have, and what's better is, that I know that I can offer that magic in each and every one of the finished boards that leave my sight, as I have dicovered the secret of the blend. To address the new team. We all know that Mr. Tudor and Mr. David are fine athletes, and natural talents in the water. As far as the Kenson,Tudor fish combo with David's name on it. I,ll have mine with tarter sauce, fries, and a large coke. Thanks for asking!
>>> What lengths are the Dyno Tudor Fish being offered at? I'm lookin for > something around 6'2". The magic stays with the shaped blank1
>>> What lengths are the Dyno Tudor Fish being offered at? I'm lookin for > something around 6'2". >>>> Lengths are being offered between 5'8" to 6'8" as of now. sk
Steve, Thanks for the brief up to date condenses on your long history. I'll pull some dough together and give you a call. I guess we will leave the three stooges to there exploits. Sell that golden smile boys! hold the tarder sause, please. Out Back in Oz
>>> Steve,>>> Thanks for the brief up to date condenses on your long history. I'll pull > some dough together and give you a call.>>> I guess we will leave the three stooges to there exploits. Sell that > golden smile boys! hold the tarder sause, please.>>> Out Back in Oz I'll make it way worth your while!
>>> I'll make it way worth your while.............OK, thats it. I'm saving some cash too! Can you make one for a 200 pound dude?
I'll make one for a 600 pound dude! Dude.