Here are some photos of the finished fish. The gentleman in the photo is Bill Cilia. Owner and shaper of Nirvana Surfboards.
Thanks again to everybody who helped us out with this board.platty. http://www.davidplattsurfboardrestorations.com.au
Your board came out great, Platty. Mike
...in the early ´90 s, the Nirvana boards that I saw were shaped by Bushman...
I have access to a 5'5" Lis fish built in 1976. It's in almost perfect condition. If you want any specific pics, let me know and I'll take some on Saturday.
Tenover, I'd love to know about the bottom and the width (where and how much). thx
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bushy most likely had the us license to manufacture them
I have seen a number of Bushman shaped Nirvanas in the Nirvana factory. I'm not sure what the arrangement was. The board was not built for me. I only supplied the template. Taken from the numbers in the surfboard construction manual posted here at Swaylocks. Bill cleaned up the curve a little through the nose as suggested in another thread on Lis fish and it was streached out to 5'11". platty. http://www.davidplattsurfboardrestorations.com.au
I have a Lis fish circa 2004 that has a slight roll in the nose to flat with a shallow single concave the last third or so that works quite well. I also just aquired an 808Shapes by Makani that starts flat in the nose, single (maybe 1/8" deep at least)a foot back, to double through the tail, with a bit of a vee in the tail that rocks. I also have one I shaped that has a standard flat to vee that rides pretty good too. All have keels, but if I could only keep one, it would be the Makani.
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