I've been working with a variation of chines I call "Split Vee" - Fucken hard to explain, maybe similar to a Tri - plane hull, but the middle panel is single to double concave and the vee line is curved along the rail about 3 - 4 inches in, rather than a straight line. I like to believe it makes it easier to break the line the board is following and go into a turn at high speed. The chine line is like vee under the front foot but on the side of the board that is in the water when board's on a rail! Make sense? http://www.speedneedle.com.au
I can't stand chines.....they also suck to glass.
Chines are fun to shape.Block sand the bottom of the blank last after cleaning up the rails..this defines the line on the blank.Do the same thing when sanding and polishing..kind of backwards but not too hard. R.B.
Yea chines are fun on mid to ling boards. makes respond great, and dont catch as much on therail on hardturns. I like em .. just some people think look odd. think thats why dont sell as fast dunno.
Tape up your chine line- yep, with masking tape. Gives a clean crisp edge... http://www.speedneedle.com.au