Well, what you say?
so, I wonder if this design is functional on a shortboard..any ideas? Are the rails without curves too?
Saw this in one of the new mags the other day;I swear this was my idea a few years ago,but I never got around to doing it! I wanted to cut out a template like this,build the board and ride it to prove that it'll ride fine. People dwell on too much technicality in shape design,especially in outlines & curves. Looks like Walden had the balls to actually do it!
LOL! they should call it the "coffin model" designed for the dead clogging up the line up!
Velzy had a model with the hips cut at an angle. He has been quoted as saying that people who rode it liked the way it turned. I don't remember what he called it. There are pics of it somewhere in a magazine.
That was called the Bump. The photo is Surfer's Journal, volume 3, number 3 on page 45. The caption under the photo of the Bump reads: "I started shaping Bumps in '56-57 as a takeoff on the Pig. I figured the curve caused drag. The minute I put the bump in they just snap turned. Yater wouldn't even shape 'em - too ugly"
a board must look good under your arm or it is not worth having . Just gimmick!
It just needs a sharp swallow tail now...
"a board must look good under your arm or it is not worth having. Just gimmick!" That applies to a board`s rider, too: over 30, clumsy, balding with a beer gut, marginal water skills. If that human doesn`t look really good, it`s not worth having!
"Right you are, Ken!"
Whether it is functional or gimmick, I applaud Walden for throwing something out there that hasn't been seen before. I would really enjoy seeing more bizarre stuff being submitted for approval.