Alright so I'm going to do my best to keep up with this build thread. I've learned so much over the years reading other build threads so I figured it's my time. I've build a handful of boards starting with a couple in college years ago then starting back up after a couple year haitus. Last summer I made a List style fish to get back into it and now I'm planning on making a mid length board for a friend. She's still pretty new to surfing but she's past a foam board or a longboard. She's ridden a few "funboards" and has liked those so I figured it would be good to stick with what she's comfortable on. I've also been interested in the shape myself as I don't get to surf as much as I'd like so I've found myself having way more fun with more volume.
The first couple boards I made I tried to copy big name shaper's designs and it never turned out very good. The times where I just had basic guidelines in mind and went more off of feel things turned out better. Now I'm trying to get back to basics, understanding better how outline, rocker, foil. rails, etc change how the board rides. So for this board I'd like to make the design myself. Based on some recommened dimensions I've seen on this site it seems my outline should be something around 22" at the widepoint, 15-16" in the nose and the tail with them being about the same, and the widepoint slightly in front of center. For rocker, about 4" for the nose and 2-2.5" in the tail and continuous. With that in mind I came up with the attached design. Is the width ok and the widepoint where it should be? Should I widen the tail a little more? Is the nose rocker too gradual or should it be flatter with more curvature closer to the nose? Should the tail rocker extend out further? Is 3" too thick? Should I shut up and just make it and see how it rides? Any feedback would be much appreciated! By the way I have block of 2# EPS that I'll be hotwiring a blank out of so I won't the constrained to an off the shelf blank.