here is tha article i wrote.
I would rather be someone's shot of whiskey, than everyone's cup of tea.
Agreed. Surfboard design is multi-variate. Individual preferences being a huge variable.
Airplane wing foil design is driven by calculus. But does this mean there is one perfect wing? Too many different aircraft? Nonetheless, designing effective wings would be a b!tch without math and science.
Like planers and routers, math and science can be powerful tools for the craftsmen who know how to use them...
Swaylocks Surfboard Design Forum: thoughts & theories ... practical & theoretical
RAIL PROFILE http://bgboard.blogspot.com/2014/03/march-82014-afterr-seeing-recent.html
Is there an equation that will get me the perfect surfboard everytime I shape??? That would be nice. My current ciphering is based on "naught + naught = doublenaught"
blah blah blah
“There’s always math underlying beautiful design, both natural and manmade,” he said. “As far as mathematics is concerned, beyond the normal and obvious methods of measuring boards, there are relatively few people using any ‘real math’ in design. I know I’m not.” - Manuel Caro
Malaroo is the only one I know designing surfboards with math.
"...Swaylocks.com, a strange message board filled with a cast of eccentric, underground surfboard builders..." - Slide Magazine
I suspect George Gall of PlusOne uses a touch of math.
Beyond the normal...
As a hobbyist, I currently design solely using simple math, with an aesthetic perspective.
So...... when can Mr. Stoneburner use his infinite knowelge to become a Craftsman?.
Not gona happen......is it.....?
Go for it Stoneburner. Use your Math and Science to build an awesome surfboard. Post photos and maybe a build thread. That sure would be great.
You really are Stingray.
G Ratt.....where have you been my friend? Water got warm the cold then warm. Did you hear about the plane crash at Warm Waters? 12 year old kid got a skull fracture.....Wow...and we're talking about math................
I never claimed to be a craftsman. But George Gall is a craftsman, a mathematician and an engineer.
EDIT: Because Dingray felt the need to bump this thread today (Wed, 2018-01-10 13:34), I added a link to another post/thread:
For my friend Stonny and my friend G Rat......Life is short...live it to the fullest !!!
My surf pal's son gave me the full update. The kids friend got hit by the plane crash.....Heavy.....the only update I have is that surgery went well.....Godspeed to everyone. Swaylocks is a good place...headed up north for a few days with the wife..............................Stingray..............