Build Thread time!
So I am coming to the end of my board builds prior to the summer. Gonna take time off and enjoy family and some vacationing. But I couldn't help myself and had to build this board before I stopped for a while! I saw Firewire's greedy beaver and knew I wanted to make myself one for the summer and beyond. Granted I know there isn't anything new or earth shattering about this board (I've just never made or ridden one). People have been making them forever... but I love the idea of merging a full plan shape with a quality rocker and performance-ish bottom contours... so here is my rendition!
Granted I am a bigger guy (6'2" 215Lbs) so I puffed up the dims a bit for our mushy summer conditions in Japan. I also wanted to rock some fabric inlay so this build ran the gamut for me.
Dims- 6'5" x 21.25" x 2.75" x N17.5" x T15.5" Vol 43.5 Ltrs.
Blank- PU Bennett 6'9"
Glass- RR Epoxy, Deck inlay, 6 E/4oz S-glass, bottom 6oz E
Rocker- Nose 4" Tail 2.25"
Fins- 5 fin FCS II
Bottom contours- Soft rolled entry, single under front foot fading into double pretty far up, into proper spiral vee in-between the front fins and quads continuing mild out the tail.
I still have a ways to go... I have to add the fin patches and lams to the bottom, hotcoat, pinlines, sealer coat, polish. Will update as I go. The plan is to try a wide range of fins and figure out what really drives this board to perform. Super stoked to get it done and hit the water. As always, thoughts and input welcome!