Evolution how it works

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Evolution how it works

Unread post by CHRISPI » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:11 am

Leave the board in wet beach sand for a month, and the fins grow out
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Re: Evolution how it works

Unread post by bgreen » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:54 am

Looks like you have a fellow traveller when it comes to the parallel fins. Have you ridden it yet?

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Unread post by GeoffreyLevens » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:54 am

Hilarious. If you leave 2 in the sand, you might just end up with 3, or at least eggs.

Very vaguely reminds me of obscure board I briefly had in mid '90's. I was molded from almost literally "bomb proof" automobile bumper foam and had chine rails, molded "fins" like on your original posted above (though closer to 1/2 way between midline and rails), and very slightly dished deck. Problem was it had plenty of volume and then some, for a 300 pound Samoan. And I weigh about 125 lbs. It was so dense I could not cut or sand it to thin it, at least not with hand tools. Some sort of free hand hotwire would have possibly saved the day. I never could handle the volume enough in water to get any sort of feel for how it rode.

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Re: Evolution how it works

Unread post by CHRISPI » Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:55 am

Looking forward to this test

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Unread post by krusher74 » Thu May 31, 2018 2:29 am

i'm guessing your going to have to move very far back on the board to get over the fins and make them the turn pivot point loosing speed and plane.

What was your design idea of the fins so far back?

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Re: Evolution how it works

Unread post by CHRISPI » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:24 am

Strangely it needs me to move far forward when riding on steep faces, not one of my better boards still better than a sponge board

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Unread post by bgreen » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:29 pm

Would you consider making the fins smaller?

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Unread post by CHRISPI » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:21 pm

They were smaller it was 2 weeks work to make them larger I wish I could change between the two on the test day

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Unread post by bgreen » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:35 am

So what's next?

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Re: Evolution how it works

Unread post by CHRISPI » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:49 pm

YES BUT NO

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