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PhillyViking & Atlantasurfer have been making some boards...

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:29 am
by rodndtube
Viking should post and share with you what he has been experimenting with regards to materials, processes, shapes, etc. Doing a nice job despite being a relative novice in the building process so I have a ton of respect for that. Vacuum, linens, resins.

Likewise with AtlantaSurfer, although not as complex as Viking's, there is a beauty in simplicity of design. Wood and rubber mostly. He has been dialing in a board design for typical East Coast conditions (1-2 ft slop) and other boards for the types of waves we all dream about.

Re: PhillyViking & Atlantasurfer have been making some boards...

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:03 am
by GeoffreyLevens
rodndtube wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:29 am
...there is a beauty in simplicity of design.
My mind gets drawn to complex, compound curves, magic edges, vee hidden inside double concave, etc. But in 50 years of riding waves, 100% of my best, most functional, most fun boards have all been simple simple simple

Re: PhillyViking & Atlantasurfer have been making some boards...

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:16 am
by Uncle Grumpy
+1

Re: PhillyViking & Atlantasurfer have been making some boards...

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:57 pm
by Atlantasurfer
Hi Guys.
I did make a board this summer, but I wasn't sure if I should post it on the forums as it is mostly just a variation of the boards I have been doing for a couple of years.

This old board, the Frankenboogie mk. II was just dying of loneliness in the backyard shed.https://mypaipoboards.org/forum3/viewto ... ogie#p5672

It was too long and flat to make a good big wave board, and it had too little flotation to shine as a small wave craft. I cut it down to four feet and scraped off the old one inch mini cell foam. I then glued it up with one and a half inch mini cell. I think it worked pretty damn good. For travel, I'm happy with the two board system--Black Betty for smaller days and this lil' Black Betty for head high and above.

here is Black Betty aka Frankenboogie Mk. three.https://mypaipoboards.org/forum3/viewto ... lack+betty

Here is the new ride.
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