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Re: TBG5

Unread postby flojo » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:34 am

that is a beautiful board-
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Re: TBG5

Unread postby bgreen » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:14 am


I posted my experiments with Larry's design. The first board was more like his standard board. My next board was a thinner version. No problems with nose diving and it is the fastest board I've ever ridden. It's suited to tube riding but a great board nonetheless.

The guy who shapes my boards is moving more to a standard surfboard type foil. I have a recent board I really like, that I want to go a bit thicker on, but not too much.

I look forward to seeing your further refinements, especially finless.
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Re: TBG5

Unread postby nomastomas » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:19 pm

Every time I consider removing the fins on the G5, this happens: I take off late and deep, actually waay to late and waaay too steep. Getting pitched is inevitable, but...I grab the beach-side rail and with arms extended, falling into the pit, I use the G5 as a hand-plane, and leveraging the wave side rail and fins, I hook into the face and I'm off to the races.
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