TBG7

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nomastomas
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Re: TBG7

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It looks pretty much like the board above (the one with the black pinline). I made some additional small tweaks to the rocker and the rail shape, but outline, bottom contours and fin placement are the same.
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Bob, I find that getting into some of the weaker waves of FL, increasing the thickness did the trick. And that was regardless of what I weighed in a 25 lb range. Once the waves reached 6 ft and pitching range I could move to my thinner, narrower Checkered RPM. Sometimes a little tail rocker helps getting into those waves, but if you are paddling a lot to catch a wave like longboarders do it could slow you down.
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I'm going 2" longer, 1/4" wider and about an 1" thicker - a lot of the board was around 1".
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So...final dims?
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54 x 21 x 2ish. It's likely going to be made from 2" sheets. The last 2' may be a little thicker.
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Re: TBG7

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Finally! After an 8-week wait, my new G-7 has been completed.
Outline has only subtle changes. The "Hip" has been moved slightly tail-ward to better accommodate a twin-fin set-up.
Outline has only subtle changes. The "Hip" has been moved slightly tail-ward to better accommodate a twin-fin set-up.
TPS_G7a.JPG (114.44 KiB) Viewed 16 times
TPS_G7b.JPG
TPS_G7b.JPG (114.89 KiB) Viewed 16 times
No change to rocker or thickness flow.
No change to rocker or thickness flow.
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Note exit concave, Tail-V and 3-deg cant on fins.
Note exit concave, Tail-V and 3-deg cant on fins.
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Here's another view of the same...
Here's another view of the same...
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What you can't see is the belly-to-concave-to-exit concave-with-V bottom contours. You may notice the large 5.1" twin fins that I've installed. There are two reasons for this; the first is that the surfer who ordered the first G7 reported that he found that this size fin gave the best performance in even small waves, and second, it was the only set of red fins I had on hand :D I have a set of black 4.6" fins which I believe will give the best performance, but I have an open mind. I will be traveling down south to San Diego this weekend where I hope to get some decent waves and give this board a good trial.
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