So I make things, and one of the things I enjoy making are surfboards. No I don't sell, I don't have intention of selling, this isn't an ad. Some people like these threads, so to those people, well, here you go. And it's getting warm, my hill is closing, the ocean is still cold as fuck though.
Number one, a 5'7"x18.5"x 2.75, thickness is questionable in terms of measurement precision. I was afraid to mess up the rocker. The idea was a fast, buoyant twin fin for summer mush with a flat tail rocker and normal nose rocker. I downsized from a 6'4" to this board, it was great, first wave was a .5 second barrel to a massive beating on an unusually large day for summer. Which was 100% worth it. Slid down the whole face (Twin fins, right?), stomped the tail to slow down, then got eaten by the foam. Pictures, which are out of order...
Note the ghetto shaping rack and super thick board, pre rail shaping.
Tons of tail, mid section and nose volume, for ultimate mush riding capability.
Ghetto light setup to check rail foils.
Glassed on fins.
Fins, which got foiled more before glassing them on.
I'm a chem major, it's urethane foam monomer, this is a polyurethane foam blank. US blanks red density, the 5'10" fish blank, for anybody who wants to know.
Went overboard with the wax, I was so excited the night before riding it. Brought an extra board to the beach just incase it snapped or sank, but it didn't.
It rode well, for being a really thick, flat, mildly asymmetric shortboard. Turns quick, but the flatter tail rocker seems to create turbulence, it's approaching mini simmons tail rocker status. Plus the craftmanship could have been better. A bit more tail rocker and less tail volume could help.