Hey All! New to the forum. I'm Super stoked about a board I just ordered from Carlos @ C-shapes here in Miami, FL. I stopped by his shop and after talking with him decided to have him custom make a new board for me! I will be updating this thread with pictures and details during the build. It's great his warehouse is right up the street.
There's really not too much swell around here but due to an artificial sandbar built for a fancy condo there is ankle up semi clean break and some days its knee to waist! Right outside my building!!
I was looking for a year round board that could also be fun in the 1 or 2 larger days during hurricane season. But also easy to maneuver in and out of the apartment building or into the car for a road trip.
We decided on a what Carlos called a Mini Longboard.
Size: 8'0" Width: 22" Thickness: 2.75"
Glassing: Epoxy (my first everything has been poly)
Solid: 6x6oz. Deck x 6oz. bottom)
Tailshape: Baby round squash
width is 18" after the nose 22" in the center and 13.75" before the tail.[url][/url]
I'm about 5'10" and 145lbs
Its pretty flat and I'll be able to walk on it but still has some good angles for speed and water displacement
Skeg setup: 6.5" Rainbow TK Flex in Longbox w/ 2 fcs sidebites (undecided on fins yet).
Thanks to Carlos @ C-shapes for the great idea. Anyone in the S. Florida area should definitely check him out. website: http://www.cshapes.com
Still debating on what to do as far as graphics or visuals on the board. Leaning toward piping along the rails and bottom with a green/light blue and brown resin tint swirl. Let me know if you have any suggestions. I dont want anything tacky.
Thanks for looking let me know what you think!