by RonG » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:51 pm
by kitesurfer » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:12 am
RonG wrote:So I've taken the plunge and have enlisted a local shaper to produce my first custom-made board.
It will basically be an almost-copy of a board I've been riding for a while now, but is only with me on loan and will have to go back to its rightful owner (and shaper) in 8 weeks. It's essentially an 8'6 single-fin egg; fat and floaty but able to handle a much wider range of surf than the 9' longboard I've been riding since I started surfing a year ago. I believe the 8'6 came from among the last blanks produced by Clark back in the day.
The blank for my new board should be in by end of week (will be PU/polyester), the shaping to start soon after that. Since it's my first custom board, I'm wondering what questions I should be asking that I'm not necessarily thinking of.
- The glassing - what would make the most sense for a board this size? 6/4 on top, 6 on the bottom? V Cloth?
by RonG » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:16 pm
kitesurfer wrote:I still have a clark foam blank waiting for me to shape it!
Having fin boxes fitted for the addition of side biters will not effect how the board performs when used as a single fin. It is agood idea that will give you more option with the board.
Glassing wise unless you are heavy and have a habit of damaging the deck with your knees what you have suggested is fine. Cloth types don't worry too much your shaper will know. How is he going about the copy? Does he have the board in question or just dimensions. Is he shaping from scratch or using a pre shaped blank. How many boards has he shaped and was he recomended?
Oh and well done for supporting your local shaper!
by garbarrage » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:56 pm
by RonG » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:20 pm
garbarrage wrote:See if you can get some pics of the process, should you venture that way. Would love to have had a few of my first custom being made but the shaper lived a couple hundred miles away.
by esonscar » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:31 pm
by RonG » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:50 am
by dtc » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:35 am
by RonG » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:57 am
dtc wrote:Looks good - now you can only blame yourself for any failures, not the board!
Let us know how it surfs - was the original board (that was copied) similar dimensions?
by jaffa1949 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:41 am
by surf patrol » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:04 am
by RonG » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:44 am
surf patrol wrote:The board looks really nice. Did you get to watch any of the shaping / glassing while it was being done?
by surf patrol » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:18 am
by RonG » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:14 pm
surf patrol wrote:That's a real shame about the pigment, and not getting the call to go have a look. I hope that won't detract from the stoke of your new board.
by garbarrage » Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:01 pm
by RonG » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:55 am
garbarrage wrote:As long as it performs well you are on to a winner.
by esonscar » Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:17 am
by RonG » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:34 am
esonscar wrote:Dude - I'm chuffed the board is working well for you - Go explore both your and its' capabilities!
[NOTE: On a longboard the waves need only be a foot and glassy to have fun on!]
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