Glad to have a real camera again...T.Gord groovin' on a 7' hullibut.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Here's something interesting I've been working on for a couple seasons now that I thought I'd share with you guys. I was recently asked what I'm stoked on right now and aside from my alltime favorite board, the new paisley one, this is it.
What we've got goin' on here are hull curves and basics (rail line, s-deck, rails, rocker) fitting into a more user-friendly template for average waves.. This design/style is my board of choice in reef and beachbreaks normally.
They trim and bottom turn like a hull, full railed and fast (singlefins pushed up!!) but when you get back over the fin it turns like a modern singlefin. It also allows a fair amount of snap off the top on a good section, and long, springy, connected roundhouses off the whitewater.
The bottom shape is a belly into rounded tri-plane with a double concave within, that transfers to single out the fin and tail, making the board easy and not sticky rail to rail, but fast when you dig that hull rail line into a bottom turn or lock into trim. If you flatten off the tri-plane area in the nose and mid section into a harder edge, you're going to have a much quicker, skate-like feel (i'd suggest a twin fin setup at that point, like murray and mimmons). The design is translating into pretty much everything I do these days, shorter stubby board share much of the shape, as do my bladed hulls...its becoming a very nice all around flow master that I'm very proud of!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Nick is selling a 5'10 x 21 x 2 5/8" keel fish i shaped him a while back (check the oldschool logo), this one rocks, i was just oogling the photos of it the other day for some reason and then POOF its up for sale...if you're interested email me ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) and i'll get you in touch with him asap!
this board holds what may be my favorite fins ever...brought back a bunch of yellow cedar from a trip to the northwest (home) a few winters ago and made a very few sets of those!
Posted by Ryan at 5:06 PM
My new winter board is done, and I surfed it last night.
I love it.
The belly is continued deeper through the tail, the foil is flattened a little in the tail to compensate for thickness flows being moved, and the asymetric tail is a trip. Couldn't be happier to own this one!
Initial feelings are very very positive by everyone who rode it, best development is the ridonculous juice out of the bottom turn, extra buttery and VERY fast on rail...this one will be a permanent model for sure...the deck art is an Indian fabric inlay and I can't express how much I love this board :)
Friday, October 23, 2009
Heres Tosh during his second hull-session on his red/white hullibut...snagging a nice one!
Tosh further proves my theory that if you understand how waves work and appreciate clean, fast lines that most singlefins make, a hull will be pretty much second nature for you and put you in a whole new realm of speed and bliss...seriously, if theres a decent wave near you, try a hull, you just might enjoy it :)
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I don't like to do this, but, i have some projects that need funding and i know the guy that makes these, so i'm letting this one go...7'11 x 22 1/2 x 3 mini glider. dark violet pigmenttop and bottom, stringerless blank. great condition with very very few pressure dents. asking $450:
Posted by Ryan at 7:49 PM
T.rev trying out Taylor's 5'1 sim, connecting the dots through the cove!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
So I made the drive down to sacred craft with the necessary tools, a spoon, a miniglider and a 5'7 twin for delivery...got it all sussed out, and hit up sacred craft with my new camera. What follows are the shots I took while walking around.
Hope you enjoyed them, I forgot the camera battery 300 miles north.