Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Balsa Greenough

I made Peter a velosim a little while back, I saw him at Sacred Craft where he ordered a hull, then we missed crossing paths when I went out of town for a day and he drove through...this is what he wanted to show me.  His father-in-law's balsa bellyboard, cutsom built by George Greenough when they were young...what a peice of history this one is...by far the earliest GG board I've come across so far.

For historical reference, Greenough's general board progression went:
full balsa
balsa railed spoons
foam spoons (velo style)
then triplane designs
then edgeboards

...so this pre-dates Velo and any other GG spoon.