Sunday, July 8, 2012

Govinda



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8'10" x 23 3/4" x 3"

Foiled to the moon, flat deck with a heavy rolled vee bottom;  She's inspired 100% by a particular McTavish Keyo that Matty Chojnacki had in our apartment in Noosa a few months ago.  The board had all of the curves that I've been obsessed with for the past few years, but exploded and exaggerated; a truly refined vee bottom longboard that was one of the last of its kind, before the shortboard revolution took hold likely a few months after it was shaped.  



I've been shaping a handful of these through my travels this summer in australia and europe, and when I got home a few days ago I decided it was high time people hack here in Santa Barbara see what's been getting me so fired up lately.  

This one in particular is glassed with a double 6oz bottom and double 6oz deck, plus a 10oz volan patch.  I used Reichold ISO Marine resin for the lamination, I haven't felt a more balanced board in  along time; the 10.5" flex fin is a complete deal-sealer for me; riding it feels connected and smooth...The relationship between the bottom curves and the fin feel seamless to me and I can't wait to get it back in the water after our first go-out yesterday!



3 comments:

DanSan said...

Killa shape and lam

trailertrimm said...

dang that guy is dope

Chonoski said...

YEAHHH DUDE!!! Loving it. Great stuff. 66-69' aussie charge!