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9th November 2013, 09:26 PM #15
9th November 2013, 09:26 PM #16
See thread on Jaeger Stone's recent board?
9th November 2013, 11:05 PM #17
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10th November 2013, 08:41 PM #18
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- Jul 2004
It seems to me, this style of board is very much en vogue in most surf sports. As I understand it, it all stems from the 'mini Simmons' boards http://hydrodynamica.com/totem/mini-simmons.php.
The premise seems to be very short, 4'4" - 5'2" are not uncommon with low(ish) rocker (about ½ - 1" lower than a standard fish surfboard, but given the length that is not surprising) with an increasing 'rolled v' exaggerating towards the nose giving more rocker when on the rail, a deep concave throughout (some leading to channels) with bevels leading to soft rails. Complicated design…
This is a Grant Newby Version:
I have to be honest, there seems to also be some similarities to the Tom Wegener Alaia/Tuna and the Jon Wegener Blue Gill (albeit with more fins and more rocker) - which are based on a 150 year old alaia in the Bishops Museum, Oahu...
I'd say the short length is one of the most striking things about these boards. Moreover, there looks to be quite a bit of board ‘hidden’ within the short length and modest width.
If you look at any surfing video for mini or micro simmons style boards, there certainly is no problem with the nose burying, but they look to be surfed off the back foot, which is quite a particular way to surf.
10th November 2013, 08:59 PM #19
as i recall, kelly slater mentioned
that when he broke the nose
of some boards he made the
experience that he liked the
now shorter/stubby form
when he still used the broken
that inspired him to design
his own shorter/rounded-nose
boards like the 5'11" 'wizard sleeve'.
the longer pin-nose of surfboards
is mostly there to allow an easy
duck-diving through the wave
when paddling out.
another thing is, that a rounded-in
front outline makes a turnier board
as some shapers say.
Last edited by chrispavlo; 11th November 2013 at 07:18 AM.
10th November 2013, 09:50 PM #20
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- Apr 2004
Made me think of this:
which Gregg did too an old board a few years ago ( he still uses it is crap conditions). Gregg is a little leftfield, and we laughed at him, a lot, (behind his back). Even though he reckoned it was much better with the chopped off square nose, than it was before. He was going to put 3 fins it in it, but never got round to it maybe he is having the last laugh...