Friday, September 24, 2010

Manini – Done.

The newest model is a twin-fin fish that I’ve called the Manini (the Hawaiian name for the convict tang, one of themost common reef fish). This one has a nice wide bat-tail and low-to-medium rocker to keep it going in smallish surf. This one is a kids board which will allow my 10-year old to progress from mini-longboards and funshapes up to proper short boards. It’s still got plenty of volume and length for her. At 6’ it may seem small but fish are generally ridden 6”-12” shorter than ones “regular” board due to their design. Take a mini-mal, cut 6’ out of the center and there’s your fish.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010


The little fish progresses. Almost ready for glass.




“Little Brother” is also shaping up, ready for art. 6’ 4” squash:


Monday, September 6, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010


That’s what I’m calling these two boards.

“Big Brother” is a 9’0 longboard, full and thick, for my oldest brother.


“Little Brother” is a high-performance 6’5” shortboard which will be my winter board.


Since they both are new shapes I’m starting by cutting the templates out of 1/8” ply:

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