Fine Fine Line Line new board stoke

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by cuda, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. cuda

    cuda Well-Known Member

    Aug 23, 2007
    Shout out to Brian Hilbers and the crew at Waterman's for hitting this one out of the park. I havent been putting much up on this site choosing to use the gram instead. But this seems right up the jamboarder alley so here is some goodness for your imagination and wandering eyes :)

    This particular Ant is the 1st generation (2nd 9'1 for me)
    Apparently Brian has a few variations of his models that represent the fluidity of evolution and inertia. I'm sure this is no different than any shaper worth their salt but, it was refreshing news for me to learn. Additionally, I should say that I've been getting boards from Brian for a few years now and each has out done the last. It's great talking with him there is always something unexpected and thought provoking.

    Late last summer I got a 10'2 Monster (glider) Ant and a 9'1 for good day 2nd sessions (after ive spent my shoulders earlier in the day).

    anyhow the 1st session of the original was a blast HH lined up and pretty much roping long sections. The board worked as expected but I noticed on late steep drops I was having to over compensate for the flat rocker.
    When I told Brian that and that I was psyched on the board but it would have a learning curve too He shot back that it was the rocker, to sell the board ( to shadydave) and let him make another with the original rocker designed for the board.
    What had happened over the course of this models evolution is Veterano (Tim) Had Brian lower the rocker for his purposes to closer to his Sam model and this is how it's been. trust me, everything about the model Tim helped revise is solid and works I've have had 4 previously and each unreal in all kinds of set ups. If you have an Ant you know.

    This throwback to the original rocker template is just a slight adjustment to dial it in for my intended use. Brian, jokingly called the board his elf shoe version ( I ran with it and came up with a elf shoe colorway) but in all honesty the rocker change is very subtle. Basically more continuous and maybe +.75 in the nose.

    would have loved to surf this yesterday but the rail got smacked pretty badly in shipping.

    yahda yahda
    here's your board porn
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  2. cuda

    cuda Well-Known Member

    Aug 23, 2007
    Stage III fin from Brad at Sunrise Boardworks PC060398.jpg
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  3. cuda

    cuda Well-Known Member

    Aug 23, 2007
    rocker comparison
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  4. shadydave

    shadydave Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2014
    Ayer Ma USA
    Outstanding!!! Not enough can be said about how well Brian’s shapes work for some of us. Looks like my 4th Hilbers will be joining the quiver (3 previous Cuda’s), Danny you have been a great enabler and I thank you for that. :cool:
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  5. CosmicSlop

    CosmicSlop Member

    Jul 7, 2015
    Beautiful! Thanks for the breakdown.
  6. Mango Bill

    Mango Bill Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2006
    USA California
    I’ll take the flatter rocker one off your hands
  7. strez

    strez Active Member

    Mar 23, 2012
    Hamilton, Massachusetts
  8. Fishy

    Fishy Active Member

    Aug 22, 2014
    Nice! What the ideal type and size of wave you're looking for to ride this one?
  9. Veterano

    Veterano Well-Known Member

    Aug 29, 2013
    BJ is a true treasure. And the ANT, and all it's variations, are life changing.
    But as pointed out on this thread, not for everyone. IMO, you have to have some chops & an open mind. THEN you're hooked.
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  10. cuda

    cuda Well-Known Member

    Aug 23, 2007
    shoulder to over head point waves. really nothing all that drAMATIC. I just dont generally surf a longboard in waves over chest high. like i said earlier its kind of a second session crutch. additionally, I think that this is shape is really meant for good surf.
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