Fish bottom contours

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by DJR, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. DJR

    DJR Active Member

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    Forgive my naivety- what’re some thought s on fish bottoms? So far I’ve ridden / super flat bottom planing surface(?) and Broms slight single concave to slight vee- which was magic when mixed with the subtle chine- but never double concave I see on Josh Hall and Jordan Braizie and others for example- thoughts suggestions whatnot and whoferall ? What about channels, deep single, et al?
     
  2. davey

    davey Active Member

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    Channels for sure and twinnie, have to find the right shaper..
     
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  3. Veterano

    Veterano Well-Known Member

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    IMO, all depends on the length of the board. One bottom design does not fit all.
     
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  4. Chilly Willy

    Chilly Willy Well-Known Member

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    I've spent some time lately examining my 5'10" retro style twin keel that was shaped by Larmo. The bottom is incredibly flat. I'd have to put a straight edge on it to confirm, but pretty certain it's all flat.
     
  5. strez

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    I had a Larmo quad that was single throughout. Also a CC Keel that had a deeper single. Both 6'0"
     
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  6. DJR

    DJR Active Member

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    What do you lean towards on say smaller sizes more traditional outline? And by smaller I mean under 6’?
    As opposed to long fish or winter fish styles from say about 6’6 up to 8?
     
  7. DJR

    DJR Active Member

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    Davey- are you thinking about 5’8” to 6 or so in relation to this combo?
    This has me really brainstorming ...
     
  8. DJR

    DJR Active Member

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    My very first fish was a local clone of a SNI fish and was as flat as as kansas in the bottom- been a long time but i remember being amazed at how fast
     
  9. Chilly Willy

    Chilly Willy Well-Known Member

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    The board is incredibly fast! I'm looking at some plans for a Lis fish on Swaylocks that shows rail cross sections with a mostly flat bottom but an ever so slight belly rise of 0.1" throughout the entire length of the board. Almost looks like a very mellow little chine.
     
  10. davey

    davey Active Member

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    Yeah, has to be short, a bit like what we were riding in the seventies..
     

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