Gene and Lance have begun making V-bottoms

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by FirstPointEric, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. SeniorGrom

    SeniorGrom Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2012
    USA New Jersey
    I like the BMW 2002!
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  2. NJ Longboarder

    NJ Longboarder Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    If I was in the market for a vee bottom I would absolutely jump on the order list. Two excellent craftsman with a ton of experience that also enjoy sharing time in the shaping bay. Perfect scenario for anyone looking for a board. Who cares about the "why".
  3. Macilious

    Macilious Active Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    I think that "Rican Havoc" is the Winner and should be screen name that is awarded. An earned honor like an MVP or maybe it should go to ICH or Miscreant. Both seems worthy for different reasons.

    I am disappointed they did name the new CoLab "Meredith" or some jumbled form of it (like Deer Mith) since it was something they both seemed to enjoy riding... One could have designed the length and the other the girth. (Footnote AppleCat's post).
  4. applekat

    applekat Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2007
    The harlot of Petticoat Junction:

  5. miscreant

    miscreant Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2016
    I agree with this sentiment. The spark that motivated the board to be built has no impact on its functionality.

    I wonder if other shapers that have shaped boards by blending each other’s templates and designs have called it a collaboration? Or did they just do it and carry on? Probably a little of both occur.

    It seems like these type boards can be thought of as chimeras.
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  6. Planktom

    Planktom Active Member

    Dec 27, 2016
    Devon, UK


    BTW have you seen Roy's new model? The 19ft 'Reeking Haddock' ?

    It's a V bottom, but naturally far superior to anything that you would have seen..

    (nod to AK for the Roy memory jog)
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  7. applekat

    applekat Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2007
    I'm gonna hafta agree here.

    Plus, "chimera" is just a fantastic word. So tragically underused.

    ...and not just in cat circles.

    A bit of kudos to M.

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  8. ekim

    ekim Active Member

    Oct 14, 2015
    Emailed Gene a couple of months back about ordering a V-bottom. He said he's not taking orders but you can get them shaped by Mat at Bing. Fowler has been honing a similar version with heavy vee off the like Gene's for years now.Andreini and Hilbers have a different take with the vee going flat out back. Have not tried the latter ones yet.
  9. pilau

    pilau Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    USA Hawaii
    I have coopers v’s. I’ve been a true believer for a while.

    I had a Fowler. Nowhere near the same. Sold.

    All you chuckleheads with the Collins remarks... it was a brain fart. I’m typing on my phone. Beat it kook. Or continue to masturbate in public online. Whatever’s.
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  10. pilau

    pilau Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    USA Hawaii
    Gene is a v bottom guy. This is not new.

    Davenport is a nice guy from my brief interaction with him. He seems to be a well respected glasser. Tyler etc.

    Lance CARSON. His reputation stands on its own merit.

    I don’t care about the laminate. If gene is pumped on a new v bottom. I’m in. Board can be clear no lams for all I care.

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