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Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Veterano, Jul 4, 2018.
I hope they at least covered the lunch tab.
Don Hansen's 50th anniversary honorarium at the California Surf museum, 6 pin tail lightweights.
Disappearing t-band wedges with coordinating color glue lines were auctioned off.
I built the Blanks and was one of the shapers.
Yesterday I shaped a 9'10" with 2 one inch balsa stringers, black glue. Duh, the 50/50 template, white glass block with red accent line, white original fin template, with red center line.
"The half and half".
If you're making duplicates, make them a duplicate
those 6 lightweights were stunning. Bob M. had an original that he had borrowed from Bird to work off of and when I checked it out I could not believe how relevant it still looked and felt.
model still holds up.
I’ll add the “Half and Half” to my short list...
Here you go, built this blank and shipped it to Wavegliders in Ericeria Portugal.
This is one of the signatures of the 50/50, the 2 balsa stringers done with black glue.
There were other stringer combos that appeared on 50/50's as the line progressed.
That is one thing Bing/Matt have done, faithfully kept the original stringer combos for the (signature) models.
Lance Carson, Hobie, Takayama, G&S and others who kept it looking the same.
It gives the product an identifiable recognition at first sight.
Are there that few buying customers who want and can pay for well made version of the original?
Or do they not even recognize any difference between the 2?
Does Don even care as long as the register rings
Looks like this thread brought this little number out of hiding. 10'2" Hansen log in Santa Paula, $400.
9'5 pintail 50/50, rides like a magic carpet
Bob is making 1 for me with a tapered redwood stringer. So stoked to see it.
I ordered 2 blanks from USB glued from colored foam, each an opposite of the other.
One I shaped before leaving on my trip, the other boxed and shipped to Portugal.
Last evening I started roughing it out, but it was glued to the stock 9'8"Y rocker, way more than what I was after.
This morning it was knock down the nose and tail rocker deck side And thin the bottom through the center to flatten the rocker.
The piece of foam I had cut off the tail when bringing it to 9'6" was on the floor when the owner of the factory walked in, picked it up and butted it to the tail colors opposing.
Had to follow up for an added touch, cut and inch off and flipped it around.
Here's a Portuguese Half & Half under way
Opposite colored tail block looks killer.