Thanks all, love hearing all the feedback!
@McQuad - As for where I’m coming from… 47, fit, decent surfer, just shy of 200 lbs. surfing Southeast NC in our usually crappy but sometimes brilliant surf. Quiver ranges from 6-2 to 10-6, but usually on 6-4 Eavey mini-simm, 7-0 Fowler NVM (as of late), or 9-6 self-shaped single fin.
@Bruce - got your description via email this Spring and it’s been rattling around my head since. Leaning towards the V8 since I’m loving the new machine you shaped me this Spring. Thoughts on sizing?
@Mizrachi - Marc’s description of the McVee is what originally put me in the headspace I’m in and the ride I’m looking for.
@ekim & @DanSan– thanks, good feedback… based on your boards, what are your thoughts on sizing at my weight?
Keep any more thoughts coming.
I'm 50 185 ILB. 24" x 3 1/4" is standard for Bruce's 8'6" V8's. Feels perfect for me. Kirk putnam said while developing the Hot Generations with Brian that this size was just right for Vee bottoms.
Love everyone's feedback on the different rides.
I designed mine as an update homage off of Midget's early 1st sled. Kept the design capable of intentionally power sliding & even spinning out if you are brave enuff to play with that feature. It all comes down to foot positioning and fin placement aka wheelbase on any particular day, wave, surf spot, or attitude toward how you're gonna ride that day. View attachment 15340
Marc advanced his vee and flattened the tail so his squirt out of turns with speed. A super neat feature that I practice regularly on other designs I make, but not my V8.
It's cool to see what's out there, ride em, like em, love em loathe em............. keep playing in liquid space fellow aquanauts!
;-) ............. feel the stoke, share the stoke!