Shaper thread (show us what you are shaping)

JMJackFish

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Couple that I have been working on - doing laps
 

WesCantDress

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Just got two more boards back from glassing. 8'4 double ender and a 7'6 chop tail speed shape. The former is a relatively new shape for me and the latter is the next step in the refinement of a shape I've really been digging on.

The 8'4 Double Ender has a hull entry to rolled bottom to slight vee out the back. Taking inspiration from my Hot Gen, I packed a hair over 3" thickness at the stringer, but foiled that out to the perimeter. Low rocker + speedy planshape, coupled with light vee and hard edge in the tail, yielded some serious get up and go. The main goal was paddle power plus confidence underfoot in bigger surf at point breaks. But has worked really well in beach breaks so far, and based on that I'm itching to get it out in bigger. Pretty stoked with it.

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WesCantDress

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When it comes to the 7'6 Speed Shape (chop tail), prior boards have been shaped from the US Blanks 8'4 SP, but for this iteration I tried a the 8'3H which would lend itself to a more naturally foiled nose and tail - it came out well. S-Deck keeps 3" of foam under the torso and spiral vee brings a super fun looseness to that generous rear end. Lowe rocker, wide point back, evolution era planshape catches anything in knee high and up. Hull entry to blended triplane to spiral vee out the tail. No hard edges. 2+1 setup, but side bites are only needed when it gets to shoulder high plus. As usual wifey came through with the photos. The stoke is way high!!

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Surfnfish

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Just got two more boards back from glassing. 8'4 double ender and a 7'6 chop tail speed shape. The former is a relatively new shape for me and the latter is the next step in the refinement of a shape I've really been digging on.

The 8'4 Double Ender has a hull entry to rolled bottom to slight vee out the back. Taking inspiration from my Hot Gen, I packed a hair over 3" thickness at the stringer, but foiled that out to the perimeter. Low rocker + speedy planshape, coupled with light vee and hard edge in the tail, yielded some serious get up and go. The main goal was paddle power plus confidence underfoot in bigger surf at point breaks. But has worked really well in beach breaks so far, and based on that I'm itching to get it out in bigger. Pretty stoked with it.

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Bruce Fowler

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This is a 7'6"x22-5/8 x"3" "Deja Vu.
The obvious feature is the three 1/4" Balsa Stringers with Black Glue Ups spread @ 6-1/2" apart.
The board has soft tapered "Speed Egg" type rails transitioning to what we used to call a 1/3rd Downrailer.
There's a wee bit of Belly in the nose but it's more a rounded taper out at the rails. Flat at center stringer and flat thru most the board until
the Panel V kicks in for the last third of the board.

I've been using quite a bit of Balsa in different configurations (Double, Triple & Quadruple Paralams, Wedges, etc.) for the last year or so. The Balsa
demands SHARP TOOLS for shaping, but it's a gr8 way to add some Stringer Wow Factor while keeping weight down & still strong.

I'll post a bit more over on the other thread where someone is asking if anyone has been using much Balsa.
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