Shaper thread (show us what you are shaping)

Bruce Fowler

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Here's a glimpse of another Deja Vu with Green High Density foam in a Balsa Wedge.
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Curlz

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Thanks Brother! Ride report will have to wait until we get some surf, but it's 9' x 22.75 x 2 7/8. WP around center, long nose concave to belly to soft rolled vee to flat past the tail. I have a PHD + small side bites on order with marlin from 101 fins... should be in soon. Ride report with the surf!
 

Scrapple

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Made a honey colored futures base center fin and finally tried some rice paper. I wish it popped more, but an unintentional Easter egg, given the season, is fine too. The more ya know I suppose. The bolt is obviously for increased speed.
 

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Chilly Willy

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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!!

Man!!! You're killing it! Looks like a fun one.
 

JBorbone

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was thinking the same thing. Johnny?
@WesCantDress @deemce i've found that at this length and rocker profile, there is too much tracking when the narrow spiral stretches past the fin, so for the last 18ish months i've been stopping it right before the fin, then flattening it out to a mellow panel v behind the fin. less tracking and still rolls from ahead of fin.
 

Curlz

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@WesCantDress @deemce i've found that at this length and rocker profile, there is too much tracking when the narrow spiral stretches past the fin, so for the last 18ish months i've been stopping it right before the fin, then flattening it out to a mellow panel v behind the fin. less tracking and still rolls from ahead of fin.
Marc Andreini brings this up in his book. I think only his McVee doesn’t terminate the vee ahead of the fin and flat after.
 

WesCantDress

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Just finished this one up. 7'6 x 22 1/8 x 3. Wide point back - inspired by Lynch planshapes from the late 60s, with bottom contours from then and now. Saw this intense clip of Wayne zooming across a section and pulling up into the pocket at full speed, escaping to the shoulder and just grooving off his back foot - my first attempt at a board inspired by that moment. Would like to know more about the board in this clip if anyone has an idea?

Up into the pocket @ 1:26

Hull entry, to 3/8" depth rolled bottom, to spiral vee with a hard edge out the back door. Low rocker for speed. Foiled thickest at wide point aft of center. Pinched rails, 1/2" stringer, glassed on the lighter side. Dark green stripes. Really excited about this one.

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