Shaper thread (show us what you are shaping)

stopchewingplease

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Recently (yesterday) finished my first board. Fully shaped and glassed it rife with all the great mistakes of learning :)

It was inspired off a v.Bowls that I rode: wide point back, convex through front two thirds to vee to flat in the last third.... kinda. Of course with an attempt at an s-deck. A lot of fun to shape, and still came out much better than expected!
 

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Curlz

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Jun 26, 2020
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Recently (yesterday) finished my first board. Fully shaped and glassed it rife with all the great mistakes of learning :)

It was inspired off a v.Bowls that I rode: wide point back, convex through front two thirds to vee to flat in the last third.... kinda. Of course with an attempt at an s-deck. A lot of fun to shape, and still came out much better than expected!
Dude sweet!! Nice first board turn out! Not easy starting out with that bottom shape but looks great
 

lito_outside

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Oct 16, 2020
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Petaluma, CA
Recently (yesterday) finished my first board. Fully shaped and glassed it rife with all the great mistakes of learning :)

It was inspired off a v.Bowls that I rode: wide point back, convex through front two thirds to vee to flat in the last third.... kinda. Of course with an attempt at an s-deck. A lot of fun to shape, and still came out much better than expected!
Props for the bold choice on your first board. I worked off a thicklizzy for my first shape (big yellow board a couple pages back now). Incredible to really dive into a lovelace form — and the vbowls is even more complex.

Keep us updated with a ride report?
 

stopchewingplease

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May 1, 2021
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19
SoCal
Props for the bold choice on your first board. I worked off a thicklizzy for my first shape (big yellow board a couple pages back now). Incredible to really dive into a lovelace form — and the vbowls is even more complex.

Keep us updated with a ride report?
Just checked out your post -- great job, the board looks wicked good! Lovelace is certainly a shaper whose boards take a minute to analyze. I was lucky enough to have to wait a bit to get to shaping the board which allowed a lot of "oooohhhh" or "wait, tf?" moments to accrue over drives to and from the surf.

When the v.bowls is described as 3D, it is no joke. I am excited to have had attempted this design first as it seems to demand a certain perspective on foam placement and distribution. That said I am most definitely still learning.

Ride report is coming, I will make sure to update. However, part of my wait to shape it was due to having to drive from socal to VT (back home) and soon to CO for school... Going to get it out in the water before CO, maybe in RI. Anyone recommend some good east coast point breaks or hull oriented waves?
 

Curlz

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Jun 26, 2020
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VA, USA
Props for the bold choice on your first board. I worked off a thicklizzy for my first shape (big yellow board a couple pages back now). Incredible to really dive into a lovelace form — and the vbowls is even more complex.

Keep us updated with a ride report?
What did you use for your nose and tail width on that clone?

went back and looked and really liked how the nose turned out. That’s where I really struggle - getting the right nose width for some reason.
Thanks!
 

lito_outside

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Oct 16, 2020
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Petaluma, CA
What did you use for your nose and tail width on that clone?

went back and looked and really liked how the nose turned out. That’s where I really struggle - getting the right nose width for some reason.
Thanks!
Thanks @Curlz I straight up traced my haley pin outline onto the blank. I was working off a 7’4 but shaping a 7’10, so I traced the front half, slid the board back six inches, and traced the back half. This lead to some imprecision in the middle of the board outline (I should have compensated by bumping the outline out a little, instead the rails got more parallel than I wanted). But it meant the nose and tail came out pretty darn clean. Someday I’d like to compare to an actual lizzy/pin in this length.


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lito_outside

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Oct 16, 2020
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Petaluma, CA
@lito_outside What are the biggest differences in feel from your copy and the OG?
My copy is corkier and looser. The pin really knifes through the water, especially when standing on the forward half. My clone feels more on top of the wave.

I think it’s a combo of
a) more volume (the copy is ~3/8” thicker because I didn’t understand how much width glassing would add)
b) soft, boxy rails in the middle (compared to the pin’s more pinched ones. this was a mistake from doing the bottom contours out of order)

both boards stills feel pretty intuitive and responsive for their size, though
 

stopchewingplease

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May 1, 2021
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SoCal
My copy is corkier and looser. The pin really knifes through the water, especially when standing on the forward half. My clone feels more on top of the wave.

I think it’s a combo of
a) more volume (the copy is ~3/8” thicker because I didn’t understand how much width glassing would add)
b) soft, boxy rails in the middle (compared to the pin’s more pinched ones. this was a mistake from doing the bottom contours out of order)

both boards stills feel pretty intuitive and responsive for their size, though
That makes a lot of sense. Do you think you will try to revise your shape just to see if you can get a better copy and sense for the shape?
 

lito_outside

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Oct 16, 2020
87
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Petaluma, CA
That makes a lot of sense. Do you think you will try to revise your shape just to see if you can get a better copy and sense for the shape?
you read my mind. if I get a chance to keep shaping (I've moved far from the ocean, not to mention a blank distributor) I would like to keep learning this shape. a way to hold many variables the same (length, outline, rocker) and really understand the effect my bottom contours and rails are having
 




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