Shaper thread (show us what you are shaping)

ParSurf

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Finished this one up a couple days ago, 7’,21.75,2.5 all loaded up and headed to Cerritos.
 

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shapewright

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ColorWheel came through on Saturday with these 3 for me to pack and ship.
Board one a Triple AAA round pin step deck, mitered glass tail block clear volan
Number two the finished Van Velzer, Pantone 310c top and bottom, 2 inch balsa, wood tail block and Jim Pins on deck side.
Number 3 SWT. 2 old growth redwoods, ice Grey tint top and bottom.

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shapewright

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Finally getting production up to a better speed with Mikey at ColorWheel fitting me into their shop.
Blue tint VanVelzer, this was a remake that got blown in glassing, the client canceled on the second because of the lag time.
Andrew put up a pic of the unglassed blank and it became this board.
Ice grey tint Van Velzer at 8’11” for Rhode Island.
Shaped blank, Blue Max for Santa Cruz with the Swamis model glue up.
Clear Volan Hustler, balsa Redwood tband.
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Expedited freight and they arrive alive, The Hustler on the left and Van Velzer on the right
 

shapewright

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BAD ASS JIM !!!!
I’ve only made 4 of these so far ?
New take on pig style, not so blobish, speedier tail lines.
Working off the styles of Fred Wardy where Tinker honed his chops.
It is The Laguna.
A cut away fin that has plenty of area with rake for drive.
It’s been so damn nice to look at, Andrew got a call from the client, “ is Jim ever going to ship me my board “.
They got picked up today
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heavymetalshop

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Update

I've logged some solid hours on the self shape. Absolutely loving it. Surprised about what it can do. I find it extremely versatile and such a perfect board for how I want to be surfing. However, I've only surfed it at points. Looking forward to seeing how it goes at some beachies soon. Some pros/cons below. Also some thoughts that I would love some feedback on from you pro shapers. thanks!

Construction
- green weight blank, 1/4" redwood stringer
- 7.5 volan + 6 (deck/rails) / 6 (bottom)

Pros
- noserides (5's) and easy to turn while up front
- carves wonderfully
- really great hully feel down the line and off the bottom
- loves forward trim and feels so so good up there. Trying to make a section, just step forward for a nose ride, stretch cheater 5 or just tuck and try to get covered up. so fun.
- early wave entry and glides so nicely
- feels really well balanced
- good paddler

Cons
- rail turns are ok but not as great as my liddle. I'm ok with this.
- get's tracky with too much back foot pressure so you have to be a bit cautious and know the limits. I think this is due to v all the way off the back?

Thoughts
- Make it thicker (3 1/4 vs. 2 3/4) and add an S-deck (any thoughts on what this might do?)
- make panel v more of a rolled v for smoother, less tippy feeling turns (thoughts?)
- Flatten out the V from half fin box backwards to reduce tracking issue (thoughts?)
- What would a pinched down rail up front into it's current 50/50 iteration do?
Any feedback on my thoughts?!? Would love any advice!
 




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