Forgot to mention. There’s a short section in this film of Mick Fanning riding a Parmenter channeled single (or with side bites?) and going absolutely nutty on it. Amazing to see some of these guys surf anything anyway they want.Had a 5’11 Parmenter V6 Single, same model Steph rides in Spirit of Akasha. It was a really great board in point breaks, steeper stuff would have gone better with more length. I’d stay in the upper to middle 6’ range and probably add side bites ie Parmenter Widowmaker.
One from guy penwarden i guess!! Good guy. I’ve once bought a McCoy Lazor Zap from him. He still has some beautifull boards hidden in his basement……I had a 6'8" Phil Myers for a season, a Col Smith 10-channel
Moments of brilliance - very fast, surprisingly loose, but damn me if I could not just find the right fin/fin placement to make it more reliable on solid surf, so I sold it in the end.
It was part of a batch that made its way to the UK some time ago through an enthusiast and mate of Phil's, and I think Phil added a bit more width than the standard Oz models (mine was 21 1/4" wide, most Oz versions seem to be a good inch or so narrower).
Witha flat deck and blocky down rails, this extra width worked against the planshape a little and the tail would slip in steep take offs on occassion. For a heavier rider, I think this issue would have been negated somewhat. It may have also been negated with a straighter rail out the back, maybe a chop square or a swallow, to allow the channels to engage.
I loved the board in lots of ways, so much that I tried to get another custom, but the shipping was painful.
Short, hot-doggy channel bottoms are still an alluring design for me though, and I'm not done with this rabbit hunt yet. View attachment 51043
I just picked up Thunderstruck 3 wks back6'4 Surf Prescription that was my daily driver for a couple years. Now that I'm looking at it, this is definitely going back into rotation.
Works well with a 8.5 Liddle wide base