The V-Bottom Project

Qustom

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Jun 18, 2013
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My buddy and I are working on a fun project that seemed like something the Jams community might get a kick out of.

For the Earl and Ian swells and whatever else comes up this fall, we're switching off riding some of my personal vintage Vs.

He and I both happen to personally build V-bottoms and both believe in the overall design as it's evolved through time, so our intention is to take notes on what we each like and dislike about some of the designs throughout history. At the end of the season we'll each build 2 one-offs that are more aligned to what we've ridden this season as compared to what we typically build.

We're playing around with the idea of making a little book to accompany the project too.

We've been taking some crappy photos throughout the exploration process to chuckle at later on.


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Is that a Frye on the right? Dang dude, that thing is PRISTINE! And the board on the left... Can't quite make out the logo, Keyo maybe? The fin on that one is spot on! Looking forward to more reports on this for sure!
 

Mango Bill

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Seeing this and cheynskeezers Carson/Cooper v bottom in the quiver thread it brought back memories of exploring the v bottoms Roach had in California’s soft reef waves he had some gems and I had a 8’6” spencer kellog one for a while. After relocating to east coast this project seems better suited to these waves than the ones me and Roach road them in cool project can’t wait to see the outcome.
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Qustom

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DanSan

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I love my fowler
And would love to try a bigger one
Like the one
Or the board @Matt barracuda is selling
I went through the V bottom stage in years past and had a lot of fun, but didn’t find them versatile enough so eventually got away from them. I had McTavish, Cooperfish, Fowler, Andreini, and others. They turned great, but lacked the drive and projection I preferred in a board. They did trim nicely though, just didn’t feel I could push hard on them.
You know my feelings
 
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DKNJ

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Is that a Frye on the right? Dang dude, that thing is PRISTINE! And the board on the left... Can't quite make out the logo, Keyo maybe? The fin on that one is spot on! Looking forward to more reports on this for sure!
Midget Farrelly stringerless v-bottom
 

cheyneskeezer

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One of the first v bottoms I really took a liking to was a old Tanner daisy ( old is a loose term) I got it in maybe 2008-9. Trimmed nice and I could remember you could really lay back a long turn on rail.

Some info about my 8’8 circle v of genes is it was actually a pig that he slowly shaped over years most photos of him mowing a stringerless blank was of these board it started as a 10ft pig ( may not be exact size) that he later shaped down to this 8’8 that it is currently. I also own his 7’7 version that was shaped out of a old walker blank he had been meaning to throw away… both completely different boards

The 8’8 get into everything but if you don’t plant ur feet in the right spot on the initial bottom turn it lays over too hard and almost wants to blow it. I’ve found you really gotta tone it back and it does more. Rides well from the front half too surprisingly. The 7’7 has a very hully feel. You can crank a bottom delay turn into trim and if you get to a section u can directional change down then lay into the bottom turn and it projects into speed and makes sections.

Both very special boards and I still don’t know how I was so lucky to acquire both
 

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