Those parallel railed, wide tailed logs...

Planktom

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You know the ones - Michael Takayama, Dane Perlee, maybe one or two others (Toots maybe?) are making?

Any JB'ers riding them? They seem to be working well under the feet of talented people, but curious to know how they go for mere mortals.
 

Tenfooter

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I dont know if mine applies to that category, but lately I ve been riding a Joel Tudor 10 ft
I dont even know the model, o who shaped it

but it does have a big ass wide square tail, parallel rails, kinda flat, nose scoop, triple stringer, etc.
all what I want in a board.
and I beat the crap out of this log, and still performs on every single wave, from ankle biters, to overhead
If the ones you mention are like this one, I wanna try them out too
 

Planktom

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Dane's seem more extreme in planshape than the Takayamas - hardly any curve at all from centre to tail. Tailblock must be at least 12" across.
 

Planktom

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There's some good footage of Dane surfing his own board in half decent waves and he's turning sweetly, but I was surprised how well the Michael went under Kaniela Stewart's feet in tiny NY surf.

I would be interested to look at that bottom shape and rail rocker line. My money is on some similarity with a Hot Gen style board in terms of rocker etc... Interesting design.
 

JBorbone

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There's some good footage of Dane surfing his own board in half decent waves and he's turning sweetly, but I was surprised how well the Michael went under Kaniela Stewart's feet in tiny NY surf.

I would be interested to look at that bottom shape and rail rocker line. My money is on some similarity with a Hot Gen style board in terms of rocker etc... Interesting design.

in fairness, Kani would have made a refrigerator box look fun in that contest. typical case of archer, not arrow.
 




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