Myself on the 9'0'' HG , Brian and I keep getting calls from the guy's who have got these, and they really like these boards , me too!
Good paddler , just glides in , really has a nice hull feel to it, also everybody says it cuts back so easy , it's that big hip in the back.
You can step up on the front third and pump it thru turns.
The 9'o'' just finished , Brian , Flo and I went into the shaping room with Brian we had a 5 min discussion and Brian just says, out of the way boys I got this one. Right when this picture was taken I knew I would have to have it.
Brian just about done, so far I have had it in beachbreak , reef, and pointbreaks, all fun so far. Next we are gonna see how short it can go, Brians already done 7'4'' and maybe some longer than 9'0''.
The Creepy. The modified maple bar- still one of the finest small wave noseriders around. You can still get chuckles up Santa Barbara way if you mention Seth Rinaldi on Creepy #1 in 4'-5' low tide Rincon and getting his socks knocked off four out of five waves- but that fifth wave! Of course, the legend was made in waves 1/2 to a third that size. This is Bjorn's new anti-SUP device, 9'8, 20", yes, 20" x 23 1/4 x 16 1/2, 3 1/8. Nose rocker? I don't need no stinking nose rocker! The original Linda Blair Exorcist bile green. SUPs: Your mother does what?
This board is based off the mid-eight foot balsa Quiggs. The template is right-on, ditto the bottom contour and thickness distribution. I've made the rocker somewhat friendlier. It carries what I call "golf ball" rails; I reduce the volume going into the rail, then round it out. This way you lose the cork, but get a very forgiving and neutral rail. This one is at the Mollusk in Venice- there's another at Val Surf in NoHo. This one is 8'6 x 3", 16 x 21 5/8 x 16. I've set the box well back, at 3 1/2" off the tail block. This accommodates either a correctly placed "D" fin, or an upright rectangle, such as the 10" Lightweight shown below, for a snappier ride. The bottom of the board has good roll throughout, with a flattened speed zone in the nose.
3 of my favorite boards, 9'4'' SOS , 8'4'' PR 68 and 7'6'' VEINTO.
These have been refined over many years by myself and Matt Miller, with influence by Nat Young , Wayne Lynch, Ted Spencer, Greg Liddle, Greenough, Paul Gross and Brian Hilbers.
The 7'6'' and 8'4'' and made for all types of surf, good in beachbreaks , reef and points, they both have a rolled V under your back foot with the last bit behind the box going back to flat for punch. I love them in junk surf. The SOS 9'4'' is a long quest for the ultimate Yater Spoon type longboard hull, step back on the hip, up to the trim spot and hold on. These all have a certain size range that Brian and I have figured out for customs. ? firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Bass put on another fine show in Ventura. It was great to see all those spoons, since it was Rennie's weekend. As they used to say in Mad Magazine, the usual gang of idiots manning the booth. I don't know where Scott Anderson was when I had the camera out. The big vibe was still about the Hot Generation- that board is going places. I'm working now on a Little Hot- the same treatment, but around 7'0. The Boss.
Surfblanks America cooked me up this blank, and, since I personally know the MP really well, I used it for one, shaped as close as makes a difference to my old trusty 6'3 MP. The idea is to have a really rigid, positive fin response, while the board can flex and rebound during true hull turns- pretty much emphasizing what I want an MP to do, anyway. Glassed with one layer, top and bottom, of 6 oz. Volan flatweave. An excellent job, by the way, by Gino at Aqua Tech- not a trace of twist. Here's a close-up of where the stringers end. They taper, by the way. That's a Paul Gross 9.0 that's in the box. While I normally like a bit more base, with consequently more drive, I've heard on the Old Boy network that this fin really works well in MPs, so I'm gonna give it a try. Eat your heart out, Sam George!
The newest addition to the twin fin lineup. While it looks superficially similar to the P-38 and Richard Kenvin's Caspers, it has a lot off different stuff going on, mainly in the rocker. Think skateboard for the water- really pumpable, with a lot of front-to-back weight shift potential. The front end still has a genuine, deep-entry hull, but it's mainly there for wave entry and trim line, rather than to turn off of. Fuller rail volume for a poppy, lively feel. Notice the fins are a lot farther forward- also a new template, with a one-side foil. Both more hold, and more slide potential, depending on how you weight on 'em. More user control, either way. This one pictured is 5'0 X 22 3/4". They don't have to be this small, but you get the idea.