Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sacred Craft in Ventura

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.

Stringerless MP (almost)

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 Tombstone

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.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


8'4'' custom Hot Generation for Flo

Good feedback on everyone who's got one so far.

Surfblanks America blank , Volan glass.

9'2'' Spoon, this a combo of Son of Sam template and Jaws type foil very thin foil . I loaned the original to Kopps for a recent trip and the Guys all went nuts on it.

Dubed it the Anaflexia Spoon. Everyone come by the Sacred Craft show and say Howdie, the Yater tribute will be very cool.