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!
Mike Kelly's Kandor construction as told by Mark Lightcap - very proud of my friend Mr. Lightcap
3 weeks ago