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  • #676208
    aliasptr
    282 Posts

    @BobGnarly wrote:

    I have learned in my 2 and a bit years of board building that you always have to be willing to scrap it all to make improvements.
    Once you work out how to fix a certain problem you cant get in the mindset of “Ive put too much time and money into this to throw it all away”. That just results in more heart break as you continue to make the same mistakes.

    My results are very good now, but it wasnt always the way and Ive got a lot of scrapped moulds and wall art boards lol

    That’s great to hear man! I absolutely agree with you about willing to start over with the knowledge you have gained. Unfortunately in business and life you are under real pressures to be “realistic” and “practical”. Often that’s a winning strategy to get you through rough periods but in my experience it is not a good long term strategy.

    #676209
    Scooby2
    623 Posts

    yeah Bob, that’s what exactly what I have had to do. I start with the wide end of a split ski where the base material starts, I cut that out with an extra 1/8th or so. Then I flip the template and place the other pattern only as far down as I have to until the tail section nests into the sidecut area of the one cut out before.

    ALias, – what you mean is that you were a pioneer in the spoon shaping and concaves for extra drive. My first board was a bit wavy (all good) until the last foot and then it got real wiggly, it still rips on a good day in Utah though!

    #676210
    aliasptr
    282 Posts

    @Scooby2 wrote:

    ALias, – what you mean is that you were a pioneer in the spoon shaping and concaves for extra drive. My first board was a bit wavy (all good) until the last foot and then it got real wiggly, it still rips on a good day in Utah though!

    Hahaha yep- let’s go with that!

    Do you work in marketing? :disco:

    #676211
    nedrapier
    235 Posts

    Cool thread, can’t wait to see some of the results!

    I absolutely agree with you about willing to start over with the knowledge you have gained.

    Reminds me of one of my favourite phrases:

    “Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.”

    That comes back to me again and again! And again.

    #676212
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    Here is a quick sketch of the shape. Second edition 😉

    #676213
    aliasptr
    282 Posts

    @BobGnarly wrote:

    Here is a quick sketch of the shape. Second edition 😉

    That looks really fun! Do we get to know the specs on it?

    #676214
    firstlight
    721 Posts

    :headbang: @aliasptr wrote:

    @BobGnarly wrote:

    Here is a quick sketch of the shape. Second edition 😉

    That looks really fun! Do we get to know the specs on it?

    Adam West

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    #676215
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    @aliasptr wrote:

    @BobGnarly wrote:

    Here is a quick sketch of the shape. Second edition 😉

    That looks really fun! Do we get to know the specs on it?

    No they are top secret lol.

    Basicall its length ways 44cm nose, 110cm edge and 16cm tail.
    Width ways its 32cm nose, 28cm waist, 29cm tail 10m sidecut.
    (from memory)

    #676216
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Looking good! I’m a little more inclined to a slightly pointy nose.

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #676217
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    Easy done 😉

    #676218
    aliasptr
    282 Posts

    Got my press frame, some glass, carbon and a nice inspection table. Once I move into my new house real work will begin!

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