Hey guys I started a new thread for the dark fin surf gloves. I shouldn't have mentioned them in this thread because people are marrying the topics. Ops.
steve how does the surf forecast look in SC? Maine is garbage right now. thats whats keeping me focused on my current build.. New England has been scattered thunder and literally ankle high waves for a month now.. Anyways I do look forward to hearing more about your PP board and how it performs. Also did you draw that plan shape by hand and if so do you have any tips on creating it?
Yes I did draw the plan shape by hand.
I used a large roll of brown paper from Lowes.
Cut a piece 1 ft longer than the board
Fold it in half lengthwise
Use circle templates, long thin wood strips to aid in tracing a plan shape
Cut out the plan shape and unfold..... you get a perfect symmetrical plan shape
Take the cutout and retrace on another sheet of paper.
Use the cutout for tracing over the uncut blank
Use the uncut traced piece as a lay down /fit up aide for the small blocks
Glad to send you my phone number if you like a better explanation / toss around ideas.
As far as the board rides I posted a few experiences of my own on days with limiter conditions. I have been passing the board around to fellow surfers/friends and its currently at its third home now. The most recent holder of the board reports the board took a session to get the feel for but after he found the sweet spot it was a really easy wave catcher. The highlight for me was hearing he had a 75 yard ride in. Not bad for the first few sessions I think.