I've shaped a bunch of boards now, the first ones being on clark and the last few on no name or whatever Mitchell pawned off on me . I swear I can't tell the difference between any of them. I guess I am not sophisticated enough to appreciate clark foam.
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Thread: clark foam
May 27, 2011, 10:56 AM #12
May 27, 2011, 11:48 AM #13
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- milton delaware
speaking of blanks...
Anyone on here shaped Eskimo Foam?
Their blank catalog is sick, and i love some of their fishy blanks because they have some that are wide like the Clark/US 6'2" C but Eskimo's is only 2 3/4" thick instead of 3 1/4"
Considering all the small performance fishes being made that nobody (myself included) really wants to be more than 2 1/2" thick, it always drove me nuts having to make like 10-2 complete passes on the bottom using the Clark and US fish blanks.
I talked to their rep about getting some, and basically was told that all the eskimo blank are scooped up by shaper that are local to their San Diego and Florida distribution hubs.
May 27, 2011, 05:42 PM #14
Have not tried Eskimo foam. Sounds perfect for those summer groveler boards and mod fish so popular these days. But I'm right there with you on the magic 2 1/2" thickness number. Unless your a really big guy, a really old guy, or a novice, 99% of the time 2 1/2 is plenty.
On a side note... all my personal boards are 2 1/2... retro fish, PSB, and big wave board. It's the magic number for me on everything except a log. All the other differences are in rocker, foil, template, etc... but thickness stays the same. Sounds so wrong but it feels so right!