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    So i have an idea? do you want to help?

    So i have an idea, i don't know why i thought of this but thought it could be a cool thing to get this forum's brain neurons going a bit.

    I was up late last night pondering as i often do about something to do. So i thought why not get the community involved with this? i want you guys to all come up with ideas on shapes, glass jobs, colors, and other design ideas. And i will try my best to incorporate as much as i can in a board, that is basically thought up by the people on this forum. Now keep in mind it can't be crazy. i am not about to make a 7 bump swallow with 19 fins and 1000 colors..... but i would like to get everyone here to at least vote on what would be a nice design and so on... what do you guys think? would you like to all participate in a collaborative design... hopefully everyone can play nice with something like this and if it doesn't work oh well... but i thought it could be a nice way to really show others that local shapers really put everything they have into doing this and we all love this industry... shapers, glassers, surfers... whatever it doesn't matter... its all about the joy of the ocean. so enough rambling and let me know what you think?

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    Yea man this is a great idea! you're lucky you either know how to shape or have money to drop haha. My suggestion is that you go finless.
    here's my reason for that haha
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECqlb...eature=related
    Last edited by 757surfer; Mar 30, 2012 at 01:18 AM.

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    i always wondered what would happen if i had a board with a lot of nose rocker, and i took a small backward fin and put it under the nose. would that let me spin the board around with ease? like every time i put enough pressure in on the nose? this idea was inspired by me catching waves fins forward so i could do 360s on small days

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    I will be involved as long as I get the board... kidding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy View Post
    I will be involved as long as I get the board... kidding.
    Yea! here here Zippy! haha

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    hahah ok, so yes i am a shaper and glasser and instead of just showing work i figured hey lets get everyone in on some work. Im glad i got some positive feedback and like i said. lets try and not get to crazy, but as always innovation is always welcome!

    757 finless could be a good option, but if it were finless i would like to make it a convertible. so maybe deep flutes to act as fins in between a standard setup?

    Stay stoked, that could be a cool idea, maybe similar to double ender almost? the only problem would be control i would think, but once you got used to fins on both sides it could potentially work.

    and Zippy i want this board to be ridden, so maybe i will make it a demo board?

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    maybe a shorter fatter board?

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    Hmm, I like the double sided fin idea. Maybe something that is completely symmetrical on the nose and the tail. Has the wide point right in the middle and both sides taper into a squash tail with the same rocker and bottom contours. Kind of like a skateboard for the water, something short and wide for messing around on small days doing pop shuvits and little 180s and stuff. More like a trick oriented board.

    I have no idea if that would actually work but it sounds fun to me!

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    Hmm, I like the double sided fin idea. Maybe something that is completely symmetrical on the nose and the tail. Has the wide point right in the middle and both sides taper into a squash tail with the same rocker and bottom contours. Kind of like a skateboard for the water, something short and wide for messing around on small days doing pop shuvits and little 180s and stuff. More like a trick oriented board
    + 1...ever do a fin first take of on a longboard? Once those fins catch the board whips right around. def. with smaller fins or some type of different foil on the nose end to make it so you wouldn't need super extreme rocker (not normally found on shorter wider boards anyway) but make the board for more than just doing 180s.

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    Someone developed retractable fins. They never really caught on, or maybe never really worked that well. I don't have a link handy. Can't think of the name right now, but Matt Biolos knows him or worked with him or something. I think he posted about it on is blog.
    When the fins are facing the right way they are down just like with any other board, but if they get turned around they would rotate up into the board. Then you have fins on both ends of the board, but only one set would be down or 'activated' at a time.