Here you go:
Here you go:
You know, I don't remember precisely; but I seem to recall reading that Dale Webster is a school janitor. Or at least was when he hit 10000. I think that was in a surfer mag article published back near the beginning of the decade. And you thought his surfin was core, huh?
I'm probably wrong bout that, time plays tricks. Dude is far out no matter.
may the wrath of a thousand sand fleas rain down on your chaffed ballsack
Paulownia is a great wood for building surfboards, boats and anything else really. It's also a very sustainable product since you can essentially harvest it and it grows back. I just think it looks kinda blah, especially if its not accompanied with something else. Plus I don't like the way it bends with or without steam because the grain is sort of all over the place and inconsistent. I also would not use it in a solid board like you would use Balsa or that funky Banana Tree stuff Gary Linden uses in some of his stuff because it's way too dense for that application. Alaias are fine with it solid because they are so thin.
For anything you are going to glass you want to avoid Teak because its so oily and I doubt you would be able to get a long lasting lamination.
The lighter (less dense) Mahoganies like Sapele, various Central American species and the incorrectly named Spanish Cedar (it's actually in the Mahogany family) are a good balance of aesthetics, density and weight in my opinion. But I'm also a sucker for iridescence and crazy grains so I would be more prone to using dense wood as well, but resawn into thin but wide veneers and laminated to something else thin and light like cedar to reduce the weight. Not sure but that may have positive or negative effects on whatever flex the board might have but will be fun to experiment with.
That said, density and weight won't matter if your joints are as sloppy and full of epoxy as Roy's. That probably adds an additional 5 lbs. to his "surf craft."
Oh yeah, Roy: The tunnel on your Makaha is obtuse, out of circle, lop-sided. I'm "sure" you're going to say you meant to do that.
No it isn't.
Oh yeah, Roy: The tunnel on your Makaha is obtuse, out of circle, lop-sided. I'm "sure" you're going to say you meant to do that
I'm not sure where you got that idea.
What was your argument for ignoring videos of me riding my boards while concentrating on video of those who have not reached a competent level?
The video does not show that the board is slow, and re turning the riders are beginners, they are trying to turn from too far back.... a typical error which newbies make.
However, this video shows a slow board that isn't easy to turn.
However, the Allison is quick and can turn, so it doesn't get closed out so easily.
An impressive comeback, compelling and well supported.
Last edited by Roy Stuart; Feb 13, 2013 at 07:56 PM.
I have one video of the only few waves which I have ridden on the 13 foot Ghost, it shows the correct riding position, on waves which the malibus and shortboards can't make it through on. One major advantage i have over you in this debate is that unlike you I have not only ridden both longboard types but I surf with malibu riders all the time, so I know the difference whereas you are just assuming. In the majority of sessions the malibus simply can't make the waves which I'm making successfully. This causes the other riders a lot of frustration. It's easy to look at a video and go 'Oh yeah I'd be making that AND doing lots of turns as well' but experience shows otherwise.
You're so full of it Roy. But keep charging a mil for your unrefined, Fisher Price My First Joinery.
As far as the tunnel, look at the pic you posted of it. I also scoped out your website. Let me guess, you did it because the fin is actually designed for a left point break and is not for the failed corporatized construct known as the right point break....
The 4 inch tunnel on the Makaha improves speed greatly, we've had 37mph out of a 10-9 Makaha in head high short period beach break waves... they fly...
Is this the picture you are referring to?