I build my HWS's because it keeps me in the surf game when there's no wave or no time. I also came to the realization that I'm not gonna be the best surfer out there but I will have the best looking board. How many compliments do you get per day on your foam board? Probably about as many as I get on my new haircut... 0. A HWS is never a pop-out, will last for many, many years and is a beautiful thing no matter whose design book you're using.
Bottom line is I enjoy making them, riding them and learning from past mistakes. Not making them for $$$. I'd bet all of us, even RS, would agree.
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Jul 11, 2013, 10:32 PM #21
- Join Date
- Dec 2007
Fortunately I pack cocaine into every board I make and it gets sent off the Canada with all the seasonal tourists. Nice way to make a little extra $image.jpg
Here I'm preparing to laminate the final layer ( the bottom panel) into the surfboard.
Jul 12, 2013, 12:49 AM #23Senior Member
- Join Date
- Apr 2013
- Charleston ,sc
Keep postin pics. This is a really cool build you've got going on.
I was kidding about the cocaine. I don't use drugs seriously. I was testing the national security agency.
Tomorrow the four layers will be completely laminated together. The concave in the boards looks so good, getting it in is really quite easy With the flexible battens on the rocker jig. image.jpg
Sorry for the sideways pictures ... I gotta handle that
Jul 12, 2013, 01:33 AM #26
Very handsome construction going on here. nice work! Stoked to see how these turn out.
[QUOTE] RS has proven to us that he has a "southern hemisphere" mindset and that's his own deal.
I am just curious to know more about this ? the reason being I have fallen partial to the Parallel profile method and it was his work that I studied via youtube which allowed me to reverse engineer his construction style. I am by no means biased to Parallel profile boards, so far I really enjoy tinkering with the concept tho.. I have grown up on factory mals and generally love them all except the bic of course... those things are suck.
Jul 12, 2013, 03:57 AM #29
I have grown up on factory mals and generally love them all except the bic of course... those things are suck.[/QUOTE]
I rode a rented Bic at Malibu, and it was awesome... like living the dream of driving a cast iron car: If anybody drops in on you... "oops."