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tug deluxe for Martin

Hi there again....just want to show you a custom Tug-deluxe that I made for Martin. This one is a pretty basic board that he will use for those bigger days. There's plenty of thickness in this one for the paddle but I kept it out of the rails so it's stills maintains  sensitivity and bight in the waves face. A single to double concave with flat out of the tail when you need to step on the gas. The rounded pin makes the board feel shorter than it is. A nice even rocker with a little accelerated tail lift gives you a broad sweet spot so your never out of footing and don't have to think about your board. Free and effortless to enjoy the waves with out the hangups. This is just one of the many features that come standard with my boards. :-) 

 

                            tug deluxe

The dims on this Tug-deluxe is 6'3'' x 191/2'' x 25/8''... 33.6 litres... Martin is 5'11'' and weighs 78kgs 

 

custom handshaped twin fin for ross

Not so long ago Ross from the Sunhouse was threatening me to shape him a twinny. It was a colab effort with him in the bay providing direction and feedback, as I handcrafted his new sled. I really prefer working this way as I feed off the customer's enthusiasm and that definitely transfers into the shape. ....fluted flyers....flattened deck....slight concave feeding a double to a vee out the tail.....bit of a beak on the nose....down foiled rails....Justin fin in the tail....you know Justin?  Justin Case....So this one was hand-shaped from scratch at my bay in the Sunhouse, taken home to my factory in the hills where I glassed it with a white pigment tint, sanded it, hand painted the logo and finished her off for him.....here's how she looks..... 

                               

         ......not sure of the dims on this one as I forgot to write them down anywhere......Doh!!!

                                                      ....at a guess...5'8''x19''x 23/8''

                     

                                                                    happy camper!

                     

Rob and his new bonzer....the speed freak machine!!

Had a great time a few weeks back catching up with my good friend and ex Phantom employee  Rob the painter, shaping him up a Bonzer for his upcoming trip to Indo. This was a hand shape and it was awesome to have him in the bay getting feedback along the way, refining the shape to his liking....foiled rails, venturi concave channels with plenty of paddle power whilst reflecting on our surf expeditions through Sumba back in the eighties... Next off to the glassers to have Jimmy Davidson spray it up and then have Dan Wicks glass and set the quad bonzers. I hand-foiled the single fin while Dan custom made the side fins for the board. Great fun and a nice job to do, made even sweeter by making it for a mate who likes to ride these freak speed machines!!! 

                            

Rob, his stoked grommet and the speed freak machine.....and the ever present Chilli dog!!

                            

...not sure of the dims as I forgot to write them down...at a guess ...6' x 191/2'' x 23/4''...maybe?