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keeping hamish happy....

My good friend Hamish was in need of revamping his tired quiver to get the stoke on for this summer. The first board that he ordered for his every day basic was the tug deluxe...a nicely well rounded board suited to performance surfing in a variety of waves. This board has a flattish deck with a bit of hidden volume and padding for the days when your not really feeling it but still refined in the rail so you can give it some when you need to. Single double concave to a vee out the tail to keep you sparking along. The Second was a Slipper single fin. Just a step up for the points on the sunny coast for wave domination and sheer surfing pleasure! I hand painted them inspired by the Fender sunburst..... blew Hamish's mind when he saw them....one happy lad for the up coming season. 

 Hamish weighs in at 87 kgs and is 6'4'' tall.

                        

The Slipper is 6'8'' x 21'' x 3'' and is 47 liters....plenty of paddle and line up dominance....

  the Tugdeluxe....6'5'' x 191/2'' x 2/12''....34.1 litres

 

 

 

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?