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Welcome Beau Nixon to the Phanteam

Most of you know me by now and realise that I am not your conventional shaper/board builder. I love design and using my skills to help people achieve their goals no matter what their craft.....I guess I embrace the multicultural aspect of surfing, and anyone who loves the ocean. One thing that I enjoy is working closely with individuals who are passionate about their boards, want to surf better and have fun doing it... Beau Nixon is one such fellow who I have been making boards together with  on and off for the past 5 years. He is a super talented longboarder and in the last few years he has been a top competitor on the professional world SUP tour.... a true champion and 2014 Tweed Coasts sportsman of the year. Recently he decided to reconnect with me with the SUP's and have me exclusively shape them for him...working closely together we have refined some nice boards together and already Beau is seeing the results. This past weekend saw him just get piped into second place in the state titles in atrocious surfing conditions but according to Beau, 'the boards are awesome!' ...Here are a few links to what Beau is up to and some of his achievements thus far.....;link1 link2 link3  

stoked with the quiver before heading off....

laying into the rail during the finals of the state titles last weekend....

                           

the dims on this one are 7'10'' x 26'' x 33/4'' and 78 litres

 

                           

the dims on this are 7'4'' x 26'' x 37/8'' and 80 litres

                           

the dims on this are 8' x 26'' x 37/8'' and 83.4litres

Nick and his Friendly Fish

Hello out there in cyber world!...this is a new custom Friendly Fish for Nick who likes surfing smaller boards in all kinds of waves. 

 

He was chasing something with a bit of volume but didn't want to compromise the performance and when he saw the Friendly Fish....well he was hooked. 

The Friendly Fish has a flat deck but the rails are still low and foiled and typical of high performance boards. This gives Nick the advantage of being able to bust out the moves while maintaining the luxury qualities of a fish.... the Fouruster fin configuration for optimum functionality.

I custom hand-painted this board for Nick ....something  green and blue and up to you is what he said...This board features a poly propylene tail pad on the deck for added strength and the blue stripe on the bottom is actually high tenacity poly ethylene...we just call it blue nylon.

Nick is about 6' 1'' tall and weighs 92 kgs.

This board is  5'9" x 201/2" x 25/8" and is 35.5 litres. 

               

 

Scott and the new Shovelhead

I met Scott a while back while surfing the local on a less that average day and couldn't help but wonder how such a big guy (95kgs) went in the less than ideal conditions....It was knee high and gutless.... He had mals for the paddle and float but really missed the maneuverability of the shorter boards

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