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GO GO fish for Evan

 Hi there, this is a little video of a GoGo fish I made for Evan in W.A.  It's pretty well a standard GoGo-fish but with a little more volume in the nose as requested by Evan. The deck is quite flat which helps distribute the volume evenly. With the rails low and foiled and a generous curve in the plan shape, the board will feel fresh and sparky throughout the turns and will perform well in a variety of wave conditions.The tape up, cut lap and custom tinted glass job was done by Yuki and I, and the sweet timber fins made by me. The bespoke leggy loop in the tail is a lovely addition to free the deck space of a leg rope plug so you can get your foot right back if you need to. This forward feeling volume board will paddle in early, catch the waves easily and with the lower rails, surf well off the nose.   

 

                       

         ....the dims on the board are 5'7'' x 201/2'' x 25/8'' and about 35 litres....

 ....the bespoke tail loop.....

Harmony Hull for Ryan

Hi there surfboard lovers!....just another tweak to my popular micro mal called the Harmony Hull. Basically it's the same concept however Ryan wanted a mid length feel to this board.....some thing to cruise on but still have a bit of performance in it despite it's length and nest between his short boards and his logs. Relaxed flatter rocker with a triplane hull in the nose allowing for cheater nose rides. A bit of tail lift providing release in the tail and with the down foiled rails keeping you alive and sensitive on edge, puts you in tight in the pocket when you need it. All this coupled with my own uniquely designed harmony fin templates for maximum performance. Yummo 

As always, Yuki and I did the glassing, so we were able to thoughtfully use cut fibreglass patches for an aesthetic and functional appeal. I feel privileged to create surfboards for individuals and I really like the boards I make. To be honest, I'm pretty sorry to see this one leave the factory but I guess, it's on to the next one !!  

   

                        

      .... the dimensions...7'2'' x 213/4'' x 23/4'' .... Ryan is 5' 8'' and weighs 70 kgs ....

GoGo fish for Ed

Hi there....yeah I know it's been a while but you get that. OK ...just wanted to show you this GoGo-fish that I custom built for Ed. It's a design that I've been working on now for a while and it's basically a revamp on my classic Fun'o'matic  with a few tweaks here and there. There's more curve in the tail rocker and outline, with a narrower swallow and down foiled feeling rails that spiral to the tail.

I handmade the timber fins and fibreglass resin legrope loop and Yuki and I glassed her up at the farm. Ed's girlfriend did the paint and I think it's come out looking fantastic!...I like bright and happy and this is what the GoGo-fish is about. 

 This puppy is 58'' x 213/8'' x 25/8'' and about 37 litres.... 

  

Ed is 6'2'' and weighs 85-90kgs

 happy campers :-) 

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?