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January 06, 2017

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Tug Deluxe for Josh

POST SCRIPT....Josh has just won the Taj Burrows Small Fries comp in WA under 14's on these two boards!! so big congratulations to him and well done buddy!!!....now to the original post... 

Hi there surfboard lovers, just check out these two boards that i made for Josh Grange to go surf WA on. One is a Deluxe and the other a Tug Deluxe. Basically the Roundtail is the Deluxe for High performance, pedal to the metal pocket surfing in clean medium surf. Maximum sensitivity and critical reactivity....just what you need for comp surfing at elite levels.  The swallowtail Tug Deluxe is a slightly shorter and wider board for the less forgiving surf that is generally encountered during competition....you know small, gutless and junky. Both boards are EPS foam and Epoxy resin for the added pop and spark that gives Josh the feeling and performance to really open up his game. I hand made the fins with a specially designed template to suite Josh given the feedback over the years. Totally glassed my me and Yuki finished them off.

                                    .......Josh is 5'3" tall and weighs 49kgs...

                           

.... the Deluxe dimensions...5'4'' x 171/4'' x 21/8'' and 20 litres.....

                          

...the dimensions on the Tug Deluxe....5'3'' x 171/2'' x 21/8'' and 20.8 litres....

POST SCRIPT!!!...Josh has just won the Taj Burrows Small Fries comp in WA under 14's on these two boards!! so big congratulations to him and well done buddy!!!

 

Harmony Hull for Kevola

Hi there surf junkies,  just a quick look at a Harmony Hull that I did for my mate Kevola. Loving the concept but liking a bit more length we stretched out this popular design to 8 feet. This board was hand painted by me and Kevola added the OM and mantra across the bow. A one off custom skull logo on the bottom to finish her up. Yuki and I glassed her before choosing my own designed  Harmony fin for the centre fin and the side bites were the rear quads out of the CGQB's.  

She's was out the door before Longo got a chance to video her but I'm sure a picture's word a thousand word and here they are...

                            

      ....the dimensions are 8' x 221/2'' x 3''....Kevloa is about 6' and weighs 95 kgs.....

                            

...I think he is happy with it !! .....Cheerios amigos!

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 ....

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 

 

Luxe with a tweak

So I have this awesome design that I've been riding for a while now...the Luxe-twin....it's the Ross inspired twinny that I can't seem to ride enough of...well Dan loved the shape but was not so sure of the twin fin thing. After a chat we arrived at the five fin option, something that I initially hadn't considered for this design, though not without merit. I did a similar thing to a Rocket fish design which was originally a twin fin shape back in the day when Rasta was riding for me. I digress...Dan was looking for something that would ham it up on the less than favourable days but would still serve it up when the waves were ideal. Custom shaped, hand painted and glassed by Yuki and I.... bespoke leggy loop and all. 

 ......... the dims on this puppy...5'5'' x 19'' x 21/4'' ..Dan is 66kgs and about 5'9''.....

 ...earlier on I made Dan a tug deluxe for the step up days....here he is in Fiji giving it some stick

 

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 :-) 

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