Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Super 6 for Alex




New shape for Alex
 Scooped nose Hull up front, down rail with spiral vee in the tail


Some words from Alex "The Super 6 design is a Transitional Displacement Hull. The idea was to create a board with hull characteristics with modern short board turning control under the back foot. Its a lively board to ride either as a single fin or with the added side bite options. The single fin an inch up from the back of the box will give the board a loose feel, you can engage the rail more on the turns and maintain loads of speed. When the waves are steeper, the side bites (all set in a line - moving the single fin up further) will tighten up the back of the board and stop it sliding out. Thickness distribution plays a big part in the board, its almost 3" thick under your chest for moving around quickly in the line up and paddling in early, this volume then quickly tapers out to the rails and down towards the tail. Also, the foam in the nose is taken out to enable you to drop the entire length of the rail into the turn, on more pivotal turns, it feels light and responsive.  Its a board that takes a bit of time to figure out, constantly shifting your weight and feet around to connect turns, more weight forward to feel the hull and increase speed, weight back for snappy turns back into the pocket."

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Lumus feedback



Well it's been a long time but finally I'm able to report on the Lumus. After a few complications with the leg I'm getting back to fitness and  able to surf pretty much normally again.

I've now surfed the board in a fairly wide range of conditions over the last few weeks ranging from completely awful where the Lumus made the most of what was available to really decent French beach break at about 4 foot...absolutely great!
The board paddles and catches stuff well, accelerates quickly and makes it's way easily past flat/weak sections but still holds a line on steeper faces. When there is some power in the wave she flies...a real speed machine! Turns - not something I'm renowned for doing too many of - are smooth and effortless and the board is encouraging me to surf in different ways. Plus with a somewhat different shape, great glass job, resin tint and bamboo fins it's a real head turner and raising a fair bit of interest.

Surfed it again last night in fairly chunky onshore conditions. Even on the bigger drops the board was solid and comfortable when I thought the wider tail might move around a bit. On the odd waves that held up a bit the board really gets up and goes...we get a lot of second rate waves up here so something that makes the most of anything is important to me fir a fun session!



I'm extremely pleased I went for the Lumus...finally a smaller board that I'm really enjoying riding and not tempted to drift back to my big boards...may even be tempted by a sub 6 foot one sometime?

Many thanks for a great board and great service!

Best Regards, Roger

Tuesday, 27 September 2011


It's always great to meet the people that you have built boards for.
I built Darryl a Prophet a few years back and bumped into him for the first time at the Fish Fry in Crackington.
thanks for the Clip.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

shapes


9'10" Glider for Mark


6'2" Lumus for Liam

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Cassette feedback


while exiting the water the lifeguards rolled up and were all over the board- "what's that, where d'ya get it- we seen ya out there on the nose every wave" 

type thing- I'm starting to think we should have just sprayed the web address on the board, but then I wouldn't be getting to meet all these nice enquiring folk, 

would I? 

Hope your enjoying your time away- will catch up soon.


Ciaran.

P.s We spent the weekend up at Saunton and scored perfect waist high glass at mid tide on Friday- the board went sic!!!! Same thing there, bumped into a lot of the 

local mal riders I know from competing up that way some years ago and there attention was soon taken up by the Cassette. One guy even had a go and paddled 

back out grinning his head off- saying "this is the perfect Saunton board!"- I would have to agree.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Returned

We had a wonderful adventure and saw many beautiful things. 
Here are a few of them...










Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Gone


Got the van loaded and we're heading off adventuring.
gone for a month.
hope to return a little wiser, with some good memories and a nice selection of wines.
will be checking e-mails occasionally.

Monday, 25 July 2011

#9 for Graham


7'2" single fin #9

it's always a pleasure to shape for friends.
thanks Graham, good luck and best wishes with the new adventure.
hope to see you there soon.