Sunday, 11 March 2012

The Spectro

Spectro rework
White opaque free lapped laminate 

I've redesign the Spectro adding the best qualities of the Lumus four fin Bonzer that i have been riding for the past two years. This board is designed for freedom, precision, and control with high speed, full rail, carving turns, and sharp pivotal snaps in powerful surf form head high upwards. it takes over from where the extra planing area of the Lumus becomes unnecessary due to the additional wave speed and energy. The forward section retains the same hull profile, that is blended into the Bonzer concaves that run out through the tail. The fins are slightly revised version of the Lumus four fin bonzer set up that has proven so successful. it has the good wave catching and low speed planing of the Lumus but the plan shape is narrower and straighter and the board draws a beautiful line in powerful surf retaining the light responsive feel of the Lumus with ultimate Drive and control. 

Both the Spectro and the Lumus are boards that have totally changed the way the i think about surfing and what a surfboard can be capable of. The ultimate goal for me as a shaper is to give the surfer the tools for total freedom of expression on the wave with as little restriction from the board as possible. These boards come very close to that goal. The feelings of speed, freedom, response and control are difficult to describe but i guess for me it is how a surfboard should feel but few seldom do.

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