Thursday, February 16, 2012

6-8HYB2+1 for Chad....

Chad had some specific ideas about what he wanted in a surfboard, so I invited him down to the shop, and we collaborated on this neat little hybrid design. For starters, Chad wanted a full-outline design in a short (but not too short) length. He wanted a board with a pretty wide wave-range, but one that he could duck-dive.

Working together with the Aku Shaper software, we came up with this functional little, 2+1 diamond tail hybrid.
Dims are 6'8" 14-3/4" x 21-3/4 x 15-1/2"  2-5/8" thick. Bottom has relaxed entry rocker with single-to-double concaves, and a little "V" out the tail. The board can be surfed as a signle-fin, 2+1 or thruster depending upon mood and conditions. Chad chose to start with an 8-1/2" Frye Flex fin.

Board was finished with "Mercedes Blue" resin tint, orange resin stripe and white pinline. Sanded gloss-coat for matte finish. Glasswork done by Ray Lucke.

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