Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New shaping bay at Lucke Glassing...

Glasser and good friend, Ray Lucke, is in the process of moving into a much larger factory. Here I am trying out the new (and larger!) shaping bay.

Just a few additions to make, like an overhead vacuum hose and power cord management for the planer, a few more side-lights, but in general I'm totally stoked with the new digs!

I'm working on a customer's 6-10 Mini-Simmons, a great choice for summertime conditions. Though usually below 6ft in length, the shape is very adaptable. Longer versions, like this one, are a good fit for older/larger surfers looking for a shorter alternative to their longboard.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Getting close to summer...

It's not too early to order your new summer board. Check the "Demo Board" page if you want to try one of my boards, and then take a look at the current "Prices" page. Delivery times are now 4-5 weeks, but that will change soon, as orders for the summer season start to build. Order yours today!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

New 8-0 Nomad...

Over the years I've built a number of sub-8ft egg shapes (Nomad Model), mostly 2+1 set-ups, but a few quads as well. The surf conditions in my part of California vary, greatly. This past winter was as good as it gets, while the winter before it (2013-14) was just an extension of summertime, without SW swells. More often than not, surf runs 2'-4', which is good enough for the ol' log, but who wants to ride a log everyday? Finding a board that's a little more "sporty" in performance but can still handle the small stuff is a real challenge. This board is my latest attempt.

Dimensions are 8'0" 16-1/4" x 22" x 14-5/8" 2-3/4" 55.8L. EPS/Epoxy construction with two-tone resin-tint color, and sanded gloss-coat finish. The board is both light and buoyant. The board has a versatile five fin-box set-up, allowing either quad- or tri-fins.

Low entry-rocker makes this board an easy paddler, with good down-the-line speed. Initial trials at Mondos (mush-burger capital of the world) showed that it can handle the small stuff. Just waiting for the next South swell to see how it handles some juice.