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Postby andyjade » Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:57 am

Yeah, I'm not particular, either. But I do have this one on my 10'0":

http://www.specialtysports.com/HPD-Retr ... 180000.htm

It seems to work OK. I like your style ideas. That board needs a large raked fin. Keep the classic vibes, yeah?
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Postby erzats » Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:58 pm

After reading your post I went to True Ames and Checked out this one:

http://www.trueames.com/surf_select.php ... gories_id=

or, not as raked, but I like the Greenough inspiration:

http://www.trueames.com/surf_select.php ... gories_id=

Drive and turns are what interest me most.
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Postby andyjade » Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:22 pm

I can see the appeal of both. Looks-wise,the former has it nailed. But it sounds like the later may be your fin. It's pretty sharp looking, too. Finish that board up and post some pics. I'm staring at 16 feet of potential paddleboard soon. I need inspiration.
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Postby erzats » Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:21 pm

Yeah, I like the Frye and am inspired by him as a shaper/person too. The red would look pretty good on the blinding white of my board. The purple would too... Maybe both? at once?

Good luck with the paddle board and the stitch and glue. I've been wanting to build a Pygmy stitch and glue kayak for some time, so would like to hear how your board goes. From what I hear, a well-manufactured stitch and glue kit goes together pretty easy. Post pictures as you go.
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Postby smithgrind » Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:25 pm

erzats wrote:Yeah, I like the Frye and am inspired by him as a shaper/person too. The red would look pretty good on the blinding white of my board. The purple would too... Maybe both? at once?

I have the Farberow in a 9". Great fin, fun flex, and miles of style. I wish mine was purple. :cry:
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Postby Doc » Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:54 pm

The Frye Flex fin is what I use on my 10'6"...
It's very loose...
Just get both.

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Postby erzats » Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:12 pm

doc wrote:Just get both.

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That's what I wanted to hear.
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Postby speelyei » Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:13 pm

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Postby erzats » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:40 pm

So, I landed me a Frye Flex fin. Unfortunately they only had clear/opal. I wanted the red. I'll live. Maybe I'll rock that when the waves are wee and then next time I have $60 to blow, I'll buy a beefy Farberow for chunkier times. Or I'll just surf the corn cob.

PS: Speelyei, I've never been able to dig on the round-tip fins. But, I've also not surfed them too much. Wait, I have, on the tangerine tanker. I like that board...
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Postby Ceedog » Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:55 am

Started the cutting on another home-grown SB, 5'9"ish quad fish. Hopefully I can implement the lessons learned from the first board.
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Postby Ceedog » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:25 am

Ready to glass, ended up with a 5'9" single - double concave tri fish.
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Postby erzats » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:36 pm

post pictures if you've got them! Stoked for you and envious that you've been able to follow on with another shape so quickly. Probably getting it tuned in pretty good.

I've finally got around to riding the log that I shaped this summer and it's been phenomenal these past few days. I'd forgotten to put a little nose concave in it and my shaper guru remarked "well, you won't have to noseride it then". True enough. But, it turns out it nose rides pretty well.

Hope you get to ride it before the scheisse hits the fan next week.
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Postby Ceedog » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:52 pm

The tail has taken some time, a little more sanding left before glassing.

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Postby speelyei » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:50 am

excellent, ceedog!

for you guys building boards, not including tools, what's your total cost for blank, glass, resin, fin boxes, etc. ?
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Postby wanty » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:50 pm

that looks great ceedog. i'd love to surf a tri-fin fish sometime. my twin-fin is quite squirrely.
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