...Its killing me that I cant get these pics to be upright..sorry !
Robert......You'd have to contact Jon Ashton, but with a standard fin set, and similar construction method, I would say he'd charge around $800.
Magic...I agree with the weight issue.....its a big factor in choosing the factory models. And I also agree that people can decide for themselves.....I'm not putting blame on big companies, they need to make a buck too. Of all the people I give that advice too ( just find a used surfboard to learn on ), most end up buying a spankin' new bamboo, super awsum piece of artwork to learn to jib on anyway! I been there !
Nico.... I slapped those deck pads on so quick....it was blowin 25 with over head waves !! My front foot seems to be about half on the deck pad when ripping on the wave....almost feels nice with thicker pads that I used, but your right, I could have placed them a few inches farther back.
However, at high speeds in choppy conditions, my front foot was right on it....
Its definitely better than gobbing wax on it every hour !! and ending up with a big "hillside " of wax ! You know what I'm talkin' bout !
Looks like light wind and clean small waves the next few days....hopefully I'll get a chance to try it out in these conditions.
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