This was my Second board ; the first one was the same design but made of 1/2" Basswood Ply. It was a 158 X 48. I cut it a bit large & tossed it into a Hot jacuzzi for the night, then braced it up on a jig and let it dry slowly. It was Heavy. So i made a rocker table mold & built a carbon & 3lb density foam one. it was kinda OK light, till i learned to jump, that's when i found out about extra shear-web under the heal.
It is still my favorite board in light wind cause i can ride it flat & still upwind ; because of the fin array on the heal-side. Turns out I Needed them when first learning to ride with the prosthetics. All my balance comes from sheeting.
I've ridden it in a 40mph with my 10m PL venom.
I first tried to learn a back-roll on it but couldn't till going down in size to a 142 Underground. Even on the Underground i need a variation on the same fins. I use (4), 2" Dolphin at the normal spots but on the Heal-side i placed a 1.5" X 5" long fin, in front of & to the rail side of the Dalphin. It grips Well. Too well for a lighter than 212lb rider like me -- but again i Need the resistance with the fake-legs. I took a Bunch to learn to ride on the double prosthetic ; things like Pidgin-tow instead of a Duck stance (exc...
UAH -- it's OK to Laugh -- it was my First try at a molded board & i learned a Lot !! Made it in 2005 . I lost ALL of 2008 in a wheel-chair & started boarding again in the winter of 2009 .
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