Building custom board need suggestions

Building custom board need suggestions

Post by 2i12hecke.. » Sun, 12 Mar 1995 12:00:54


I have built several custom boards for myself in the past 5 years. Unfortunatly my best wave board was stolen out of my van last fall and I need to replace it.  It was a replica of a Lagosz 7'10" spoon nose. I loved the way that this board handled while carving in waves and how I could get away with *** while doing jibes.  These two atributes were due to the tappered in tail and soft rails in the center of the board along with most of the volume being in the center of the board.  However, I have sailed a

 rather wide center to a no nose which is quite narrow.  Thanks for any responses!!!  Hope ya catch some good air!!!!
 
 
 

Building custom board need suggestions

Post by Barron Merte » Tue, 14 Mar 1995 22:15:38

Quote:

>carving a no nose design on the front.  Does anyone see any potential problems
>with this design or do you have any suggestions?  The board will be 7'10" again.
> My only question in my mind is going from a
> rather wide center to a no nose which is quite narrow.

I would question how you are going to merge the two opposite ideas, the spoon
shape has lots of width in the nose and the volume is balanced to the middle
(I believe there is usually not that much nose scoop either) the spoon shape
tends to leave you with a short stubby board since it is so wide.
On the other hand the no-nose has very little width or volume in the nose and
the volume is balanced behind center.

Correct me if I am wrong, but, if you put a no-nose front on a spoon back will
you not simply end up with a much smaller board.

My suggestion would be to build a wide no-nose (wide for bottom end and to
give you lots of outline curve for turniness) with a moderate nose width,
think of a nose half way between old and new.  My guess is this would give you
a turny wave board with a reasonably well behaved low end (not normally
present in a no-nose) that should perform well over a wide range of condition
like your spoon did.  I would guess that to build for the same wind range you
might need to make the board a couple of inches longer than your spoon was.

Barron Mertens
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London, Ontario, Canada