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Offline frroK

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« on: July 20, 2009, 11:33:23 AM »
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  • New shape by Joey "clams" Falcone greyghostcustoms
    5'3 Quevz for joe frroK
    from his blog:     
    This new Quevz model shaped for my stylish paizan Giuseppe "Frok" Giammona!
     
    Quevz himself has been riding the board and we've been fine tuning it for maximum shredability. He just got back from Mainland Mex with "The Mini Guinea" himself, Chris "Knuckle Head" Caiazzo where they tested the board in the unfriendly black holes for Puerto Escondido. A new harder rail is being applied and the board is ready for the public and the first advocate of the Quevz way is Frok! Thanks dude! Email some photos of you shredding it!
     
    This board is going to be the first generation quevz model that will be outfitted with 5 fin boxes and will have and option for quad.....the experiment continues..
     
    stay tuned!
    see full blog here
     
     
     
     
     

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    Re: -quevz and frroK-
    « Reply #1 on: July 20, 2009, 12:04:34 PM »
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  • nice! looks like the same tail shape as the ...lost stealth

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    Re: -quevz and frroK-
    « Reply #2 on: July 20, 2009, 12:22:51 PM »
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  • double concave?
     
    dig the outline!

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    Re: -quevz and frroK-
    « Reply #3 on: July 20, 2009, 12:27:44 PM »
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  • yes same tail,  but the shape leans more towards the rocket...
     
    the board features a deep single concave to a subtle double through the tail... I watched the concaves being created myself ...shaping is truly an artform and watching it firsthand changes your whole perspective on surfboards and the design.  joey is as good as they come, it was a treat to get to watch that.

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    Re: -quevz and frroK-
    « Reply #4 on: July 20, 2009, 01:05:23 PM »
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  • Sick! Me next.
    I need the sea because it teaches me.

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    Re: -quevz and frroK-
    « Reply #5 on: July 20, 2009, 01:13:37 PM »
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  • Nice.........how do u ride that sh*t so small!? 

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    Re: -quevz and frroK-
    « Reply #6 on: July 20, 2009, 01:42:30 PM »
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  • Nice.........how do u ride that sh*t so small!? 

    I have no clue.  we'll see how I do after its glassed!  ;)   hahaha
     
    it does have alot of volume in the rails tho. I should really let Joe talk more to it. Im sure there are alot of little things he added, I wasnt there for the final touches.

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    Re: -quevz and frroK-
    « Reply #7 on: July 20, 2009, 01:52:51 PM »
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  • Sweet. that board looks familiar. I think you're going to have a lot of friends riding similar shapes very soon.

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    Re: -quevz and frroK-
    « Reply #8 on: July 20, 2009, 02:32:28 PM »
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  • Oh and I forgot the most important part... That right there is a fine piece of vintage.....CLARK FOAM!  ;D    hahaha.... (curtosey of UNCLE!)

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    Re: -quevz and frroK-
    « Reply #9 on: July 20, 2009, 02:33:49 PM »
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  • how cool~! can't wait to see you riding that thing. looks sick!!
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    Re: -quevz and frroK-
    « Reply #10 on: July 21, 2009, 12:04:50 AM »
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  • I totally call shotgun on it when it's done.
    I need the sea because it teaches me.

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    Re: -quevz and frroK-
    « Reply #11 on: July 21, 2009, 08:54:55 AM »
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  • I guess I need a late pass! haha


    It was honestly a real pleasure shaping this board. I forgot how well Clark foam shapes. Its like a weird cross between US Blanks and Biofoam. It has great density but the foam comes off like butter with any heavier grit.


    This board has been inspired by the Lost Rocket from its birth as an idea in my head. I like the Rocket tail but I wanted to steer away from keeping it as wide as the actual Rocket itself. Juan did too. Being as though Juan aka Quevz (thats pronounced: Ke-vez) is used to riding ordinary thrusters I didn't want him to feel like he had to transition from on to the other. He took about 5 minutes to figure out how to surf the board and now we've got it all worked out. The kinks have been finessed out and the board is now how its should be. The only thing that I took exactly from the Rocket is the tail. I'm working on another tail now just so the board can be 100% my design but I'm not sweating it too much because in all of its other subtleties the board is completely different.


    The board has a healthy distribution of foam for a thruster. Its not a chip, as for foam though, its hidden well. Although the board thickness in the center falls just around 2.25 I carried most of the volume through the nose and tail. The rail is a slight bit larger then a typical thruster but Frok was there when I was cutting the rails and I got the "OK" from him on the thickness as he wanted me to go a little more foiled. The rail features a harder edge on it then the last time because Quevz surfed it in Puerto Escondido and said that all it needed in a hollow wave was a bit more bite.....problem solved. The width of the board is 19.25" and as we all know 19.25" has been proven to work on sub 6' thusters.


    Although Frok and Gorkin different in surfing abilities their size and weight remain similar and Aaron Cormican rides a 5'1 lost Rocket at the moment and usually rides a 5'3 or a 5'2. The size was fitting.
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    Re: -quevz and frroK-
    « Reply #12 on: July 21, 2009, 08:59:14 AM »
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  • Frok has also become a new test pilot as he decided to put 5 fin boxes in the board for a thruster to quad conversion. He can now test the board as a thruster and we can properly compare his board the original Quevz board.


    Yo frok, you and Juan Jose should surf together during a decent swell and trade boards back and forth a couple times through out the session. The subtleties of the boards will become evident through shred!
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    Re: -quevz and frroK-
    « Reply #13 on: July 21, 2009, 09:09:06 AM »
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  • I think I might be in line in front of Gotham... Not for this shape, but a great shape none the less.
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    Re: -quevz and frroK-
    « Reply #14 on: July 21, 2009, 09:25:52 AM »
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  • How is The J.Hall X Grey Ghost Collabo board treating you? Its going to Andy Kessler next.  :'(  I'm never going to get my board back! haha I hope you enjoyed it. Its honestly a magical board. There's something special in the board....
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