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Offline Mark E

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Thinking about a single fin.
« on: September 25, 2012, 12:39:15 PM »
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  • I am toying with the idea of making a board that will be a rider but also a wall hanger. I have come up with an outline that I really like the look of but I am not sure it will work in the size I want it to.


    I get the feeling single fins tend to be on the 6' and up size and I am wondering if this will work in the 5'10" range. I want to make something I can duck dive comfortably . I weigh around 140lb.


    Here is the outline. I am thinking of skinning this one with paulownia and spanish cedar. Thats a blond wood and a reddy brown combination.


    "Take care of your knees, you'll miss them when they are gone"

    Offline Dorado

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    Re: Thinking about a single fin.
    « Reply #1 on: September 25, 2012, 02:13:12 PM »
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  • Mark Healey , Slater , Machado. , Onefin Schmartz all in the 145-160 range I bet and can duck dive fine , either get stronger or get better technique and a better sense of timing and when and how to duck dive guy .
    Onefin around your weight range and he can push under his 6'9 among other craft in the big wave realm . Size is no excuse for not being able to figure out how to submerge a surfboard . For Chriat sakes Alana Blqnchard can duck dive a board bigger than 5'10 .
    That being said your shaping talent is really awesome but I'm not buying this I'm not strong enough to duck dive crap on here any more .

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    Re: Thinking about a single fin.
    « Reply #2 on: September 25, 2012, 02:22:15 PM »
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  • I'm with Dorado. Getthefuckouttahere with this "I can't comfortably duckdive a board over 6'." That's BS and you know it. Having said that, I've been intrigued by the Bali Single model that Rusty is making. Get to work, homie.
     
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    Offline Kyle

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    Thinking about a single fin.
    « Reply #3 on: September 25, 2012, 02:28:12 PM »
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  • I duck dive my log, yo.

    From little kooky experience, smaller single fins can be squirrelly, ESP if hully like mine was. Speaking of I miss that thing...

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    Re: Thinking about a single fin.
    « Reply #4 on: September 25, 2012, 02:42:57 PM »
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  • I've always wanted a single with a nice pintail for some late drops and barrel hunting....It might not meet you aesthetic goals, but you could put in the finbox for a big center fin + bonzer set up for some serious versitility.  Then you can try to do some crazy concaves and/or channels in that beautiful wood...have fun!

    Offline Mark E

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    Re: Thinking about a single fin.
    « Reply #5 on: September 25, 2012, 03:03:48 PM »
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  • Mark Healey , Slater , Machado. , Onefin Schmartz all in the 145-160 range I bet and can duck dive fine , either get stronger or get better technique and a better sense of timing and when and how to duck dive guy .
    Onefin around your weight range and he can push under his 6'9 among other craft in the big wave realm . Size is no excuse for not being able to figure out how to submerge a surfboard . For Chriat sakes Alana Blqnchard can duck dive a board bigger than 5'10 .
    That being said your shaping talent is really awesome but I'm not buying this I'm not strong enough to duck dive crap on here any more .


    Dude, it's not that I can't duck dive larger boards. I have been duck diving thick oversized boards that are built for someone your size for two years now and I am done with it. I don't see you out there bobbing around on a board that floats you up to your waist.
    "Take care of your knees, you'll miss them when they are gone"

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    Re: Thinking about a single fin.
    « Reply #6 on: September 25, 2012, 03:08:24 PM »
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  • I guess you never seen me surf my sweet potato or any of the many Simmons . Or the 8'2 and 7'10 guns I had in the islands

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    Re: Thinking about a single fin.
    « Reply #7 on: September 25, 2012, 03:09:32 PM »
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  • Or my 6'0 which floats me to my waist .

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    Re: Thinking about a single fin.
    « Reply #8 on: September 25, 2012, 03:14:54 PM »
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  • I could give a flying FVCK what size board or what you ride or shape as long as you can get it under water and outta the way to be frank . This isn't the first thread where duck diving has been a common theme .
    Your the sweetest dude out there guy but in all em like I see em this isn't first time buoyancy and duck diving come out there .
    Duck diving is about technique , forward momentum And timing and reading the wave as much as I is strength .

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    Re: Thinking about a single fin.
    « Reply #9 on: September 25, 2012, 03:17:53 PM »
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  • I have several sub 6' single fins, you are more than welcome to come by and template any or all of them.  I am around this weekend.
    "paddleboarding is bullshlt, where's my wine" anonymous

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    Re: Thinking about a single fin.
    « Reply #10 on: September 25, 2012, 04:16:52 PM »
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  • i just want to be able to duck dive comfortably.  My 5'7" x 2 3/16" is a pleasure to surf after riding a 6'4' x 2 5/8" board.


    I was thinking since the board will be a nod to the past it should have some length to it. Also since it is a pin tail it might work best in bigger waves and I could use the extra length.
    "Take care of your knees, you'll miss them when they are gone"

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    Re: Thinking about a single fin.
    « Reply #11 on: September 25, 2012, 08:24:51 PM »
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  • Like my 8th grade Pop Warner football coach used to say: "I take turds bigger than you!"
    Just joking. Ride what you are comfortable riding. I will say that duck-diving can probably be accomplished with pretty high volume boards though with proper technique. There are alternatives as well such as sliding forward on more high volume boards and allowing the lip of the wave to roll over you(my bread and butter move in medium sized surf when I'm on a longboard or simmons or wider template fish shape).
    "Live like you're dying."

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    Re: Thinking about a single fin.
    « Reply #12 on: September 25, 2012, 10:05:03 PM »
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  • i just want to be able to duck dive comfortably.  My 5'7" x 2 3/16" is a pleasure to surf after riding a 6'4' x 2 5/8" board.


    I was thinking since the board will be a nod to the past it should have some length to it. Also since it is a pin tail it might work best in bigger waves and I could use the extra length.
    I guess thats a no.
    "paddleboarding is bullshlt, where's my wine" anonymous

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    Re: Thinking about a single fin.
    « Reply #13 on: September 25, 2012, 10:49:19 PM »
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  • I have several sub 6' single fins, you are more than welcome to come by and template any or all of them.  I am around this weekend.


    I think I want to see how my outline works but I would love to know what the rocker is like on those boards.
    "Take care of your knees, you'll miss them when they are gone"

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    Re: Thinking about a single fin.
    « Reply #14 on: September 26, 2012, 12:13:10 AM »
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  • Single fins are for wussies

    ha!!

    Im still mad you busted up the all wood construction logger you made.
    Foamies are the new black