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The more I know, the less I understand....
« on: January 01, 2009, 03:35:50 PM »
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  • Or more accurately, the more I know, the more obvious it becomes about just how much I have to learn. That's true of a lot of aspects of surfing, but for now let me just focus on one.

    I stood around Mollusk the other day talking to Dubstar, FMBoros was there, too...listening to dubs talk casually about board design was an experience all by itself.

    Not that it's any shock to anyone that knows him about his knowledge base, but I came away thinking that he understood nuances of boards in a way that allowed him to take complete advantage of what each board has to offer, what each is capable of, what it was designed to do..all of which of course translates into the water very, very well for him. Got me thinking that I really need to study more an understand the aspects of board design and dynamics a helluva lot better than I do now.

    All of which leads me to the point of this post: Can anyone recommend a decent book on the aspects of board design?
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    Re: The more I know, the less I understand....
    « Reply #1 on: January 01, 2009, 05:56:27 PM »
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  • essential surfing
    read it and than read it again, when your done read it again
    its really important to know and understand why a board does what it does and how
    started reading that book when I was 16 have never stopped
    gave snaggle my copy for her to better understand surfboards the first week we started dating

    we have two or three copies here at delaware if you want to borrow one.
    « Last Edit: January 01, 2009, 06:09:36 PM by onefinookas »
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    Re: The more I know, the less I understand....
    « Reply #2 on: January 02, 2009, 08:19:36 AM »
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  • essential surfing
    read it and than read it again, when your done read it again
    its really important to know and understand why a board does what it does and how
    started reading that book when I was 16 have never stopped
    gave snaggle my copy for her to better understand surfboards the first week we started dating

    we have two or three copies here at delaware if you want to borrow one.

    Gonna take you up on that, for sure.

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    Re: The more I know, the less I understand....
    « Reply #3 on: January 02, 2009, 09:55:58 AM »
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  • Im working from home today if your in town and want to borrow a copy otherwise swing by this weekend.  I remember when i lived in Haleiwa adjacent to the Surf Museum I would spend hours in the museum looking at this board or that and then walk home and read up on the design theory in Essential Surfing.  Of course getting to work at Strong Current and having Jack Reeves explain good glassing vs glassing or Mike Casey to talk about the theory behind a proper sunset gun also had it benefits.  If you custom order a board it doesnt hurt to ask a shaper why he does x or y to the rails or bottom or what if you change x or y how will it work, hopefully they know the answers.
    « Last Edit: January 02, 2009, 09:58:18 AM by onefinookas »
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