Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby Philchapman » Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:29 pm

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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby tynemouthmatt » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:32 pm

Given the success of the incut fish and the recent failure of my flexspoon project (pour foam couldn't handle the humidity here), I thought it might be interesting to combine the 2.

This time I will be using the scoop out method, using a standard pu blank...rather than using a mould & pour foam like before.

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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby Kirk3 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:36 pm

Now you're talking, that looks like being a really interesting build and a scorcher of a board- get on it!
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby Kirk3 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:59 pm

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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby Roy Stuart » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:21 pm

Inline singles are interesting, how does it ride?
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby flacky » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:36 pm

I'm doing a stubbie quad egg with a mate at the moment, and want a single box in it too. The wide point is fwd on my plans, so was thinking I'd have to move the fin box fwd too, and as a result have decided to add a single fcs plug at the tail, use a little nub fin to help stop it spinning out. So that inline has come at the right time, never seen it before!
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby Kirk3 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:48 pm

Sadly haven't ridden one of these Roy, but Fernando (who shaped it) is a fan, he's been riding them for a few years. He says it rides very loose- fast and drivey like a regular single fin, and it feels very good in turns- there is a bit of a language barrier (on my side more than his, my Spanish is pretty non-existent so I rely on his english) so the finer points of the experience are a bit hazy! Seems like it would hold better when pushed with that fin area split up back there, although there's a lot of room between the fins so how that affects the water flow I don't know. Fernando builds them with a sort of modern HP style outline too, not a 'retro single' shape at all- interesting idea all round although is it still a single or technically a twin?!
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby tynemouthmatt » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:29 pm

Got a hold of small offcut of high density eps (think its eps250).

Decided to use it to do a few more experiments with parallel profile boards.

Going real small this time. 5' x 19" x 2 3/4"

2 1/2" spherical rocker, apex at the centre giving equal nose & tail rocker.

single concave throughout, thruster set up with a more condensed cluster, same as found on the vanguard.

Since the foam is quite dense this is getting a 4oz bottom, 6oz top.

Should be interested to see how it goes.

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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby shackattack2 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:19 am

Like that ^^

Not exactly weird. A little one I shaped that's moderately off centre. Glassed by local shaper Bart Watkins

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5 10 X something x something (I'm not very scientific). Parallel rail line with slight incut tail, extra bit of bum for more planing area and fangs for hold. Concave deck. Plenty of volume under the chest. Hard thickish rails running quite far up. Quad fin. Been told it looks like the ghosts from pacman

Best surf on it at the weekend. Nice groundswell resulting in steep and cheerful beachies. Holds really well for a wide tail. Got me into a few tunnels. Fast. Turns beautifully. Was worried it might be a bit wooden but alas no...put a kind of spiral v out the tail for a bit more of a roll through rail onto tail. The tail has a good bit of kick too and foiled out plenty.

Love it

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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby Roy Stuart » Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:27 am

tynemouthmatt wrote:Got a hold of small offcut of high density eps (think its eps250).

Decided to use it to do a few more experiments with parallel profile boards.

Going real small this time. 5' x 19" x 2 3/4"

2 1/2" spherical rocker, apex at the centre giving equal nose & tail rocker.

single concave throughout, thruster set up with a more condensed cluster, same as found on the vanguard.

Since the foam is quite dense this is getting a 4oz bottom, 6oz top.

Should be interested to see how it goes.

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That certainly isn't a parallel profile board.

Perhaps you mean parallel planshape?
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby tynemouthmatt » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:56 am

Roy Stuart wrote:
tynemouthmatt wrote:Got a hold of small offcut of high density eps (think its eps250).

Decided to use it to do a few more experiments with parallel profile boards.

Going real small this time. 5' x 19" x 2 3/4"

2 1/2" spherical rocker, apex at the centre giving equal nose & tail rocker.

single concave throughout, thruster set up with a more condensed cluster, same as found on the vanguard.

Since the foam is quite dense this is getting a 4oz bottom, 6oz top.

Should be interested to see how it goes.

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That certainly isn't a parallel profile board.

Perhaps you mean parallel planshape?


yeah, that is what I mean.

Would.like to experiment with parallel profiles at some point too.
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby tynemouthmatt » Sat May 03, 2014 3:12 pm

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The one from earlier in the thread finished off.

Glassed with some flooring epoxy I was given, which worked out alright despite taking 3 days to set.

Microballoon hotcoat, 60grit finish, rattlecan matt black.

Twin keel.

Not much attention paid to the finish as its more an experiment with the design, especially the rocker.
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby tynemouthmatt » Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:24 pm

A little project I have been working on with Northcore for one of there team riders.

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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby tynemouthmatt » Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:16 pm

A final personal board before I bow out for a while.

6'11" x 19" x 2 1/2"

Stafford cut out keel toeside, speed dialler quad heelside.

Both fins a variation on the same keel design.

Rolled to flat to spiral vee. 1/8" more vee on the heelside.

Really foiled through the tail.

Real rust finish on the hull and rails.

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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby Philchapman » Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:13 pm

Like that Matt. Ride report please when you've had a few?
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

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I just got this, and after one surf in in crap to mediocre conditions (exactly what I bought it for) it's a winner. 6'2"- I know, you're meant to surf Tomo's at 5'2" and then go on about how big they feel, but I wanted rail line and planing area while getting away with a 'shortboard' size. I honestly could surf one of these at 5'4" and have fun, but at this size it's a stealth longboard. Paddles beautifully, gets into waves nicely and it's a missile when it gets planing but can be thrown around without feeling clunky or squarely- well happy!
Honestly doesn't feel weird or oddball but this seems like the place for it really. Tomo's only doing a limited number of shapes for Hydro outside his Firewire stuff so a bit one offish? Who cares, it's a great board.
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby Pterodroma » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:34 pm

foam&function wrote:Tomo's only doing a limited number of shapes for Hydro outside his Firewire stuff so a bit one offish? Who cares, it's a great board.


You still planning on bringing a few over here??? Would love a custom...
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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby Roy Stuart » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:07 am

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11' by 22.5" 18 pounds weight 70 litres volume, thickness 70mm, various fin options, circular arc rocker, triple 10oz gass/epoxy both sides, eps foam, vented

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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby Roy Stuart » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:46 am

Cyclone Tuni didn't deliver but we got the board ( Now called the 'Witch Doctor') wet anyway, felt promising.

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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

Postby droog79 » Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:50 pm

Maybe not nearly weird enough for this thread but it certainly is a one-off. Recently bust the nose on my 7'2 2+1 magic-carpet/egg thing. It had a LOT of nose rocker so i just told the guy to cut six inches off the nose and try something different and i think it´s come out a lot more fun, if ugly as sin. proper backyard-bodge job but interesting to ride.
You still have to be quite far forward to paddle and be in trim (which is kinda disconcerting on a 6´6 , your nose is almost over the nose when paddling like on a really short board) and step back like on a longy to turn it properly (it has a fair bit of tail rocker too) But you can also kind of ride it out of the middle (as in cruisey glidey ride, see my front foot stain). Looking forward to trying it in something bigger and steeper, always held pretty well thanks to the pinny tail but should be more turny now...

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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

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Re: Oddballs, weirdos, and one offs....food for thought

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Twin plus one by NPJ. Not that weird but not really a fish or even a twinny....

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Dreamboard by Andrew Kidman- Frye fish up front, Simmons in the back, 8 channels and some serious V. Andrew's been doing these for a while now and they look amazing. Bit of a challenge to get right, but when you figure out how to stop them going sideways they are like a well greased rocket.....
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