Portuguese Piggery

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Portuguese Piggery

Postby Werwulf1919 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:50 am

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Re: Portuguese Piggery

Postby mister-griffster » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:45 pm

Saw that Pig by Nico on the retrodays blog - stunning craftsmanship. Nico can turn his hand to pretty much any board -
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Re: Portuguese Piggery

Postby defever » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:02 pm

Nice! Well this is new for me.

The board looks like its widest point is way at the back towards the tail (around the black circle). The nose (top 1/3 bit of the board) is definitely narrower than the rest of the body, and it looks like the volume is preserved towards the tail.

That's quite different from the ordinary parallel rail "log" and quite the opposite of a typical "noserider".

Why? What's the concept behind it?

I’m not questioning his craftsmanship, just questioning why such a shape. I don’t think I’ve seen a narrow-nose, wider-tail longboard before (or never really noticed one). So interesting!
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Re: Portuguese Piggery

Postby Werwulf1919 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:52 pm

Its called a 'Pig'...a retro shape from the early days of Surfing that has now come back and most Longboard shapers have one in their repertoire...check this blog out-
http://surfapig.blogspot.co.uk/

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Re: Portuguese Piggery

Postby defever » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:49 pm

WOW quite a history with pig! Nice website, too.

I learned something new today. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Portuguese Piggery

Postby Poo Stance » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:11 am

You must have missed this too defever.

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=32572

A thoroughly enjoyable tread if I remember right.
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Re: Portuguese Piggery

Postby defever » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:58 am

Aha yes Mr. Royal! Thanks Poo.
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