I'm a long time lurker about to try to make my first board. I was going to go the whole hog and try to B&Q EPS but now I think I'll make my life a little easier by starting with a blank. The question is, which one?
There's this one:http://www.trioceansurf.co.uk/surfboard ... -710-blank
Or this one:http://www.trioceansurf.co.uk/foam-surf ... -611-blank
Neither of them are perfect. The minimal will let me chop a foot off either end and leave me with:
Nose = 19.75" and 2.25" rocker
Mid = 23.5" and 3.25" thick
Tail = 16" and 2.125" rocker
The Fish would be a foot off the tail:
Nose = 7.75" and 4.5" rocker
Mid = 24.5" and 3.375" thick
Tail = 19.25" and 2.25" rocker
Clearly there's features of both that I like and dislike. I like the wider tail and thicker mid section of the fish but not the nose rocker. I like the nose rocker of the minimal but not the reduced width if the tail....
Now, I know I could get this Sim blank:http://www.homeblown.co.uk/product/359/
But it's £125.89 including shipping, while the fish is only £72.35 and the minimal £79.55... so it's got to be one of these two unless someone can suggest a better option...
So, what's the best compromise here? Too much rocker and a narrow nose on the fish or thinner tail and less width on the minimal. Help please....