Donnerstag, 29. Dezember 2011


check this out!

green hornet

beside all the xmas dinners & parties i worked on new board and gave it a little colored touch. ready for sanding & gloss coat.

twin fin, 6'0'' x 20 7/8 x 2 7/8

Mittwoch, 14. Dezember 2011

almost finished

After bottom and top coat process has been finished the board looks almost ready for salty water. on the weekend i will work on the fin plug installation, final sanding & polishing.

Mittwoch, 7. Dezember 2011

sanding 001 & prep glassing 002

i finished the lamination process of my first board. the bottom lamination was not a big issue. but i screwed up with the top. it ended with many air bubbles and massive rework. anyway, i was told by someone that the bottom is much more important and the top will be covered with wax anyway :-) the board is now presanded and ready for hotcoating and final sanding. to be continued.

in the meantime i prepared the fibreglass for the second board (5'8'' x 22'' x 3''). lets hope the expierence out of the first lamination will create a better result.

Freitag, 25. November 2011

fcs fusion II

this evening i installed the fusion fin plugs for the 'pocket rocket'. i'm quite happy with the result except the center fin. i don't know why but the router didn't do a good job there and slightly destroyed a part of the stinger.

now, everything is prepared for the first glass job. this is probably the most complex and difficult process when you build a board. let's keep the fingers crossed that this step will end successfully. 

Mittwoch, 23. November 2011

fcs fusion

finally! after weeks of waiting the fusion fin template & router arrived safely in my shaperoom. the work can be continued this weekend.

Montag, 14. November 2011

single fin

i ordered a beautiful dolphin fin in the USA last week. thanks to the quick fedex service it already arrived today in switzerland.

this fin will be the inspiration for a retro single fin board (6'2'' x 21 1/8''). the template is already available. but i realised that i would need to have a bigger blank (6'5'' xtrafoam will be sufficent). the teccel blanks are slightly too short.

Donnerstag, 10. November 2011


while waiting for the fusion template and router (will arrive only next week...) i finished the egg board yesterday evening. it came out a little wider than planned. it has a high entry rocker and flat bottom. this will be a funny board for summer beach breaks.

egg - 5'10'' x 22'' x 2 7/8

Montag, 7. November 2011


enjoyed the start of my vacation by creating a new template (egg 5'10'' x 21 3/4'') and already started to shape this new board. i also experimented with paints. not sure whether i will paint the first boards. most probably i'll focus on glassing only. this will be challenge enough :)

Sonntag, 6. November 2011


i'm still waiting for the delivery of my router & template for the fcs fusion plugs. in the meantime anthony visited switzerland (as well as the shaping room) and we had a great time with family & friends. only surf gipsy jesus was missing :-)

Dienstag, 1. November 2011


another blank transformed into a surfboard. the idea behind this board is rather simple. it should work in the river and is also suitable for smaller/mushy beachbreaks. a flat rocker and 2'5/8'' thickness makes it easy to catch waves. i decided against a fish tail since it is much more susceptible for dings (especially for travels by plane!!).

square fish - 5'2'' x 21 1/8'' x 2 5/8''

Samstag, 22. Oktober 2011

bremgarten 2011

friday, 14 october: left work at 2pm, arrived in bremgarten, 250 m3/min, sunshine, no crowds... this was a magic surf session with toby! thanks dude!

Dienstag, 18. Oktober 2011


the "ANT" grows out of its blank. i finished the raw shape last night. only a few shades needs to get polished away. the dimensions match my plans (5'8'' x 22'' x 3''). to be continued!

Samstag, 15. Oktober 2011


checklist, friday 14 october 2011:

  • surf in bremgarten = done
  • get blanks delivered = done
  • edit movie for blog = pending

Montag, 10. Oktober 2011

bremgarten at its finest!

the snow which arrived this weekend was melting. not too interesting news unless:
a) you are a surfer &
b) you checked the hydrological data of the river 'reuss'.

more than 300m3/s were shaping a nice after-work wave. the surf was on! probably the last time for this year. 12 degrees water temp made it a cool session!

Samstag, 8. Oktober 2011


today i created a few templates:

- 5'6'' x 20 1/2, fish (POCKET ROCKET)
- 5'8'' x 22, fish (NAIL CLIPPER)
- 5'8'' x 22, rounded square (ANT)
- 6'2'' x 21 1/2, rounded (RUSH HOUR)

blank delivery is scheduled for next week, everything's prepared!

Samstag, 1. Oktober 2011

shaperoom is ready!

a few days ago i finished the works in my shape room. yesterday i received the delivery of all necessities for the glassing process. the blanks should arrive also within the next 2 weeks.