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''