Montag, 28. Juli 2014

4ft penguin board

i recently finished the recycling project and built the first board for my daughter out of an old fish surfboard i purchased back in 2008 in portugal. please find below a step by step documentary of the production process.

the dimensions are 4' x 18'' x 2 3/8'', nugget shape. because of security reasons i didn't insert fin plugs and went for a channel at the bottom. it comes with two leash plugs and can be used either as mini-surfboard or bodyboard.

ready to get wet in september at the atlantic coast.

1 - old surfboard

2 - delamination process

3 - delamination finsihed and new blank created

4 - prepare the new outline

5 - nugget outline

6 - prepare top lamination after bottom was done

7 - lamination finished

8 - prepare pinline

9 - leash plug installed before sanding

10 - finsished board after sanding

Sonntag, 27. Juli 2014

the advantage of rain

one week ago i went to bremgarten and enjoyed a sunny morning session. 340m3/sec created a nice wave. i will try to go there again during the next weeks to bring myself back in shape for the sgc reunion in hendaye.

Freitag, 11. Juli 2014

diamond is sold

another board was sold this week. marco from zurich visited me and also had a look in the shaping & glassing room to get introduced to the production process. he decided to go for the 5'11'' x 21 1/2'' x 2 3/4'' diamond tail. he's not new to surfing but the landlocked stick is his first personal board. have fun!