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surfcowboy

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Hand Shaping - give it a go
« on: May 07, 2019, 01:43:24 AM »
So after deciding to not learn to foil just yet (more on that in another thread.) I decided that I need to round out my prone quiver with a lighter longboard and a decent mid length in the 7í range.

I went to Fiberglass Hawaii with a buddy and picked up 3 blanks to chop away on. We bought a Wen Planer, unmodified, and set out to shape a mini Simmons and 2 longboards.

Iíll post up pics, but the Simmons is almost done and looks good. Iím starting a 9í0Ē longboard next. But after my third board now I really see the fun of hand shaping and am likely going to hand shape my next SUP. (Longboard style or a 12í coastal cruiser type thing.

Just wanted to put in a pitch for those of you wanting to make your own boards who donít live near a CNC. Get some smaller blanks to learn on. Make a few for your surfing buddies or some groms and then tackle whatever SUP you want to make. But after a couple it gets easier and more fun and the few hundred bucks you spend learning is well worth it as you may find a life-long hobby. Iím on my third board now (not counting the restoration of 2 classic longboards and my foil project ) with no signs of stopping.

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Re: Hand Shaping - give it a go
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019, 08:36:40 AM »
Very cool.  Looking forward to seeing some pics.
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