Post by mikethelogger on Apr 11, 2012 0:27:00 GMT -5
hey everyone! probably getting ahead of myself already but i had this bouncing around in my head all weekend, I want to make the classic glide larger than 9'2" more around 9'8" up to 10 foot, with more thickness, around 3 1/2 or so, but im worried about blowing the blueprints up as that will change the shape of the rocker as well im sure (more banana-like) im guessing as it will increase nose and tail rocker, Chad told me it probably wont change how the board will ride (much) but! all i ride is longboards and i will most likely see, and feel the difference! unlesssssss you guys really think it will be all proportionate with the added thickness, width and length, having the same outline/look as the stock 9'2" classic glide.
even though today's boards have tail blocks D fins and all the old school bells and whistles, most of them miss the key point is that they were shaped with minimal rocker for speed (now a-days all the modern "performance" boards have tons of nose rocker that push water while you paddle and trim the board) and just will not glide the way the boards shaped in the 60's will!
thanks for tuning in! peace out! and a late happy Easter!
Post by mikethelogger on Apr 12, 2012 12:56:12 GMT -5
OK! got my outside work shop built out of old 2x4's for the messy parts of the build, im just going to have a couple copies printed at different percentages and just check out what the spine template looks like compared to normal 100% print size!
" Hey Whats that!? I think its a shark... "Really? should we move or go in? that fins huge!" Nah only short boarders are really in the water anyway! CHancE-UM!