Thursday, November 8, 2007

Bamboo Fins

Marlin at 101 Fins sent over these beautiful handmade bamboo fins. These are his personal "K9" template designed to take advantage of bamboo's unique flex characteristics and years of San Diego quad research. Front fins are single foiled, rear fins are double foiled. They're going in the biofoam 5'9" for a visit to Blacks tomorrow.

EDIT: I've been riding these fins for the past few days at Blacks and the Cliffs and they are amazing! The board feels extremely fast with a new springy bounce off the bottom turn. The bamboo has a crisp flex that sends you flying out of turns with speed, speed and more speed. Thanks Marlin, these fins are fantastic.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

I want one, too!

As long as I was shaping a quad fish for Jared, I decided that I want one, too. This one is 5'9.5" x 20.5" with a pulled in tail, no bumps, and a deep double to single concave. I gave it some extra love with the wax--can you see the koi?

Tested at Black's...this one has the Smooth Glide.

Extra special thanks to Rich "Toby" Pavel for all of his help on these boards. If you don't know, Pavel is the inventor of the Speed Dialer, and has probably done more for quad fish (and quad fish shapers) than anyone in the world. Beyond that, he's cool. Thanks Professor Pavel, you are the man.

Jared Comes to Visit

I met Jared on the boat to Witch's Rock in early July.... After he got back to Santa Barbara and I got back to OB, he called and said he wanted a quad fish. Here you go, Jared....Enjoy!

6'0.5" x 20.5" Biofoam quad double-bump. Deep double to single concave.