I have an extra blank thta Ken at Segway Composites gave me (thanks again Ken). What I need is to rebuild my 7-1 bonzer, but the blank is a shortboard blank. The most I could get is about 6-2 by 20-1/2. I’m really happy with my most recent t-flex (does anyone even say that anymore?) shortboard, so I don’t need to do my usual reiteration of that. Then I saw this-
「A tales of Amami」episode6/Nakisurf Movie トリップ編 on Vimeo
That board looked cool and looked like it nose rides well.
Anybody, ever make and/or ride a mini longboard? I’m not thinking mini Simmons. More like a cocave noserider, but unlikethe board in the video, maybe with a shortboard-like tail.
I noticed her never gets ten. Do you need that 9+ feet of board counterbalancing the tip to get ten? Could you weight the tail on a little board and still do it?
Kahanamoku style foot paddle!
OK, I'm up for another longboard thread - especially a short longboard thread. I liked the board in the video, it did look fun on those small waves, and I especially got a kick out of the nostalgic looking d-fin. 5-12, tho, isn't that just a funny way of saying 6' 0"?
I've seen a similar approach (short longboard) - "the Shorty" advertised by "the Greek".
There's another one I like the look of, by Steve Brom, called The Stepchild.
I like the wave count factor and the easy-in, easy-up factor of a longboard, but I don't like the room my longboards take up, in storage, and in transit. I'm ripe to try one of these. Keep us posted on your newest project!
That lil’ bitty “D” fin is a crack-up.
No need to cross-step to the nose: you’re already there!
Looks fun, but might be abit of a one-trick pony.
Didn’t Walden make one called the “Compact Disc”?
Cool looking board and retro-fin; the waves were crap but he could still cheater five pretty easily; I concur…one trick pony but if the waves were better the board would open up more possibilities; plus, maybe the dude weighs 110lbs and makes noseriding look easy; mini sims and mini longboards seem to be the flavors of choice at the present time; easy and quick to shape and glass; one small problem for all us" boomers" is you gotta have paddling capabilities and be back on top of some basic skills; what the heck, give it a go and rejuve the old stoke; if it donʻt work, pull the longboard back out and get on cruise control!!!
I put this together on AKU. basically just attached a longboard nose to a short board tail. It has 1/4" concave at the nose slice. I’d bevel the nose rails. I’d also fin the board with a convertible five fin set up to play around with fins Chip61 style.
Would I be able to get ten toes over? Or do you need the 9 feet to balance your weight? Anybodyever hang ten on a 6 footer?
As far as paddling this has more volume than my shortboard so that’s not a problem.
Actually I don’t know if I get get the rocker and foil out of my blank. The blank is a shortboard blank and I know it’s a lot easier adding rocker then taking it out of a blank.
a buddy of mine has a short longboard that was a 7’10 and i was able to hang ten but alot more difficult and i couldnt stay there as long as normal iether but hey give it a shot im sure it will still be a fun board
Just finished one… a guy wanted a 6’4 Takayama Scorpion template with a center box with quad option. I did a beveled nose rail with a blended teardrop concave, to flat, to rolled vee. I think the rocker was about 4N and 2T. A lot of fun from the bottom turn on, but seemed to hang up a bit on the takeoff. If I was gonna do another one, I’d shorten the concave or tweak the rocker.
If you’ll notice I had about 3-1/2" nose and 2-5/8" tail rocker. Less nose and more tail than your design. Do you think that would solve the issues you were having? How did yours nose ride?
Hey llilibel03 did this board ever get built? Love to hear some followup / ride report / pics etc.
Mine is a 6'5" copy of the Walden Compact Disc. Used a Clark 7'3"B. Kind of "chunky"....very fun
Save the new blank, make one out of stripped dumpster LB. My youngest son (115 lbs) has a Walden; it’s very limited. Cheater five’s in the shorebreak, maybe a dirty tube occasionally. You Aku drawing looks about right, but drop the nose concave. This will just shorten the effective length even more and with the wide nose you don’t need it anyhow. Edgey 60/40 rails until the fin area then down-turned hard. The mini “D” fin on the original photo will allow tighter turns in fast shorebreak, but 2+1 will have better drive in open sections.
Save the new blank, make one out of stripped dumpster LB. My youngest son (115 lbs) has a Walden; it's very limited. Cheater five's in the shorebreak, maybe a dirty tube occasionally. You Aku drawing looks about right, but drop the nose concave. This will just shorten the effective length even more and with the wide nose you don't need it anyhow. Edgey 60/40 rails until the fin area then down-turned hard. The mini "D" fin on the original photo will allow tighter turns in fast shorebreak, but 2+1 will have better drive in open sections.
now can we call This a mini velzy ?
start an arguement about who owns the name
and take it to honolua and dominate the bowl?
that fin would hold in on tursn and wheel cut backs
and wide stance would survive drops
test it at the pipeline pay john john to
rip it and noseride back door.
the potentials are way better than
riding a sno-wake plank…
and this narrow proportion
would not spin out down the line…
velzy was always right.