My latest board is working well -
7’5", 10.75 nose, @22" wide (can’t remember how much I narrowed it), I can get wide point info - I’ll tell you this, then toe side is ahead of the heel side, 13.75 tail. 3.5" "belly… blah, blah, blah… channels, V’s ect.
I will say this specifically - I put about 6-7" of “flip” in the last 8-9" of the nose, and there is heavy V/hull out there… from the deck the rail line looks real low rocker - I kept the stringer near straight from the 3.5" belly area, about 2.5’ from the nose, the stinger curves up slightly and thins to about 2.5" till about 3-4" from the nose. The rails go from about 1.75" at belly to @.5" just before then tip, to the rails are around an inch thick lets say when the stringer is about 2.5" thick - to save on volume out there I scooped out the deck on both sides of the stringer (I left the stringer thick as I’ve snapped the nose of some boards with “normal” stringers - I make mine out of clear cedar, this ones around .5" thick - and I’ve buckled half the nose, to the stringer on one I made, so I’m trying to work on that too. Are you still w/me??? Ha!). So the bottom looks like the front of a boat sort of, w/about 1.5" of V/hull from the center/stringer to the rail line, than @ 18" from nose a deep channel starts, only 7" wide. The channel, which goes to 6", and V panels all resolve to flat about 6" behind the center line, which puts it between my feet.
I wrote all that to say this: I surfed some waist to chest high suck out reef yesterday -second session on the board - and even on the latest drops I never had a problem with the nose catching/pearling/etc. Just what I planned for. Very stoked I must say… ended my two session day w/a decent little chest high barrel… very stoked.
I’m wanting to get a camera to post picutures. I’m going to buy a used one, so what kind of advice do my Sway-breathren have? Minimum pixals, brand, etc… Do I need soft ware to get the pics onto my computer? I know I’ll need a cord - no biggy - but the last dig. cam. I had was a piece of poo, and needed software to support it… and it went crappy. The cameras I was looking at at a pawn shop didn’t come w/any discs, so I don’t want to get burned like that. Don’t forget - I’m only peering out of my “cheap ass master” cave, so steer me in the “minimal” requirements direction (I know I want to get one good enough so I can take pictures that won’t look blurry when blown up.)