first board - need your help

Hello everyone,

I’m planig to build my first board, a 8’5" longboard. Its my first shape atemp. I made this template with akushaper, that’s how the outline should look like.

But I don’t know yet how to design the rails, rocker and the thickness of the board.

It would be great, if anyone could help me with the template.



Greetings from Germany


Hi Thomas!

All looks pretty good to me . . . Should make a nice easy rider.

I used this to help me do my first . . . plus digging around the Sways archive.