Hi, Im wanting to shape a board resembling a Mccoy nugget. I have checked the archives and found a fair bit of information, but now have a couple of unansawed questions bouncing around in my head.
Ok nuggets are wide and thick, and the loaded dome as I understand it basically gives you control by lifting the front of the board and the low pressure water flow near the back gives you maneuverability, along with the predictability of a v bottom…
You need soft rails to cope with the width and smooth things out a bit.
My main head scratching is where do you position the dome? I read that it should go mid point between your front and back foot, the reason for this is that it creates a pivot point.
But why have a pivot point here? Surely a board pivots around the fins? I suppose that with tri fin surfing because you surf rail to rail maybe the pivot point is more between your legs but with a single fin the pivot has to be the centre of the fin? What would happen if I placed the peak of the dome very far back on a single fined board? Im guessing it would make the board unstable but the pivot would be in a better place.
Is this whole pivot thing not so important and the main reason of the dome is to control the crazy ass tails on these things.