thanks very much Dave !
it really is great , the expertise we have online nowadays !
yep , I like finboxes …no persuasion needed there , THAT’S for sure !
I will need to work out / measure the nose and tail rockers when I’m next up at Grant’s .
I would figure once I cut 6-8" off the tail , then I “SHOULD” [hopefully!] have enough tail thickness to get the box into , with sanding / grinding / routing the top of the box off .
How thick a tail is needed on a mal , really , I wonder ?
Scarborough , where I will be riding it , is a strange wave for a mal , I guess …a lot of the time it is simply a shifty sucky shallow tiny borderline closeout .
Some days it’s a slightly onshore , more rolling , mushy type of wave . [Your average summer beachbreak , often , in other words !]
But I do what to give mal riding a good go , and if I find I like it , would like to use a FULL blank one day ! [pity that girl , and the bloke before her , butchered it , really !]
well , thanks for your help guys …
any other comments / suggestions / feelings / thoughts …on the outine , fin[s] , rocker , wide point placement MUCH appreciated . Like I said before , I’m new to this , so any mal riding advice also welcomed ! [and yes , I’ve watched “the seedling” , “quiver” , “endless summer” , and “surfing hollow days” , trying to pick up some pointers ,
but I have an open mind in regards to hearing what you guys share !