Yes I love playing around with BoardCad, using the 3d feature and the various control points including prolonging or angling the secondary points,
But the final problem is the lack of experience in shaping and surfing.
for example for draft 1: I wanted originally quite high volume board combined with a short length. I like the wide point forward and found out that a narrow tail usually sinks better into the wave for control and it keeps the board more horizontal during pop up. Addtitionally it should help if your surf more front footed, because you need less pressure to sink and/or control it. I wanted a vee in the tail for easier side to side transition and round rails for hold. I integrated all those features in a quit extreme way.
Usually I would have build it, like constructed. In the next vacation I would bring the board to Portugal and would have ridden it.
And then I would have found out, that it works like intended or not and would have changed something for the the next board to build. Its a hard way going step by step improving, getting new ideas or even new written knowledge (like from here). But after returning from the surf vacation some time passes by until the next.
So if you don’t have access to surf regularly, the process is much slower. Thats why I wrote I will never get the final shaping wisdom and see me more as a builder than a shaper. this is why I published the draft here, which led to this very interesting discussion (at least for me), which resulted in hopefully much better shapes, which should better suit for me.
What I already experienced is that all boards, no matter how bad the shape is surf! (Even a door would surf) The question is always how they surf better and how to fit for the particular surfer. And this is where I love the opinions of the experienced surfers and builders!
I have received a nice finetuning of draft one and with your help draft 2 was created. If I got the time I will build both, for comparison and to get more experience and knowledge, but I’m struggling which one to build first. Latest end of May I will be surfing again, hopefully with 2 new boards and hopefully good waves to improve my surfing too.
After reorganized my little workshop I will post the build(s?) in www.woodboardforum.com, where I am one of the founders. If its completed I will publish pics here and link the build thread.
Thanks to all for the support, especially gdaddy!