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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       10-17-2009, 7:06 PM Reply   
I've been intriguied by the finless boards from the pictures of Sacred Craft and what Rock and MoB are doing, so I drug out a board from a year or so ago. It was a double barrel concave and we just left the fins out. Seriously slippery, and fun! :-) Note in the one picture James is riding it tail first :-)

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       10-17-2009, 7:08 PM Reply   
Me too!

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Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       10-18-2009, 12:12 AM Reply   
Does adding fins to a board slow it down do you think?
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       10-18-2009, 7:16 AM Reply   
I don't think that's true. I believe that adding fins in the 3 to 5 inch range will increase drag, but they allow the board to be pushed harder thereby increasing drive/speed. Perhaps in a controlled environment, where the two boards (with fins and without) where strictly trimming and there wasn't a control issue (the finless gets out of control quickly :-) ), the finless board would have a higher "terminal velocity". :-) For practical purposes where we're riding/turning/pumping the finned board generates more speed because of control.
Old    Lakewakes Wakesurf Boards (brewkettle)      Join Date: Jan 2009       10-18-2009, 12:47 PM Reply   
the board needs chines
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       10-19-2009, 5:09 AM Reply   
Like this? :-)

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Old    Jonathan Tollefson (jon_tollefson)      Join Date: Oct 2005       10-19-2009, 6:36 AM Reply   
Wow how do you glass that???
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       10-19-2009, 2:29 PM Reply   
Poorly. :-)
Old    Lakewakes Wakesurf Boards (brewkettle)      Join Date: Jan 2009       10-19-2009, 3:40 PM Reply   
or sponsons
Old    Petr (hawaj)      Join Date: Aug 2005       10-19-2009, 6:07 PM Reply   
OMG such a crazy fork :-O
how it works.
Reminds me of Winterstick snownboard for Utah bottomles powder
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       10-19-2009, 7:31 PM Reply   
I have no idea how that thing surfs, looks crazy to me! :-)

Petr, like this? :-) This is a Prior powstick, but the same concept. We don't get tons of powder here in California, but for those few days, we do this is so much fun!

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Old    Petr (hawaj)      Join Date: Aug 2005       10-20-2009, 5:11 PM Reply   
wow Jeff what a swallow :-)
Old    mobster            10-20-2009, 7:14 PM Reply   
Something on Finless not our design but some more Ideas to think about Upload
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Old    mobster            10-20-2009, 7:15 PM Reply   
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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       10-20-2009, 8:18 PM Reply   
All those channels are amazing!
Old    Lakewakes Wakesurf Boards (brewkettle)      Join Date: Jan 2009       10-22-2009, 11:16 AM Reply   
a cool post on sways right now about finless boards
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       10-22-2009, 11:28 AM Reply   
I saw that thread - I want to build THIS:

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Old    Lakewakes Wakesurf Boards (brewkettle)      Join Date: Jan 2009       10-22-2009, 12:20 PM Reply   
THAT LOOKS COOL BUT ALOT OF TIME TO MAKE , I WOULD LIKE TO TRY SOME OF TOMO TAIL SHAPES ON SOME NEW BOARDS I WILL MAKE SOON
Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       10-22-2009, 6:20 PM Reply   
Wow
Old    Petr (hawaj)      Join Date: Aug 2005       10-23-2009, 5:55 AM Reply   
wow more feed for my imagination

just now I am working on board with something similar on top like is on J.L. post. Just another inspiration.
Old    Jonathan Tollefson (jon_tollefson)      Join Date: Oct 2005       10-23-2009, 7:55 AM Reply   
Petr, Did you ever finish you last build? The blank that was painted black and yellow? I don't remember seeing the finished product? how did it ride??

Jeff, can't wait to see your build with some built in bottom features!! Should be very interesting!

Jon T
Old    Petr (hawaj)      Join Date: Aug 2005       10-26-2009, 11:03 AM Reply   
Jon - Its glassed and only need glosscoat and sanding, but since we here jumped from late summer to nearly freezing wetaher I slowed down. Not sure if I can test it this year or wait till spring :/
Old    Jonathan Tollefson (jon_tollefson)      Join Date: Oct 2005       10-26-2009, 3:03 PM Reply   
Petr, I hear you on the cold weather. Sure makes it hard to finish up the boards! I have the same problem going!! If only Jeff could send some of that warm weather to the midwest!! Will be looking forward to seeing the finished product come closer to spring time!
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       10-26-2009, 3:44 PM Reply   
I'd swap some of this warm weather for rain! Our home lake is going to be hurting if it doesn't pour this winter. I'm looking forward to Petr's finished product too.
Old    Petr (hawaj)      Join Date: Aug 2005       10-26-2009, 6:00 PM Reply   
We got plenty od rain here and plenty of snow on mountains Jeff.

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