My good friend and apprentice, Francesco DiTommaso, in Bari Itay, just sent me these photos of his first personally-built board. a beautiful round-pin quad. FD borrowed one of my templates and shaped, glassed and made the fins for his first board. FD spends every summer here in LaJolla and Carlsbad. Although FD has had the benefit Of several instructional sessions in the shaping bay with me and with Terry Martin, you don't pull this off without the heart and the eye for the craft. FD has both in spades. FD shaped this in is home town in Italty, minus all the production products and amenities that would be available to him here in So. Cal.
Great Job Grasshopper. Love ya Bro, JC