Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Finland Ply Glass-ons for T.Martin Longboards

 10.0 pivot fin and 10.0 raked, flex fin. ready to laminate.
The pivot fin will go on a Terry Martin Shapes, 10'0", square-tail noserider.
The Raker fin will be going on a Terry Martin, 10'0"  One-Fin-Pin.

 The raker fin is laminated with 3 layers of 6oz cloth, both sides, with a healthy bead, to stiffen it's flex-release properties.
 The pivot fin is laminated with 2 layers of 6 oz, fitted with a similar bead.
(2) Ready to glass-on and headed to Moonlight Glassing.    
These two boards will be an addition to "Big Steve's" already-amazing quiver.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

(2) really "Choice" 11'-0" Gliders

Steven Schirmacher with his (2) new, 11'0", fish-Simmons style gliders by Rich Pavel
Glassing:  Michael Miller
Fins: J. Cherry
 I was truly stoked when Big Steve brought these by for me to have a look.   Photos don't do these incredible boards justice.  Like all of Rich's boards,  the shapes on these are true perfection of form and function.  The pale-yellow board has very subtle concave under the forward trim position, transitioning into a flatter mid-section, with flat "v" through the tail.  it is fitted with a single box.  Nose to tail it has a general down-railer profile.  The lime green one has very subtle, single-into-double bottom, with a sleek, more-neutral rail  profile and is fitted with a glass-on tri-fin set that I had the pleasure of making.
 Michael Millers glass jobs on these are beautiful, sturdy and usual.
 I made the tri-fins of solid flame maple, simple and elegant by the natural beauty of the wood.  The lime green Steven chose makes any wood look great, especially the lighter maple.

 No logo lams on these two customs, just Rich's artful signatures on the blanks.
My thanks to Big Steve and Rich for inviting me ho have a small hand in the creation of these superb boards.
Aloha Guys,       JC