I built and shaped these two Pigs for Yuichi Imai of http://www.wavesforever.com/ . The clear volan 9-10 is for Dan and the pink volan 9-8 is for Ruichi. They are on their way to Japan. Dan and Ryuichi wanted me to do a "modern" version of the pig. It didn't require much changing. The template and 50/50 rails are true to the originals. I simply added some subtle rocker, moved the fins up a couple inches and per request, added shallow, blended nose concave. The 3" balsa stringers are chambered.
Thanks Yuichi, Dan and Ryuichi. I had a blast building and shaping these boards. Aloha, JC