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Build of the Month - April 2023
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#27 Red Rocket by Stephan St. Louis
Dimensions: 7’2” x 22” x 3”
This is Red Rocket. It’s a 7’2” x 22” x 3” single fin. It’s laminated with 2 x 6 oz on top, 1 x 6oz on bottom. The blank is from Shaper Supply, the epoxy is Resin Research, and all other material from Alchimie surf in Montreal. I ride it with a squirrel fin that I bought as a souvenir from Maui. Thanks for reading and now vote for me!
See more: @stephanstlouis008
#28 Fun Dip by Michael Dolan
Dimensions: 9’6” x 2 1/2” x 3”
US Blank, Green, Bob at Pearson Arrow let me order a batch through him. I was trying not to fan-boy out when I was there, ha. Volan 6oz top and bottom, with another 4oz on the top and a patch for the fin box. All glassing, boxes, plugs and supplies came from a combo of Greenlight and Foam EZ. Really appreciate both of those guys. And by far the largest contributor was the community on Swaybacks. No fucking way I could have done this without them.
See more: @saintjohnssurfboards
#29 Super Gun by Blaze
Dimensions: 9’8” x 21.5” x 3.25”
This is a beautiful gun I made for big Northern California waves. Double wrapped 6oz on the deck, double wrapped 6&4oz on the bottom. Custom mixed dark red pigmented cut laps. 3” carbon fiber top and bottom. Light forward V blended into a deeper panel V through the tail. Strictly quad set up.
Materials: Fiberglass Hawaii, US Blanks, Future Fins and Bodega Bay Surf Shack.
See more: @surfboardsbyblaze
#30 The Mid by Adam Baldwin
Dimensions: 6'6" x 20 5/8” x 2 5/8”
The 8th iteration of my mid length exploration has been finished and ridden in a few weak beachies. The same file as my last 6’6” quad (mid 4) but with a pinch more tail flip and maybe a little softer under edge on the rails, and a pinch less volume in the rails over all.
VH grade EPS foam. Paulownia veneers, cork rails, Modii fin boxes which are FCS 1 and 2 compatible but they install with a front Futures fin box router bit. These boxes give you the stronger anchor into the foam and veneer. Pretty much mastered the super smooth gloss finish using water-based varnish.
Board went really well considering the waves. Great potential. Can't wait to try a few different fin sets and some punchier waves.
See more: @reclaim_surf
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Got to surf the mid at tea tree here at noosa yesterday. Got a few long ones around the chest to just over head. Some good sucky fast sectioned and the board handled it with ease. Got some nice old man turns in. My mate got little go pro clip of a small inside one that I put on my instagram.