Here's one of 2 of DC SAMs I shaped the other day at the request of some awesome people. This 60's inspired longboard has elements of Nat Young's Magic Sam, Velzy's Pig and a few twists of my own. This board features a mello rocker, fairly foiled rails with a gentle rolled nose, to flat, to a slight vee in the tail. Hips aft of center for hip turning, classic style.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Here's Aaron Mirsky's 7'10 DC Double Ender fresh out of glass at Aloha. This board features low nose and tail rocker for easy paddle, single to double concave and finely foiled rail profile from nose to tail. Everyone needs a good mid-length in their quiver. This shape is great for the small days when you dont want to ride a log but you do want to trim your brains out. The bottom contours and the foil help you stick to steep faces on those bigger days too.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Ive love transitional period "short boards" which are now mostly know ans modern mid-lengths. The outline of the DC Vee is tribute to the first sub 9' boards of the late 60's. My original version of this shape was more like a traditional egg than the Vee bottoms that I love riding. In this updated version, I have lowered the nose rocker, removed a great deal of the volume and blended a mild rolled entry into a soft and functional vee out the tail. The rail profile is now a classic and slightly pinched 50/50. I like this one in lengths starting at 7'6" up to just under 9'.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The DC SAM is my modern version of the classic 60's pig. This board features a fairly low rocker in the nose, and a slight kick in the tail. The bottom has a soft rolled entry, which blends into a mellow vee out the tail. The rail profile is 50/50 throughout the front and mid section with a pronounced apex pulling up towards the tail to blend in with the deck. I like this one 9' - 10'
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Meet the DC Double Ender. This is an updated version of one of my more popular shapes. I updated the rocker making it a tad lower. The tails are finely foiled and on the bottom, the single concave starts forward to blend smoothly into double concave out the tail. Always best when ridden as a single fin but 2+1 is also an option. The full outline allows for easy paddle and maximum trim in almost any conditions.
I prefer this board as short as 5'10 to lengths over 8'.