7.30.2007

Stubby Love

A few months ago I got a custom 5'9" stub from Marc Andreini and I haven't really surfed anything else since. The board goes like magic and I'm able to do most everything I'm capable of doing on a wave on this board.

I talked with Marc Andreini about the design and he gave me a few tips on how to integrate the single/double/concave vee through the rocker specific to this design. He also gave me the nod to shape them and continue to bring stoke into the world. I've shaped four of them already and I'm making another four more for Mollusk in SF and NYC. Andreini was pretty stoked that I was into the design, which he says, "It's something we used to ride when the waves got good." I can only imagine what those guys were up to in the 60's and 70's in Santa Barbara on these boards at the points.

Here's some photos of a 5'11" stub I shaped, plus some photos of the 5'9" Andreini.








The magic Andreini 5'9" stub...





A closer look at the small side fins and the volan flex fin.

7 comments:

Nuno said...

Cool Mani! Looks fun.

Maybe I'll pick one off rack.

Chum said...

Now that my old Mandala is all dinged up, I might have to be in the market for something like this ;-)...

Vasco said...

nice to see some of your shapes again...that clear quad with bamboo fins at the UK fish Fry is still in my fingertips memory...

FREERIDE said...

Love the Andrinis. Had a few of Marc's Hulls for some time now. Lived in SB from 81 to 84. Your shapes looks killer as well glad to see shapers who admire the masters. All of my Andrinis are magic. Surf On Jdub

Nuno said...

Mani! What's the center fin on this board? How long 8"?

Thanks

Nuno said...

Looks like a TA... I can't figure out the template

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