12.03.2007

Stringerless Stubbie

Dan Partch just sent over some hand-foiled marine-ply side bites for my newest stringerless project, a 5'9" stubbie 2+1. I've been really stoked lately on sub-6' stubs with spiral vee for navigating around various nugs here in Ocean Beach. Chuck Ames is in the process of making some special 7" volan L-flex fins for Mandala, which should be ready around the time this board's ready to surf...

5'9" stubbo concavo
20.5" x 2.5"
marine-ply side bites
7" volan L-flex






Special thanks to heavy D.Partch for making such beautiful fins. He's the nicest ex-drill sergeant you'll ever meet...

8 comments:

Nuno said...

Hey Mani, can you explain in what consists a spiral vee?

Thanks

m.caro said...

Spiral vee is a double concave through a vee panel. With my concave stubs, I like to have a single concave running into spiral vee. With the single concave under your front foot you can surf it like a shortboard, and the vee in the tail allows the board to set up into cutbacks with a natural feel. The concave through the vee keeps water attached and channeling through the fin cluster. This concave set-up results in a board that allows for maximum rider input...quite the opposite of a hull.

Paul said...

Mani-
Is this concave in the 2 + 1 stubbies you currently have at Mollusk NYC. I am picking up the 5'11" that was sent around the end of oct.

Thanks

m.caro said...

yeppppppp...

Anonymous said...

Hi Mani, Layman's term pls.. Does it goes zoom....?

m.caro said...

Single concave into a double concave vee:::

There's vee in that there tail. Single concave under the front foot.
Double concave under the back foot.

Goes psssshhhhhhhhh....ka-koww! when you shred it on the breaking combers!

Rob?royal said...

"Goes psssshhhhhhhhh....ka-koww! when you shred it on the breaking combers!"


lmao...you rock

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