Friday, April 2, 2010

Jacky's Race Board Shaped Today

Below I'm showing some of my shaping details. The deck concave at 3/4" deep. The rail tuck starting near the back, then middle, and finally the front. Notice how the amount of tuck keeps increasing as you move forward, finally wrapping heavily up front. This allows the nose to ricochet when it hits the back of a wave. It prevents the forward rail from catch steering and kicking the back sideways. The rider stays in control and surfs the wave without any ill affects from slamming the backs of waves. No nose piercing of the waves either. Punching through a wave can make a board catch steer. That's why I favor wide noses that ricochet up the backs of waves instead of punching through them.

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