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by SURFFOILS.AU
Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: The 19 foot 'Olo of the Sun'
Replies: 122
Views: 19332

Re: The 19 foot 'Olo of the Sun'

I think, and Im not kidding , that this is , honestly , the penultimate board, for Roy. If you have a man who chooses his own path, away from the mainstream, then why stop at 16 foot, go for 19 foot and make a statement. Its not something silly at all , its a real step to the 'outer edge' and who ca...
by SURFFOILS.AU
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: The 19 foot 'Olo of the Sun'
Replies: 122
Views: 19332

Re: The 19 foot 'Olo of the Sun'

Thread of the year !
To be fair, I still want to see the board in the surf tho.
How long can a board get ?
by SURFFOILS.AU
Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Bodyboarders only!
Topic: Anyone tried fins on a booger?
Replies: 24
Views: 10018

Re: Anyone tried fins on a booger?

Im keen to hand out boards and I think a lot of riders want to take their riding up a notch or at least find boards that give them a wider range of manouvers and performance. Sadly a lot of people also need it to have RipVanQuikBong logo on it before they'll even touch it. But the boards are there f...
by SURFFOILS.AU
Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Bodyboarders only!
Topic: Anyone tried fins on a booger?
Replies: 24
Views: 10018

Re: Anyone tried fins on a booger?

Im in Queensy so beach breaks normally but the hydrofoil ones work best on unbroken lumps like you find at Freshwater. The boards still have straight line speed but they turn easily off the hip at the back. so instead of pulling the nose around with your arms and shoulders, these boards turn more li...
by SURFFOILS.AU
Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Bodyboarders only!
Topic: Anyone tried fins on a booger?
Replies: 24
Views: 10018

Re: Anyone tried fins on a booger?

Youre welcome to borrow some boards, Im in Queenscliff.
by SURFFOILS.AU
Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Bodyboarders only!
Topic: Anyone tried fins on a booger?
Replies: 24
Views: 10018

Re: Anyone tried fins on a booger?

Moving the wide point back puts it in line with ur hips so instead of turning with ur elbows you put more weight in with ur hips.
It turns more like a surfboard or a skateboard off the back trucks.
by SURFFOILS.AU
Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Bodyboarders only!
Topic: Anyone tried fins on a booger?
Replies: 24
Views: 10018

Re: Anyone tried fins on a booger?

Fins, channels, (drag/control/directional assists) ?? Ive made one or two hundred. On, under, beside, internal..... Flat, round, angled..... On foam, fibreglass and wood.... http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s225/SURFFOILS/2PP_2PVC.jpg Internal fins. http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s225/SURFFOIL...
by SURFFOILS.AU
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Bodyboarders only!
Topic: Aussie Manufacturers
Replies: 17
Views: 6255

Re: Aussie Manufacturers

Thanks Marcus and Ron, taking a board from design to market takes more work than would initially seem. A new design, if you want it to be appealing, has to also look similar to whats on the market. I couldve brought out an incredibly futuristic looking slice of board design with concaves, rail groov...
by SURFFOILS.AU
Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Bodyboarders only!
Topic: Aussie Manufacturers
Replies: 17
Views: 6255

Re: Aussie Manufacturers

I couldve just copied any popular board design and whacked my own logo on it, but thats a bit shallow/lazy/illegal so I had a look at the hydrodynamics of all types of surfcraft as well as my own history of board making, I made my first one in 1972. Bodyboards are a unique shape to begin with, they ...
by SURFFOILS.AU
Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Bodyboarders only!
Topic: Aussie Manufacturers
Replies: 17
Views: 6255

Re: Aussie Manufacturers

Because I was looking to build something new I considered all sorts of ideas for the boards overall construction, hollow, chambered, inflatable with a solid hull even solid wood, and I looked at a lot of construction techniques to test their strength and longevity. The last thing I wanted to do was ...
by SURFFOILS.AU
Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Bodyboarders only!
Topic: Aussie Manufacturers
Replies: 17
Views: 6255

Re: Aussie Manufacturers

DY_fo_life, I thought about that but my plan was to use Aussie labour where-ever I could. The mould from OS wouldve been about 6K instead of 25 so that wouldve been great if Id sourced it directly from China or similar. But in the end I found out that if Id bought the mould here in Australia it woul...
by SURFFOILS.AU
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Bodyboarders only!
Topic: Aussie Manufacturers
Replies: 17
Views: 6255

Re: Aussie Manufacturers

I ve been working on starting my own line of bodyboards since 08' but the only thing I didnt want to compromise on was where they were to be made. I had a few contacts who said I could get the boards made in China very quick, very cheap but I was determined to have my boards made here in Australia. ...
by SURFFOILS.AU
Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Bodyboarders only!
Topic: Progression in Bodyboarding
Replies: 72
Views: 14129

Re: Progression in Bodyboarding

I think the 2 layer idea is the way to go. Beef up the slick so it can be moulded into real channels and concaves and keep a PE deck. For 90 % of riding I find I dont need a soft deck , its only for real landings and threres not really a lot of that going on at local beaches. The ATD would be good t...
by SURFFOILS.AU
Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Bodyboarders only!
Topic: Progression in Bodyboarding
Replies: 72
Views: 14129

Re: Progression in Bodyboarding

Yeah I can see what youre saying about the evolution of surfboards but that hasnt really happened with BBs, yes the BB design is minimalist, the materials suited to all ages and skills but BB design is yet to evolve forward. If surfboards had stayed the same solid wooden logs they were 100 years ago...
by SURFFOILS.AU
Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Bodyboarders only!
Topic: Progression in Bodyboarding
Replies: 72
Views: 14129

Re: Progression in Bodyboarding

Progression in bodyboarding will come about the way it did in standup boards, thru changes in design.