Is anyone backyard shaping any more

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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Post by diggerdickson » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:41 pm

Bloody nice work
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Post by saltman » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:48 am

Thanks digger. He is one frothing grom
Bought the silk scarve back from Nepal with the boards in mind
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Post by Tally » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:22 pm

I finished off shaping two fish on New years eve and laminated the bottom of one on the weekend couple of photos below. Both are based on an original Steve Lis fish I have in my keeping at the moment. One is shaped from a stringerless EPS blank from shapers Australia and the other is a standard Bennet/Dion PU blank. Both are 5'7" and turned out a little different to each other and the original even though the intention was that I would try and shape them to be the same.
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Post by saltman » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:08 pm

Lovely work
I will be interested in your ride comparison
I did a side cut fish same dimension stringerless in eps

Found it a bit too light imho
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Loof is just projecting again, he's been eating his own semen since the age of 10.

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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Post by Tally » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:15 pm

have a bit of glassing to get through at the moment now have 3 fish to finish and a midlength for my neighbor.
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Post by Tally » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:02 pm

I finally finished off the two fish and have been riding them for a couple of weeks I like the extra buoyancy of the EPS fish and the finished weight difference was about 300grams, so it is quite a bit lighter. the PU/PE version came in at the same weight as the original Steve Lis fish I took the template off, just on 4kg I think. I have had several good sessions on each of them.

here is a photo of the current favourites:
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Post by saltman » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:32 pm

Lovely work there tally
Are those keels set almost parallel?
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Post by Tally » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:03 pm

Hi Saltman

the keels are set parallel with 4 degrees of cant as per the original Lis Fish i took the template off.

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