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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by BDL77 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:02 am

Hey DV8.

I wanted a widow maker originally but then also wanted a single fin and I wanted to be able to surf it from 4ft to 8ft. So Josh and I got talking and with his guidance we went for a bottom contour of single to double to spiral vee, flatish tail rocker, rounded pin, semi gunish rails, Josh could give more detail here.

I didn't want a full wood deck as I like flex in boards but still wanted some stiffness when I step up to 6ft + so the mix wood d-cell is the best of both worlds. I also want to ride it as a pure single in clean head high + surf.

The idea of this board is all about flow and style. No I'm not trying to emulate the soul man, I just love flowing power surfing and this board is all about that. Drive, power and flow. Plus smoothing out my kooky style. :lol:

All credit to Josh, I have the whacky idea and he takes what I say, tells me what works what doesn't and then builds something functional and amazing. Stoked! Hanging to surf it.
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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by DV8 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:22 am

BDL77 wrote:Hey DV8.

I didn't want a full wood deck as I like flex in boards but still wanted some stiffness when I step up to 6ft + so the mix wood d-cell is the best of both worlds. I also want to ride it as a pure single in clean head high + surf.

All credit to Josh, I have the whacky idea and he takes what I say, tells me what works what doesn't and then builds something functional and amazing. Stoked! Hanging to surf it.
Good one ....ya gotta watch that Josh fella he goes putting ideas into ya head ..... :lol:
Wood bottom or top ?

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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by BDL77 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:00 pm

DV8 wrote:
BDL77 wrote:Hey DV8.

I didn't want a full wood deck as I like flex in boards but still wanted some stiffness when I step up to 6ft + so the mix wood d-cell is the best of both worlds. I also want to ride it as a pure single in clean head high + surf.

All credit to Josh, I have the whacky idea and he takes what I say, tells me what works what doesn't and then builds something functional and amazing. Stoked! Hanging to surf it.
Good one ....ya gotta watch that Josh fella he goes putting ideas into ya head ..... :lol:
Wood bottom or top ?
:D :D
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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by munch » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:27 pm

Go the BEARS!
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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by mustkillmulloway » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:10 pm

ohhh ffs

it was MY IDEA

just give it over

i'll pay freight :P
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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by bohdidontsurf » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:47 pm

All jokes aside I got my board today......the slot machine. I have had many many boards in my life but none as sweet as this. Yes....I know, I know I just got it and of course I am going to be stoked.....and yes I havent ridden it yet and it may go like a half flat air matress...but that board is faultless .....the weight, the planshape, the rocker,...and the finish...let me just say that Josh is a true craftsman and a fcuking good bloke too. I am definately on the regulars list

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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by bohdidontsurf » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:49 pm

And while I am at it, put my bid down for $1.15 over everyone else for that first channel quad....sure its too big for me right now.....but when I stack on a few kilos in a few years it will be right and if Josh goes to the big shaping bay in the sky then I want to make sure I have one of his boards to get me to 50.

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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by speedneedle » Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:32 am

Ok now then...serious bids over $600 - includes repair of one teeny weeny ding...

Here's the board - http://www.joshdowlingshape.com/customs ... ience.html


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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by munch » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:08 pm

Go the BEARS!
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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by bohdidontsurf » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:55 pm

under a grand is a bargain in anyones language anything less than 800 is a plain rip off... i rubbed mine so much last night it needs a respray ( and yes i am talking about my new jd board )come on you cheap bastards get your wallets out

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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by DV8 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:31 pm

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Just wanted to say this thread gives me a priapism.

I'll be placing an order in the next 12 months if all my penny pinching goes according to plan
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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by speedneedle » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:11 pm

So sorry everyone...I received a phone call from an anonymous Dubai businessman who has been tossing up between one of mine and one of Roys "High-end Toys".

So bidding closes at $528,000 - Including a custom board sock and freight. Bargain!

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No, it looks like Freshiedude's in front...for a modest undisclosed sum.


Meanwhile, Brandon asked for a rocker shot -
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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by BDL77 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:20 pm

speedneedle wrote:
Meanwhile, Brandon asked for a rocker shot -
Saaaa-Weeet - That looks epic, just what I wanted. Thanks Josh. :D
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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by munch » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:31 pm

Go the BEARS!
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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by speedneedle » Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:20 pm

Freshie is on $650.


Andrews Zap...based loosely on Cheyne's early no-nose Lazer Zaps circa 1978. The outline is credited as a precursor to the Thruster. This one is not entirely a retro, but has a good bit of volume and flatter rocker.

Double wings set me a challenge - how to add the step in the rail-line without cutting into the wood and causing weakness. Again customer arm-twisting leads to new goodness...

The Star-fin came later, not authentic to the era, but hey it looks good...
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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

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