Our Promise To You
My Environmental Promise: I use Forest Stewardship Council certified woods or woods salvaged from downed trees. All boards are glassed with epoxy resin which is cleaner for our environment and emits 50-75% less Volatile Organic Compounds than polyester resin. In my shop I have moderate ventilation and no need for a mask when glassing. Epoxy is lighter and stronger than polyester. My wood boards are nearly indestructible and should last a lifetime. Each board is quality crafted for strength, durability and concern for our environment.
My Satisfaction Promise: Ride your board for 30 days. If you don't like it, return it.
CONTACT: Dan Johnston BlindDogSurfboards@yahoo.com Tom Allen (01-404-229-4223) TraditionSurfboards@gmail.com
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Nov 6, 2015
Sep 6, 2015
Started on August 2 with designing rail foils. Going to be 70/30 tapering into 60/40 and finishing with 30/70 at tail. Probably around 3" x 23". No concave this time. Will do a glassed on fin, not certain of what style. Came out at 9'9" x 23.5" x 3.25"
|Nose rockerr 2.5" tail rocker 3.5"|
Jul 30, 2015
If you are interested, call Stephen at 910 470 9210 or email at OIB@SunsetSlush.com for details.
Jun 27, 2015
10'6" x 33" x 5 3/8" single fin
UPDATE: August 12, 2015
Finished. Came in at 30 pounds. :)
UPDATE: July 31, 2015 Ready to glass.
UPDATED: July 13, 2015 Decks are finished and almost sanded. Need to install fin box, lift handle and two goretex vent plugs.
|Lots of balsa for tail block|
|End of July 13 update|
|Deck taking shape.|
|Block for lift handle.|
|Lap Joint glue up|
|Nose blocking for strength.|
|Bowing in the first section of bottom decking|
|Nose stiffing with balsa|
Jan 2, 2015
Pictures posted shortly.
|Cutting planks for top deck|
|First glue up on top deck with ribs in place.|
|Gluing rail sides to ribs and top deck.|
|More clamps, never have enough clamps.|
More to come shortly.
Sep 14, 2014
I get that question rather often. Usually I'll offer: Doesn't flex like foam (no kidding), crank a bottom turn and you'll go where you point it, power moves from your feet right into the wave. I can see when I've lost them their eyes glaze over, so how do you describe something completely different? I suspect HWS boards are more akin to skis, each has it's pucker factor.
The other night, nothing really good on TV, while Googling wood surfboard, I found Flying A Surfboards out of Carpentaria, California ( http://flyingasurfboards.blogspot.com/ ). Josh builds beautiful balsa boards but what intrigued me most was his description of how to define riding a wood boards. He said: Positive Directional Feel. I might add to that with Mobility.
What I also found interesting was Josh saying, "There is a wooden surfboard renaissance going on.". What I also found interesting was Josh adding, "There is a wooden surfboard renaissance going on.". I've really never thought about what we are creating a new way to connect with surfing roots in a modern way. Some builders are doing solid balsa or Paulownia boards, some are doing chambered boards, others foam core with wood decking, and others are spar and rib technique - like what Josh and I do . What I find interesting is we all share the same desire to build with our hands with materials nature provides in a way that is good for our environment and that offers a unique surfing experience.
|And don't make fun of my hat....|