Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Here are some random shots around the factory. It's all about detail from the tail rocker shot
to tones of color.
The swallow tail shot is one that has a story for me. The process of creating a functional and eye pleasing out line is constantly evolving. I have changed this tail dozens of times. I never take templates or measure other board I just keep tweaking the width, wing, and the swallows curve and depth until it looks right. Most important is how the curve flows from tip of the swallow up to the nose.
Wings have a function, but are tricky things. Their function is to reduce width rapidly but where do you put them? Some shapers place them at the base of the fin's placement like I prefer. Others want the out line to break further forward, it just depends. There is no right or wrong way when it comes to wings. End of wing rant.

1 comment:

  1. Great boards as usual! I`ve a Synchronizer and it´s the best board Ive ever rode. Thank´s Matt.
    Canary Islands.