Chris' fish was built to his spec's but to our satisfaction. Like everything else we build, it will get him into waves early, give him a stable platform for traditional high speed carving, and hopefully be something that will stay in the family for a long time. Beautifully built in Coastal Oregon Sitka Spruce, it will be very fast in even the smallest surf, cruise well, and attract at least as much attention on the beach as it does in the water.
How do I know this? I have one myself.
I have surfed this shape in everything between knee-high and double overhead plus and it is fantastic!
Core: Sitka Spruce
Fins: Canard Quads from Marlin down at 101 Fins. Bamboo, of course.
Glass: 4+4 plus 4 oz patches Top, 4 Bottom, Resin Research Epoxy, sanded speed finish, logo in hand-cut sustainably harvested abalone, blank, shape and glass by 42. Finish coat by Cascade Performance Glassing. Finish sanding by 42.
Life is short. You are good. Ride a board that makes you proud.