Saturday, January 26, 2008

Simmons Inspired planning hull

I've been really intrigued by Bob Simmons designs. After some research and a few conversations with some master craftsmen, I decided to start mowing one afternoon. I had no templates or dimensions. I pretty much was going with what I was told and what I've seen in pictures and videos. I tried to translate the design concept and blend it to what I want. A few days later I came across a real Simmon's inspired hull at the Wetsand store in Ventura CA. Lets just say that this one is really different but the concept is really close. Watch out for more Simmons' inspired boards

Shaping the board was a definite thinker. The shadows and lines of this board was really different from the norm. The spoon nose, S deck hull bottom and concave in between the keels made my head hurt after shaping me. but its well worth it!

5'6 x 21 x 2 1/2









10 comments:

pushingtide said...

wooooooooww. 5'6"!!!

pranaglider said...

I thought it was an interesting board. I would want to ride it. Still not sure what that guy over at Sways was on about.

brownfish said...

You better be bringing it to the AB3. Or better yet, on one of your sojourns down here, after you are bored of it, I'd love to give it a go for a week or two. New board should be done soon. Fins and hotcoated. Might have got sanded today. Wifes got some itching to draw Barbed Wire, so we'll see how that pans out.

This is not Ian said...

Im glad the board is almost done. I saw a Pic of one of the wetsand boards that jp posted. Im stoked!

I will send this one around. I want to make another one. I had blast riding this thing!

maybe you can give it a whirl when im down there

brownfish said...

Would love to try it when you come down. Keep me in mind when you've worn it out and decide to get rid of it. That being said, it would probably be a neat board to take with you to the Australian Fish Fry and also the Europe one as well. I'm sure they would be stoked to give it a go.

Rob?royal said...

sure looks fast....

does it turn well? fishlike?

Anonymous said...

I'd really like a ride report on this board.

DK said...

Dear Ian,
You are a homo!!!

This is not Ian said...

DJ,

Hello you close minded cunt. Thanks for making those HP fishes.

Anonymous said...

Looks Sick! Ian if your not already planning a trip east for AB3 in NJ or the Fish Fry you should really think about it. Good times out here.