Saturday, November 10, 2007

6'2" zappy quad

heavily inspired by the pods i love, and the lazor Zap!


wide in the tail, for that fishy flat spot coverage
but with double concave for lift and drive.

just need some resin and cloth...

2 comments:

reverb said...

hey Rob
do you have experience with those super rounded tails?

this design is one that I have many doubts
may be tweaking and playing with the fins...

so, if you have feedback for other boards
pass on me

thank you

Rob?royal said...

hey reverb,

i have had 3 boards with super wide, round tails, and they have all rode well.

the first was 6'0"x21 1/2 made from a real 6'2C a long time ago, set up as a thruster. I spaced the fin cluster out a bit, with the front fins at 14" from the tail. It worked well in anything but OH+ waves.

I have one now, a 5'11" twinzer, with a pintail, but same width, and love it. I have also made a 6'0" quad for a friend, with more of an egg style nose, and he loves it.

I think they go best as quads, as the wide tail almost NEEDS the extra fin area to keep it in control. especially in more solid surf.

I had several super-wide tailed boards as a kid, back in the 80s(getting old now, lol) and a lazor zap/Horan styled single fin and really liked the easy speed they had. These had really thick rails, but I have thinned the rails on this one to help them overcome some of the bouancy of afat rail/tail, but keep all the planning area.

basically, its a fish template, with pulled in nose, and a round tail...