CPR for an old board!
Round Surf? Room
as seen in Surfer Mag - Surfer and
following is a step by step pictorial of bringing an old board to a
brand new one. And if you don't want to do it yourself, we'll do it for
From this. . .a really old board that was going into the trash!
To this! A fine modern surfboard that surfs like a rocket!
first picture above is an old George Downing 9'0" single fin.
fine board in it's day, but sadly not today. The pix shows
first cut, starting to modify the board to more of todays shape.
boxes? They don't matter. You can see how to modify
below. As seen, you can also modify the tail to your
Cutting away the dead foam.
Then peel it like a banana.
Top deck, ready to fill before skinning.
Out with the old.
Bottom before shaping.
What should we do with this mess?
Cut it out with straight flat cuts.
Shape a new piece and glue it in.
|While this is drying, why
don't you jump on your computer and book a room at the Secret Spot Surf
Hostel in Aguadilla Puerto Rico. Maximize your surf
Craters. Do the same thing as fin box.
Keep plaining or fill the same as fin box.
Bottom shaping done.
Painted, ready for lam coat.
Finished, ready for testing. Needs buffing, but try it first.
BTW, it surfs great!
See you the water
going to offer to any surfer who has
the desire to make their own board the opportunity to be guided through
process and leave with their own wave tool.