The PLANK

When it’s really small and mushy you can forget the long board. Originally inspired after trying a friend’s “Mini Simmons” twin keel, retro board in knee high lumps. The board was fast and fun, but I couldn’t really lay into it. Motivated to do better, I hand shaped a “Green Foam” recycled fish blank and attacked the 6’0″ blank like a high school sculpture project…. keeping in mind the unique glide of that “Simmons”. The blank was pretty thin, so I left the deck flat. It’s really wide, so no concave. Looking for ridiculous glide, but demanding aggressive turning, I left it really straight rockered, but did a little flip out the back. I made it a strong bump, diamond tail. In place of the twin keels, wanting a more reliable feeling, I chose to make it a quad, and used a Future Fins solid glass fin we have been playing with as the template. That first “Plank” was about 6’0″ x 22″ x 2.5” full, and was the easiest board I have ever ridden in waves I would normally only bother with on a long board. The “Plank” catches anything and does full rail roundhouse cutbacks on 10″ high lumps of water. If you like the way it looks, and want a truly unique and extreme small wave tool to keep you off that log, then think about custom ordering one of these. I guarantee you won’t be let down.

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Stock Dimensions
5’4 19.50 2.13 (26.0cl)
5’6 20.00 2.25 (29.2cl)
5’8 20.50 2.38 (32.7cl)
510 21.00 2.50 (36.38cl)
6’0 22.00 2.63 41.4cl)
6’2 22.50 2.66 (44.2cl)
6’4 22.75 2.75 (47.7cl)