Whilst not yet “A Shaper” you did really well. I was impressed. You showed the knowledge for the “Design Side” of surfboards like a Natural. You fully understand what makes a board go well and in what sort of waves.
Your hand shaping skills will be good with just a bit more practice. You have all the techniques well under control…
Sawing out the template and using the “Surform”, and the blocking in with the sanding pads… all very good.
To shape “By hand”, and not use the “Machine”…..that Power Planer needs to be your “Best Friend”…. but it does take some time to fully make that friendship….. some days “HE” can be “not your friend” at all!
Everyone should shape their own board, there is something very special about riding a board that you have shaped…. something very special indeed. And with me by your side the whole way…. it is almost impossible to go wrong….
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