Mark Evans Hawaii style

Friday, July 9, 2010

Another kneeboard evolution

I met Christian Sea about 7 years ago surfing on the Big Island. He had this board that originally was a kneelo made by RYK. Craig schwed had most recently been shaping and evolving 7 of them, Christian asked me to try a make one and so far I think we have made around 6 of them. They are 5'7" with 21" wide point and an extremely wide tail that wings down to about 4". An unusual configuration for a stand up board. We have eliminated the original chined rail and have experimented with some overall thinning and some rocker increases.  I must say my favorite shaping requests are for people who want to use kneeboards as inspiration for their fishes.

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