We’ve dreamt about building a big wave gun for years and we were delighted when Alan C. from Oregon commissioned us to build him one. By the very nature of our building process, our boards are a bit heavier than foam, and if any design benefits from extra weight, it’s a gun. It is even fairly common practice for foam shapers to add lead weights to boards just to add the speed you need to stay ahead of bone-crushing curls. Knowing what unbelievable forces can be put on these boards, we employed a whole host of new construction techniques in order to be sure it will survive the ass-whooping it’s sure to be in for. Starting with the computer-aided design and going right through the building processes, we strengthened just about everything in ways that have never been done before.
You know the old saying, measure twice, cut once? Well we decided that after all the measuring twice that we did during the design process, we might as well build twice. So in addition to Alan’s board, we built a second board for our good friend Allen A. out in Los Angeles. In an incredible act of generosity, Allen decided that the board deserved to be seen and enjoyed by more then just him. He decided to donate it to the Surfing Heritage Foundation in San Clemente and they were overjoyed to get it, saying that it was of significant cultural importance and that they were honored to add it to their big wave gun exhibit. We couldn’t be more proud.
We know that this is a pretty special board for a pretty special type of wave, but for those people that are out there surfing the heavies, we’re adding this board to the lineup, and we’d be honored to build you one.
Allen and his board at the Surfing Heritage Foundation.