Fantasy Boards

Fantasy Boards

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OK - we admit that we thought it was funny to name our one-week, build-any-board workshops after the weird pro-sports training vacation tradition... but what started out as a lame joke has turned into an amazing experience for us and for the two guys who've already built some really special boards. First it was our old pal Bob B. who a couple of months ago built the most difficult board we offer - the Spray. He's already built four boards, so he had the chops to take this project on to completion. It was a two-session marathon, but Bob powered through like a bull terrier. His board's in glass right now, and is looking sweet. Currently, Rob C. is in the shop working on another challenge - a 6'9" Radicle, the slim needle we first designed and built with Dave Rastovich on the North Shore of Hawaii as a Backdoor mini-gun. Robert's top planks just went on, which is no small feat given the dramatic rocker of this board, and now the trimming and shaping have begun. Robert's experience building wood wall-hangers in Florida is standing him in good stead though the process of building a Grain board is completely different than chambering solid wood boards. Eat your heart out, Rex Today Robert came in with a gift for the shop - some 6" spring clamps that we didn't have enough of yesterday. Customized with handy boardbuilder's notes in Rob's handwriting. Grain Clamps Both these guys have had the run of the shop, an instructor all to themselves, picked the dates they wanted to come and selected two of the most distinctive boards we build. Congratulations fellas.