Monday, 9 December 2013

The Beginning of Two Cobras

The round tailed hollow single fin is a board that's been on my schedule for a while. I love the feel of a big turn on the nine foot single fin, just not the feeling of terror when my 12 stone wooden longboard takes to the air above me, so I've settled on a nice performance six foot version for my next hollow board.

The preparation for this board began in the summer when the strips were cut, the board designed and ribs traced and cut out, but now that it's too cold and dark to get out into the shed it's time to begin construction of the Cobra in the comfort of my conservatory.

Incidentally, the name Cobra has come from the intended design of the board which will have two racing stripes down the top and bottom of the board in the style of the Shelby Cobra. The other Cobra referred to in the title is the model I picked up on sale in a model shop that was closing down. Seeing it looking lonely on the shelf it felt like too much of a premonition to not buy it.

I'll just have to see which Cobra comes out the best at the end of winter.

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