mctavish : my surfboard, 1968
Bob McTavish: Indian Head
is my new
has the same
turning curve in the plan shape as a medium-range
pintail (minus the pin).
So it cuts a neat arc.
The area in the tail is enough to feel strong in a turn without fighting back more than my ten stone can handle.
As it's so small, and as it's got that natural curve in the bottom section, it doesn't really hiss along unless it's in the face.
Any face that's a bit hollow will do, but when the wave starts sucking and the curl gets a foot thick, it's wailin' !
comes, and it's six to ten and very hollow, I'll be
thankful I have my
Mongul special, 'cause it'll let me stand up in the
tube, climbing and
dropping to hold back in.
as you can go without boring big holes in the shaped board
That's what Buddy Boy did and his weighs six and a half.
Buddy Boy weighs about thirteen stone.
He's on a diet.
The first day I rode my board it had cured for two days.
About 60%, I think.
It got a buckled deck from my right foot big toe pressing through single six into light foam every turn.
After surfing it for a couple more days, it felt too light for its volume.
A bit of a cork through turns.
So I slapped six more ounces on the bottom.
Now it feels better.
And so do I.
'Cause now the bottom will preserve itself.
And I want it to be around for a while.
I like my surfboard, I like it. I like it.
Volume 1. Number 9