2008 Mair Surfboards 12' 6" x 9 3/4" x 22 1/4" x 9 1/2" x 4 3/8" "The Hanalei Spear"
Here is this seasons version of the balsa guns that I shape for Felipe Pomar. Very similar dimensions to last years model but with a new much cleaner template.
As before this is a hollow balsa manufactured by building a hollow box with ribs and plates and then bending solid strips around the rails. The plates are made over size to allow plenty of wiggle room when shaping.
By the time the board is done being shaped the plates are down to an 1/8" in places in order to get the weight down. Weight is a critical issue in a board this size.
This years model also has a larger fin that we have used on the previous two models still a single fin 11 3/4" high.
Big swell due tomorrow so hopefully he will get it out for a test run!