This was my favorite shape from the 70's. I wanted to make a wall hanger of my favorite shape from that era and this balsa was my first attempt at shaping a balsa. Other than the lumps from my first attempt at shaping a balsa it has survived well over the years. After taking a good looking over I am amazed at how far designs have evolved over the decades.
nate, howsit? I still have a blank here with your name on it. ;-)ReplyDelete
Classic Pintail. Love it. I understand this one is a wall hanger but where did you use to ride that (super) model? Is it heavy? Cheers!ReplyDelete
Alex, Oh I loved that shape, many memorable sessions. I rode it when ever there were a decent ground swell with some push.ReplyDelete
Weight wise it is relatively light in compared to the balsa we get now a days. Back then it seemed like "old growth" balsa weights were much lighter. The "new growth" is much denser heavier and much more fibrous.
The older guys that glued up the wood were much more conscientious ie, they would pair up sticks by weight and would pick the lighter pieces. Now days they just glue up what ever they can get their hands on.
i really like that leaf wayne. is it a lam, or resin, or...? seems like it would pair up well with the roots n branches series. goin back to the roots. classic stickReplyDelete
kelly that leaf is one of the orginal leaf designs dating back to the mid-late 70's. I had a few left over when I shaped the balsa in the early-mid 80's.Delete
lets bring em back!Delete