Bob Mc Tavish has been working on a stand-up Spoon concept Flex-tail. " Something that flexes and winds up like a Spoon, but you can stand up on it and paddle it in with ease. Heres a few progress shots, its got a groovy swirl on the bottom too!!"
I love the way Bob is forever experimenting and taking time out to look back at his shaping and surfing past to bring us a new round of thinking. His wealth of knowledge , experience and the little guys unbelievable energy are to be admired.
Mick Mackie and Roger Hall have both had a lot of success with flex tails on boards over the years. Roger has even experimented with a detachable flextails so that he could literally screw on different tails with different flex patterns and shapes to see what the outcomes would be. Flex of any kind is an interesting aspect of surfboards as it is very hard to quantify and measure. It is more of a seat of the pants feel thing for most people. I also believe if we knew how much some things flex with loads and pressure we put on our boards and fins we would be amazed.