It all started with the fish when the innovative shapers and board builders out there decided to revisit the past for some inspiration. In doing so they brought back some lost skills such as resin tints and hand foiled fins.The Fish Fry has been a place for these fine craftsmen to showcase their skills. We have seen some amazing boards as shapers have pushed the boundaries over the last few years. As this new look at the fish has evolved to its many forms, it has influenced other shapes and designs along the way.This has spawned a renewed interest in other board forms by this same group and a wider following.Notably the Mini Simmons, Hulls, old school Logs and Pigs. It is pleasing to note that there are an increasing number of people building their own boards as well.All of this is to be applauded and celebrated as a positive for surfing.So it is only natural that these shapers and board builders continue to share their skills with us and include these other shapes at the Fish Fry.It has truly become a melting pot of ideas for like minded people.

The Spanish " Rabbits Foot "

" Hello I am Rafa (better known as radesega) I write from the Mediterranean coast, I live in Valencia and although there are no waves every day I am a lover of shape and surfing.

Now I'm doing a finless surfboard inspired by the Rabbits Foot, I send some pictures to share with you.

It has a deep concave, the right rail goes round ending in a nearly vertical plane with the intention to hold. The left edge has a channel to go backside. Low rocker and slightly parabolic."


Looks like Ryan has inspired a few people with his Rabbits Foot . Without knowing too much detail , as I have not seen it in the flesh , it looks simple in design and execution which is great.  Rafa seems to have a few more things going on with his. Last weekend ( Easter ) I was surfing down at the Pass to Clark's at Byron Bay and saw Derek Hine crouched down and spinning his way through the huge number of people out surfing that day. His boards are very complicated by comparison to Ryan's Rabbits Foot.Love the simplicity of what he is doing.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

the rabbits foot is pretty deceptive until you pick it up; there is an entire form under what is visible in photos that becomes reeeeeally obvious when you find it, but so far is a bit hidden from the photos/video i've shown to protect what really makes them scoot ;)