Mike and I were casually yakking with Steve Del Rosso of Clearwater Surfboards about a local bloke who ordered a kneelo off him . Understandably , he in turn was perhaps discretely picking our brains for directions or tips he could take into the shaping bay ( then Mike showed him his skitail and nothing made any sense ) Can't blame him really because the last time he put planer to foam for a kneelo was for another local bloke at least 10 years ago and the results were not surprisingly ,ahh , guesswork at best . Really just a fat version of one of his surfboard models and I guess what else could you expect .
Gray just flicked me these images of the owners newie , hope you don't mind Radar , and I'll have to stubbornly confess it's an impressive effort . Those of you who are familiar with my opinion about surfboard shapers butchering a kneelo attempt will be surprised to hear this but you have to agree it is proportionate and even the fin placement does look well...........right . Would be interested to know the dimensions Radar just to confirm how much guess work on Steve's behalf went into it .
No Fitzy , no Katana but definitely the best local effort I've seen in 30 years .