This funboard is just that - FUN! Its kind of a longboard that wants to be a shortboard - and it loves a nice medium-size swell. Let's clarify one thing right off the bat, this board doesn't have to be built as a pintail. We've built them with "squash" tails, "square" tails, "diamond" tails, everything you can think of. We're just proud of this particular board.
The classic pintail has low drag for speed but its easy to keep under control. A single fin works great but you can install three, four, or even five fins. Its almost as agile as a short board but you can get to the nose too. And the modern rail profile seals the deal. Its works best for riders up to 190 lbs. but heavier riders are OK depending on your experience level.
Our instructions were first released in 2005 and have gone through many updates and revisions since then. As a registered buyer you'll get updates free for life. We guide you from selecting the wood to glassing the board and everything in between. There are 78 pages with over 200 illustrations currently. We know there are lots of sites showing wood surfboard builds but you wouldn't buy a new car and say "I'll just use the manual from my old car" would you? Our instructions were written for our plans and are the best in the industry.
8'6" Funboard Full Size Templates
8' 6" FUNBOARD SPECIFICATIONS
- Length - 8' 6"
- Width - 22 1/4"
- Nose - 17"
- Tail - 14 7/8"
- Thickness - 2 3/4"
- Nose Rocker - 4 5/8"
- Fin - Single or Thruster
- Glassing - 4 oz, E glass
- Suggested resin - epoxy
- Glass schedule - 2 deck, 1 bottom
- Bottom profile - flat
- Construction - Fishbone frame
- Vent - Brass or plastic
ALL WOOD SURFBOARDS AREN'T BUILT THE SAME WAY