As board design goes deeper into the realms of CAD and fluid dynamics choosing a board becomes a beautiful, yet complex, decision. Just what is going on out there, how do you solve the problem of finding the perfect board for your surfing. We asked some the world’s best and showcase 74 of the most fun shapes around.
Summer’s nearly here, that time when we can swap jeans and hopefully, if we’re really lucky, neoprene for a lightweight alternative. Boardshorts tick everyone’s box, they’re great for hanging out in and you never know if may even be warm enough to wear them in the sea this summer. This season brings a huge range of retro inspired designs combined with cutting edge technology. So jump in and discover what’s on offer!
With computer programmes, vivid imaginations and love for tinkering our shapers are committed to a life of playing with foam. Add to that the fact that these days anything goes and you have world of amazing constantly changing shapes. So whats new for 2015…we thought we’d better find out!
Since Carve was invented in 1994 we have seen radical changes in attitudes to board design and production methods. Once it was one board for everything apart from Indo and anything else life threatening, PU construction, hand shaped to order, and ready when it was ready… Today the whole industry has transcended to one of dynamics, minuscule tolerances and daily design tweaks. We even speak of volume in our specifications. In issue 151 we speak to some of Britains and indeed the worlds, top shapers to get their opinions on subjects on everything from where surfboard design has been and where it is heading featuring 70 models, tips, reviews, pitfalls, how to buy, and shaper interviews.
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