Inspired Surfboards

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Thursday, October 12, 2006


Here's my excuse for not posting in MONTHS!! We've been working on what we're calling the Perimeter Stringer System. These boards have double 1/8" basswood stringers moved from the traditional center plaement out onto the rails. Since we began building our blanks in-house last year, this design has been our #1 goal. I'm so stoked on 'em. They look unreal, but the design improvements over center stringers are unreal. Basically, your center stringered board has all the stiffness under the stringer, this allows the rails to flex. This flex in the rail results in the board twisting under a load (in your turns) making for unnatural curves and flattening out concaves. The PSS boards retain "true under load" outline, profile, and bottom contours. Plus, the PSS boards have a flex-back where as when the board is put under load the stiffer rails directly flex back into position, giving the rider a sense of spring out of turns. They really gain speed in turns! The boards are also much stronger, not only from doubling up the stringer, but placing them on the rails as a dampener where most major damage comes from. We can also engineer the blanks for rider profile and different board designs. The tool we use can cut in perfect 1/2" increments from 1/2 out to 2 1/2 inches. A lighter rider would get the best performance having the stringers closer to the rail, where a more powerful surfer would need them further from the rail. Enough tech stuff, they're sick. I've been on mine for a few months and Cullen just got back from putting one through the ropes down in Mex. I gotta get back at it.
Peace out..
Drew

posted by drew

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