In our last post regarding the development of this MOW specific wakesurf board, we were applying the high density rail material and throwing the project into the bag. In this post we want to show some of the build details for this MOW specific concave deck wakesurf board. You’ll remember that we don’t want to reduce any volume in this particular wakesurf board, part of the theory for this project is that it will be required to function in a tighter less effective part of the wake. With the introduction of large troughs, it’s like attempting to skateboard on a half pipe that’s 1 foot across, it’s effectively too tight when there isn’t an adequate transition. That limits tricks to face and lip based tricks only, unless we can move the sweet spot into an unaffected area of the wake. However, that area is much less potent. One of the ways that we will be managing that is to increase the responsiveness of this MOW specific concave deck wakesurf board.
The concave deck will improve responsiveness, but we also need to retain as much volume as possible. Our original plan was to add foam to the existing shape to develop the concave, but instead, we simply LEFT more foam on the deck above what is needed to shape the deck side of the wakesurf board. What we will be doing is shaping in the concave, BUT it will be above where the deck normally is located, this will produce a board that has slightly more volume than the standard domed deck version, but we won’t have to glue on extra bits of foam.
Here is a picture of the MOW specific concave deck wakesurf board project wakesurf board out of the bag, it still has the blue painters tape attached that we used to hold the rails in place during glue up.
The following picture should give a clearer idea as to the added foam under the front foot area. If you look at the grey high density rails along the edge of the wakesurf board you can see in the area above the grey that there is a significant amount of white EPS foam and THAT is what we will be shaping the concave IN to. Rather than trim that foam down to simply add it back in, we just left it in to begin with!
Now that we have the extra thickness that we can use to shape the deck side concave, we want to locate it! We haven’t fully decided on the shape of the deckside concave, possibly offset to one side to favor the normal “regular” surfing stance, we’re still working on that concept, but we do know the approximate location length-wise that we want to concave to be located. We have that measured and marked in the following photo.
If you look at the above picture and compare it to previous versions of this MOW specific concave deck wakesurf board, you’ll see that extra mark across the width of the wakesurf board denoting the location of the front foot. That is where we’ll want to be sure we have reached full depth and width for this project. We’re not quite ready to begin shaping the deck side of this wakesurf board, we’ll begin the shaping process by working on the bottom.
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