One of the earlier hillbilly hulls, shaped in 2004. I had shaped three boards from a 70s Frye egg that all surfed well but had too much tail width for anything approaching overhead. So I pulled in the tail and gave it more of a thinman nose and contoured the bottom with what is now my standard hillbilly hull bottom; belly-concave-double concave. There’s a lot of edge at the tail for release and a very flat rocker, especially down the center. This is easily the fasted board I’ve ever had and works from knee high Tourmaline to double overhead Cliffs.
My beloved beast of a ride for a while. I have to say I’m much happier with my “68 VW bus. Smaller truck, smaller headaches. Room for a few boards and my tired body to lay down. It’s really all I need.
Well the new HPH for Joe should be ready. I also did a hillbilly hull with a new twist. Instead of belly-single concave-double concave, I kept the concave single on through the tail. After riding my HPH i thought perhaps the single would hold more water for even more drive. It’s got a Fins 101 bamboo hull fin designed by John at Mitch’s North and will feature a pond scum green tint. Should be interesting.
I also still have a couple hillbilly hulls at The Pod Room. Check ‘em out next time you’re in Oceanside.
Heading up onto the hill to Channin’s to do a few new boards. Looking at the possibilities of finless designs. Also perhaps a belly bottom, old school log, just for fun. Who knows? Did a hillbilly hull with a deep single concave last time that I can’t wait to see. Sam Cody called today to dial in the pinline colors. Sweet.