Category Archives: design

It’s a boy!

Another hillbilly hull. This one is 7’6″ and here are photos of the delivery.

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my personal 7’11” hillbilly hull

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.

new boards

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.

Into the shaping room

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.