Lizzy (3 years) took some arty pictures of the looooooong handplane that i rode last weekend. It's pretty huge for handplane standards, but it provides a lot of of lift in sloppy conditions. At first it didn't have the keels, but at some point the wood started to warp (you never really know how recycled wood will hold up after some time) giving the board a niiice banana rocker. So i added the keels to get the rocker under control. Now the board is not only straight again, but also super grippy (maybe too much, i'm not sure yet).
The artwork is inspired by the windmill park out at sea (i can see them from the beach and the line-up). Every time i see them i think of clean power, wich makes me really happy.
At the Swayholland shapers meeting here in Holland two years ago i met Paul Jensen (super nice guy, he was giving board building classes in the country) and he wanted to ride some waves so he borrowed this board (pre-keels) and my swimfins. The tail is not really meant for funtion, eh he said. I had to admit i only made it this way because i liked the look of it :)
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