Nuuhiwa Noserider

Shaper’s Block, is there is such a thing?  I skinned the Nuuhiwa blank last week and then decided to put it aside as my mind just wasn’t functioning in a 60’s paradigm.

A visit to the chiropractor musta jarred the brain and I’m now feeling abnormal again (thank heavens).

The downtime allowed for a revamping of my shaping stand and I bought some great new tools on a recent jaunt to Melbourne.

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Here’s the blank.  It has a traditional high density blue foam between two strips of bass wood. 

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Here’s the skinned blank… Look carefully and you can see the Nuuhiwa hiding in the foam!

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Shaping the signature deep Nuuhiwa concave…

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I love the lines of this board.  It’s very refined and much different from a modern longboard.

I’m still trying to decide the colors and theme of the traditional resin tint.  Thinking butterscotch with maybe a Tiffany blue deck inlay with thin white pins and a teardrop accent on the hull…

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