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Cleaning your Surfboard!!

Sunday, November 30th, 2008
  1. Dirty surfboardSo, your board had a hard night out and needs some love. Here is an easy way to make your Santangelo Surfboard look brand new again!

  2. Scrape wax off surfboardUsing a wax comb, scrape as much wax off as possible. Scrunch up used wax and throw over the fence.

  3. Clean surfboardUsing a off–cut of towel (take a pair of scissors and hit the linen cupboard!), wipe down the entire board with petrol or turps. This will melt down the wax and not harm your boards finish.contact your surfboard shaper about what paints they use ! Professionals use acryic laquer! Not responsble for cheaper spray or finnish! buy the best get the best!! Do not use acetone or thinners!!!

  4. Careful around FCS finsBe careful around FCS screws! Best bet is to take fins out and screw the FCS grub screws down below surface.

  5. Clean surfboard with jiffUse Jiff (or similar cream cleaning product) and squirt it over your board.

  6. Clean surfboard with jiffUsing a light kitchen scourer with water, wash off the petrol residue along with any remaining wax marks and dirty finger prints. Let the Jiff do most of the work. No need to scratch the life out of your board with the scourer. If you’re scared, use the sponge side.

  7. Wipe surfboard with towelWash off with water and with the left over towel from the linen cupboard dry your board off.

  8. Nice sparkling clean surfboardWOLLA!!!! Brand new board again!!!! Look after her, she is your best friend!

Concave vs convex! (vee)

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

So simple!
Check your sun glasses. Inside is a concave, outside is a convex = vee. A concave adds speed to your board because it straightens the centre line (stinger) of your board! The concave adds grip to turns. The rail grabs first!

A vee is the opposite. Vee bottoms are are used where no extra speed is needed, e.g. big waves! Bigger waves have power, so there’s no need for your board to get extra speed. The vee is used to get your board on rail a lot smoother.

Try this

Go to the kitchen sink and turn on the cold tap. Grab a spoon and first hold the convex side up under the running tap. Roll the spoon from side to side. Notice the water release off the edge of the spoon? Also, you can tip the spoon from side to side more easily.

Now turn the spoon over. Water everywhere! The water spits off the concave (inside) of the spoon much faster and much harder!

Its the same as your board. Water travels across the board diagonally. The only time water travels straight down your board is when you’re headed in a straight line back to the beach. Have a look at surf photos, you can see the water squirting out just like that spoon under the tap.

You can check out the concave in your board by using a straight edge across your board, examples of this are shown in these photos.

Ok then, what does double concave mean?

Well, that’s 2 spoons under the tap—that just wet your shirt—but adds the concept or a vee!! It means you can break a rail–line easier than a single concave (think of the roll part of spoon added to the scoop of the spoon). It’s another design to break your board on rail easily, while keeping concave!

I love double concave, but it must be kept under back foot for best results! I do a lot of bigger guys and bigger wave boards with this in mind! For the heavy footed or for power in waves, double concave is a must!!

DAN

Welcome and thanks!

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

Welcome to my blog! I have so much to share about how boards work!!!

This board I am riding looks like an upside table spoon! So much concave its insane! An experiment, but works!

At my beloved board riding club!

Stay in touch! Early days on blog and seeing how it works. Thanks Dylan for the site (will pass on details for intrest)!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the support! Thanks for looking!

Be blogging every chance with designs, sprays, how boards work, customer of the week,team surfer (thats you) best surf they had, your quiver,how to fix dings etc!!!!!!!!!!! Too much to list!! excited!!!!!!!!!!

DAN

Welcome to the Santangelo Surfboards blog

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Hey, welcome to the Santangelo Surfboards blog. This place will be dedicated to showing the latest goings on at Santangelo Surfboards. Hopefully you’ll be able to find lots of info on things ranging from board design, to fins, to surfboard sprays. Check back soon for more posts!