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Sandans latest boards ..cont…

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

These are the latest boards!
What we did here is add more rocker =and concave!
Make the gromit carve turns!
shorten his rail ark , look for pocket and think more where the best part of the wave is!
this board is drawn out as well . Clean outline with carve in mind.
Sandy learnt to surf bigger waves on this board.
Sandy lernt to surf copa point on this board .
The board has paddle and grunt for juice!
clean pin tail for carve style and intro into size!
Experiment went well !
Thats the board laying on grass!

Sandy steped up a notch! sick!
Carving copa point and laying hard grab rail cut backs dont win heats in 1 foot slop ! yeh!
well lets add tail area to the party !
Much like a snow shoe in snow compared to stilts!
with plane carve turn we addd slop!
still round tail but much fuller!
adds float behind back foot drive !
added tail area and shorten rail length and decreased nose width!
Flouro colors to catch chick
It works and soon sandy will need to move again and get a new board.
What is next I will share!
Already working on it!
Sandy is ready for high porformance boards beyond his insane talent
been testing the answer myself now.
hope sandy loves it
Saga continues………….

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 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!