The Little Strongman

While he may be a little on the short side, deep rippling Carnie concave and 15mm plush mount drops makes this little guy perfect for aggressive freeriding.

Wheel base : 700mm

Length : 900mm

Width at the shoulders : 250mm

Under his tight red and black cotton suit hides a balsa core and mixture of glass and carbon skin and six separate internal torsion boxes.

A few sleek Kevlar and carbon pinlines assures this body building midget will out shine any competition.

While he may be short and hard his thick skins give succulent responsiveness to whomever is atop his deep W concave.

May 26th, 2010

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The Little Strongman

Small, nimble and looking rather slick…

I have floated the last clear tonight  so tomorrow morning before work I hope to have enough time to buff this board out as I cant wait to see the new logo that has a slight metal flake to lift the badge off the black and red silk finish.

This board is a shortened Little Mr bigwood with a 15mm plush mount, 700mm wheel base, 250mm wide and a deep W concave.

May 23rd, 2010

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Boards for the little lady

Riders come in many different shapes and sizes and so should their boards….

A small wheelbase freeride board

This board is a tiny 700mm wheel base balsa core plush mount board with deep W concave and a full wrap fabric bottom skin. At the moment it is still sitting in the workshop waiting for the infusion disposables to be ripped off and hot coat floated over its rolling curves.

May 6th, 2010

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Freeride with Feathers

The next board from the labs has a central carbon shear web, glass skins , balsa core and wood rails in a corseted template with 15mm drops, deep double U concave and a feather print fabric bottom.

This board has a small amount of flex for carving and at 1.35kg un gripped it will be easy to lug back to the top of the hill.

The feather print looks fantastic and as I only have a few boards worth will make this a very unique board.

March 31st, 2010

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Freeride with a wedge lime not lemon please…

So just a quick teaser with far more info to come in a day or two…

Above is a 40mm solid cabron drop that morphs into a carbon skin and balsa cored footpan. I am sure in a few days the new owner max will post up a review!

Here you can see the carbon beans that support a slid cabon mounting plate and drop. This was taken before I had clear coated it in the hopes to show the very subtle curves extremely compact drop area.

March 22nd, 2010

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May I introduce you to the Chubbie Mistress 2010

Done and with ever so slighty wet paint I wrapped it in bubble wrap and shipped it down south.

Fingers crossed it arrives before the race!

March 16th, 2010

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Just a lick of clear and she is done!

The cook went well, the balsa didnn’t blow apart like the first board and the finish is tight. I will drop some clear this afternoon to really darken that wood and add depth to the carbon.

The board is a little on the heavy side coming in around 2kg BUT the extra weight as all in the nose and tail bends that are 30 layers of solid carbon. This board is I-fishaly the best I have made to date!!

March 16th, 2010

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Prepreg longboard layup

A bit of a peek into the top secret layup used in the first Chubbie Mistress for 2010

This board will cook tomorrow and so long as I do not run into any more steam problems it may just be ready in time to take a young Alex Knight to the top of the podium at the Queenstown DH Outlaw Race.

March 15th, 2010

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The proof is in the smile

Tom dropped by to pick up his new weapon of mass stokage!

I am more than happy with the way this board came out, it has a solid feel and will take the beating tom is going to punish this board with thanks to its wooden rails and balsa construction. The flex is dialled in for Tom to give just a hint of give nose to tail but torsionally this board is like a rock and has the responsiveness that other boards will only ever be able to dream of.

The extra hotcoats did wonders for the black finish with the red of the print giving this board that little bit extra lushness.

Cant wait for your first ride report Tom!

March 9th, 2010

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Hotcoated and looking fine!

Just a few truck holes and its done!

March 3rd, 2010

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