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#1762375 - 07/08/11 11:46 PM New Oak Foils Mini Simmons Inspired Shape
wegosurf Offline
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With summer here, I wanted a small stubby board that could still catch a lot of waves but not have the bulk and size to have to lug around. So this is what Wayne Okamoto over at Oak Foils came up with. Dim's are approx 5'10" X 22" X 2 7/8"


Taken it out a handful of times so far and it is such a blast to ride. Paddles really well, glides into waves early and loose and fun to ride.




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#1762376 - 07/09/11 01:51 AM Re: New Oak Foils Mini Simmons Inspired Shape [Re: wegosurf]
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With summer here, I wanted a small stubby board that could still catch a lot of waves but not have the bulk and size to have to lug around. So this is what Wayne Okamoto over at Oak Foils came up with. Dim's are approx 5'10" X 22" X 2 7/8"


Taken it out a handful of times so far and it is such a blast to ride. Paddles really well, glides into waves early and loose and fun to ride.






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#1762377 - 07/09/11 07:02 AM Re: New Oak Foils Mini Simmons Inspired Shape [Re: wegosurf]
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that's pretty cool
the outline almost looks like it has that same bump that the tomos do
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#1762378 - 07/09/11 07:14 AM Re: New Oak Foils Mini Simmons Inspired Shape [Re: wegosurf]
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wow that looks sick. that cut off blunt nose is appearing in more and more boards. the mini-simmons i tried had keels fins. would love to ride it again with a little center fin like yours that would probably keep it from washing out on more vertical turns.

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#1762379 - 07/12/11 11:12 AM Re: New Oak Foils Mini Simmons Inspired Shape [Re: wegosurf]
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I really like the look of this board! Been wanting a "bar of soap" type of a board for some time now and am very interested in some feedback on how it rides.

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#1762380 - 07/12/11 11:27 AM Re: New Oak Foils Mini Simmons Inspired Shape [Re: wegosurf]
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share more angles of them fins... and the design/performance objectives of them fins please. sweet looking board.
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#1762381 - 07/12/11 01:20 PM Re: New Oak Foils Mini Simmons Inspired Shape [Re: wegosurf]
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With summer here, I wanted a small stubby board that could still catch a lot of waves but not have the bulk and size to have to lug around. So this is what Wayne Okamoto over at Oak Foils came up with. Dim's are approx 5'10" X 22" X 2 7/8"


Taken it out a handful of times so far and it is such a blast to ride. Paddles really well, glides into waves early and loose and fun to ride.








I was picking up my board and checked out your board on the racks. curious on your feedback and how does it ride? it looked like it would be a fun ride. why gloss coat?

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#1762382 - 07/12/11 01:39 PM Re: New Oak Foils Mini Simmons Inspired Shape [Re: squattyfk]
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Squatty - i'll have to wait till the weekend to get some fin angle shots. If you are really curious, you can check the oak foils blog http://oakfoils.blogspot.com/, where Wayne posted multiple pictures of the board before and after laminating.

Honkeydonkey - the board rides unrealy. For my size I definitely could have gone smaller to get the true feel of how the board should ride, but I wanted to maintain my wave count and ride it on super small days (as a true longboard alternative). I usually just go with sand finsh on most of my board but after talking it over with Wayne, we both felt the board would look better with gloss coat.

For those of you wondering about the fin set up... it still rides loose like a twin fin, but holds in turns and doesn't wash out.

The crazy thing about the fins is that Wayne simply grabbed a piece of cardboard and started drawing the fins out, gave them at quick once over then said "yeah, that should work" and cut them out to get foiled.

And I forgot the name, it's called "The Cosmic Glyder"

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#1762383 - 07/13/11 03:35 AM Re: New Oak Foils Mini Simmons Inspired Shape [Re: wegosurf]
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Or it could be re-named the "Look what I found on the internet".
http://community.magicseaweed.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=21958
Back in March 2010.
Yeah...I know the surfboard shaping world is full of co-incidences of this kind.
Won't make it as a ground breaking shape but good for a bit of distraction from more hydronamically efficient planshapes.
I'll duck for cover now.
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#1762384 - 07/13/11 08:28 AM Re: New Oak Foils Mini Simmons Inspired Shape [Re: Retropete]
wegosurf Offline
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Or it could be re-named the "Look what I found on the internet".
http://community.magicseaweed.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=21958
Back in March 2010.
Yeah...I know the surfboard shaping world is full of co-incidences of this kind.
Won't make it as a ground breaking shape but good for a bit of distraction from more hydronamically efficient planshapes.
I'll duck for cover now.





This is actually the 2nd one that Wayne has shaped. The first being sometime around 2009.

http://oakfoils.blogspot.com/search?upda...;max-results=50

http://oakfoils.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-11-06T21%3A05%3A00-08%3A00&max-results=50

The link posted above is from 2010 so that is months after the original Cosmic Glyder was created. So if anything, the guy who posted on Magic Seaweed most likely got the idea from the Cosmic Glyder and not the other way around.
Many years ago Wayne shaped a shrunk down, mid length version of the Tyler Riddler and he called it the Kiddler, and this is a shrunk down verison of that, with bottom channels, scooped out deck and Whale tail.

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#1762385 - 07/13/11 12:32 PM Re: New Oak Foils Mini Simmons Inspired Shape [Re: averagejoe]
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that's pretty cool
the outline almost looks like it has that same bump that the tomos do



that was my first thought too...
board looks fun!

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