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Thoughts on nose channels? #2910776
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I feel like I'm seeing this design idea coming back into style. It's part of Jeff Alexander's designs, I think it was a feature of (link)Mark Thompson's Drongo fish ... and you see it on some of Tomo's boards like the Vader and the Tie Fighter (Barsby's is the only one of those i've ever seen) . Burch is putting them on some of his boards, here's a (link) sweet looking fish on IG from Christopher Clark




how do you think this would this go on a squared off nose like this Nine Lights MB ?(+no center channels like tomo's and cclarky's designs)


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I think it makes sense for boards with really low nose rocker (or boards you would like to add nose rocker to without changing entry rocker).

I definitely had some steep drops on my deathstar where I could feel the nose channels preventing the nose from pearling.


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Kinda like old nose rider longboards but on a smaller scale

Only way to find out is get one with and one without

Re: Thoughts on nose channels? [Re: xmesa] #2910918
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Not sure about channels but I have a board with very heavy nose concave and it provides heaps of lift and stops the board from pearling as easy. Its a 59 and you can almost hang 5 on it lol

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My Tomo vanguard has pretty cool looking nose channels, I think it does help with lift when dropping in or turning hard off the front foot. It seems like an feature open for innovation for next level surfers, especially for those who can go switch foot easily.

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Has anybody ridden one of those 9 lights mini bobs?Those boards look nice.

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griffin and others do it on longboards for grip and drive
alexander's is more of a 1" deep concave scoop between two vee'd noses.

I never understood its impact without the twin noses which split the planing area up front in two. Like Rex's Manta design which did it in the nose and tail. Plus Jeff's quad is more like a thruster with the rears closer together than a normal quad. Jeff's concave goes through the whole bottom starting at 1" and flattening out to almost flat in the tail though the fins. The compression of the air bubble taken in through the nose and exiting through the tail is what gave it its turbo charge but it was a pretty slippery bar of soap ride that required a special technique of driving off the tail with your back foot and then pushing forward through the nose with your front foot to force the air along the bottom. I have a half a dozen of his gemini's and have made my own compsand versions as well.

With Greg's flat bottoms and sharp rails you could just stay put and drive off the tail and not have to shift your weight like that.


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Yeah, on my Vader I always feel the nose channels get it up and planing quicker. Dunno if that's true or not, but that's how it feels...


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surfed it in windy crap for the first time and it felt good. 5'1 x 20 x 2.5 sidecut fish. Justin makes amazing boards.





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Makes it impossible to pearl in my experience.


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Re: Thoughts on nose channels? [Re: toowalled] #2928329
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Originally Posted By: toowalled
Has anybody ridden one of those 9 lights mini bobs?Those boards look nice.


So... I've been riding stamps boards since 2005.
I asked tim about 9 lights (jeff beck)
He told me, he's bad ass...he RIP down the fence in your backyard & make a bitchin board.
I've known & seen jeff (9lights) & his brother for years now...but never ridden one
But I know he makes cool shit


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Btw...I think Harbour still puts nose channels on their boards
I'm not sure if it's a good/bad thing...
But nobody surfs off the nose


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Saw that on his IG
pretty dope. you're stoked!


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Originally Posted By: laidback

But nobody surfs off the nose


some can and do.
not talking longboard.

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But nobody surfs off the nose


some can and do.
not talking longboard.


Yeah I thought of it after...
when these guys flip their board around & surf off the nose itd be nice to have channels


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