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Phillips – Van Velzer aka The Pig

Phillips – Van Velzer aka The Pig

Simmons made ‘em light, Velzy made ‘em turn…and Phillips made ‘em relevant. This model defines the boards of the late 50’s / early 60’s – before noses widened and signature models were introduced. A pulled in nose and soft rounded squaretail, with hips about 10” behind center, are the marks of what Dale Velzy designed as The Pig. The rails start slightly up in the nose, where there’s a bit of belly, and then they smoothly transition to 50/50, which works with the slight body roll all the way through the tail. Just ahead of the fin on the bottom we’ve added some additional roll to allow the board to rotate and bank stylishly side-to-side. The board gets a glass on fin but we don’t put it right back on the tail because there’s no need…we like it about 4” up from the tail, just so the trailing edge of the fin lines up with the tail block. This placement, along with the fin shape, allows you to really open her up on the face. The Pig is one of the most user-friendly boards you can own. Baggy trunks and whip turns…waaa hooooooooo!

-Materials: US Blanks or Blair Polyurethane Foam.

-Stringer Configuration: A true 1” redwood (no puny 7/8” sticks here) or wide balsa…2”, 3” or…..?

-Fin: Glass on pig fin or skeg of your choice

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Night Train – Working Girl

Night Train – Working Girl

WORKING GIRL
- 9’1 and up – 17 1/2 x 22 1/2 x 14 3/4 x 2 7/8″ – Built for speed. This board knows how to get around. Moderate rocker and rolled bottom with V in the tail for rail to rail transition. Tucked edge for drive. Works exceptionally well in beach breaks.

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Night Train Surfboards – Summer Fling

Night Train Surfboards – Summer Fling

SUMMER FLING
- 9’1 and up – 17 x 22 1/2 x 15 x 2 7/8″ – Low entry rocker with kick in the tail. The rolled bottom helps to keep forward momentum while the narrow nose allows for smooth nose riding in the steeper sections. Wide hips with a narrow tail block make this board highly maneuverable. Its a good everyday board to fit a variety of conditions.

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Night Train Surfboards – Street Walker

Night Train Surfboards – Street Walker

STREET WALKER
- 9’1 and up – 19 x 23 x 15 x 3″ – Made to stay on the tip. This is a light weight nose rider model. It features a down rail nose with plenty of volume to increase floatation and nose riding through the flattest sections. Flat bottom to maintain speed from tip to tail. Its a very friendly board for the average surfer.

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Night Train Surfboards – Ugly Betty

Night Train Surfboards – Ugly Betty

UGLY BETTY
- 9’1 and up – 18 x 23 x 15 1/2 x 3″ – Built wide for a smooth ride. Low entry rocker with kick in the tail. Nose concave to maximize tip time and soft rails for fluid transitioning. Everything you could want in an essential nose rider.

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Surfboards by Davenport – On the Rocks Model

Surfboards by Davenport – On the Rocks Model

Conceived on the barstools of the legendary Harbor Room by Mr. Davenport and Mr. Factor after one too many stiff whiskey cannonballs, straight no chaser, the “On the Rocks” model should not be confused with the marketing scheme surrounding the nomenclature “Log.” “Logs” are for lumberjacks, limp wristed cutbacks, ballerina slow motion tip toes, and kiddie park rollercoasters for junior. No baseball bat rails or silly trendy dug-out canoe concave, yet it can noseride…just not in the shoulder. So, forget any “just the tip” action on the flats. Frontal action is a functional maneuver and not a donkey-show pony-trick. With rails so slippery in the water and the slide so quick, no lube is necessary. A beer gut-belly in the center of the board proves that the “On the Rocks” model leaves the light beers for the ladies. Yet, the thin foil may suggest that the “On the Rocks” model might also have added a third pun to it’s namesake. With the ability to be a casual cat and the critical sections, gouging cutbacks, back-breaking jives, el rollos, halting kick stalls, deep turkey-stuffed noserides and heavy enough to scare hipsters back to their hulls, the “On the Rocks” just might be the perfect concoction for you! Bring some CLASS back to the Beach and tip the bartender.
Length: 9’0” – 10’ 6”
Nose: 16 1/2” – 18”
Width: 22” – 23 1/2”
Tail: 15 3/4“ – 16 1/2”
Thickness: 3” – 3 3/8”

Info supplied by Edfactor

On the Rocks

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