We’ve said it before – this might very well be the golden age of board design and experimentation. Guys and gals that cut their teeth during the late 60s and 70s might bristle at that statement. But consider the breadth of options available to the average consumer – not just outline, fin quantity, and color, but all forms of construction. Traditional polyester with a volan deck patch to EPS foam with bioresin. Timbertek veneers to all wood construction.
Dave Rastovich isn’t the only reason experimentation suddenly became socially acceptable sometime during the late 90s and early 2000s, but his dedication to finding his own way was certainly an inspiration. For some time he and shaper Gary McNeill have been quietly tinkering with some unusual shapes, and in this little slice of visual wonder from Nathan Oldfield, the results are pretty amazing.