Board Review

Lovelace Twin Demo

Most commonly known for his "V bowls" shape, Ryan Lovelace is a great versatile shaper with many boards to offer those willing to try something different. On this day I rode one of Ryan's latest from a series of twin fins, a 5'6" fish with bottom having slight v to double transitioning to spiral v out the hips. The rocker is low but continuous, rails are thin, down around 70/30 roughly. The longboard ridden in the film is a 9'4" Bing Lightweight Noserider.

 Film & Edit Andrew Schoneberger + Music Johnny McCann

Visit Ryan Lovelace http://rlovelace.com

Film and Photo http://www.backyard.bz

Quad board review | Shaper, Ryan Lovelace

Approx. 5'8"x 19 1/2" x 2 3/4", result is a good board in various conditions, fast, excellent drive, and good release. At first, the board had too much drive in my opinion with the given fin set up although once downsizing the upper front fins to "standard" thruster sides, the board worked really well for me. At first glance, the bottom appears to have some slight vee or flat entry, transitioning to concave around front foot, and going to slight spiral vee in the tail. It was inspiring to discuss general board design with Ryan and hear about his admiration for this specific design, crediting master shaper Neal Purchase Jr. 

http://rlovelace.com

photos | Donnie Hedden (black and white, surfing) & Andrew Schoneberger (color, surfing)

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board test | bing bn lightweight 9'4"

Love this board. Not at first but by the 5th session it felt good! It's a great balance of a traditional log and modern noserider. It definitely has a sweet spot that allows fun trimming through faster sections. 

9'4" - 23 - 3, nose 18.5, tail 16.25 

https://www.bingsurf.com/product-category/longboards/bn-lightweight/

photo erik fawcett

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Board Review - fcd huevo ranchero

I recently picked up fcd's huevo ranchero board and have been enjoying it ever since. A versatile board with the option of riding as a standard tri-fin, 2+1, or single fin. I would definitely recommend this board to those who are looking to consolidate a few boards down to one or simply have fun on a board that is both retro and progressive. Another plus with this board is the ability to catch waves with ease...minimal rocker and good width under your chest. 

You can visit fcd surfboards for more info on the board...

Photos by Morgan Maassen 


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Photos by Morgan Maassen