[completed in October 2011]
Until now I was shaping for me or a close family member.
Board #005 is my first official order!!! It meant a lot to me and I definitely could feel a different vibe while shaping it. Some kind of pressure... I was on a mission: to satisfy my first customer, Rick who is my husband's friend (and boss!). He is an athletic guy of 5'11 and 185 pounds who practices Ju-Jitsu on a daily basis. He started surfing last spring and he was looking for an easy board he could ride in any kind of conditions, no hassle, pure fun.
I worked on a shaping software to design a model which would fit Rick the most. I ended up shaping an hybrid board between longboard and egg. "Longboard" because of the volume, round rails, flat bottom and square tail. "Egg" because of the narrow lines, specially on the nose and tail.
The design was specially thought for Rick who is a big fan of MMA (Mixed Martial Art). I copied part of the official MMA logo to which I added a twist of tribal tatoo.