|the only picture of board#080 (the one in the middle).|
Dimensions: 6'8 x 21 1/8 x 2 1/2
[completed in January 2015]
model Vintage 17
The story: Fourth board shaped for a group of french surfers coming to SoCal for a surf trip (see details of the story here). This one was for Nicolas. Hard for me to write about Nicolas as we barely communicated. I got this message from the organizer of the surf trip:
"Nicolas -> 1m73 65kg
Ca sera sa première board
Souhait: une board passe partout en 6’2 avec un peu de volume pour la rame. Monté en 2+1
Il surfe des beachbreak classique en bretagne"
In brief it was his first board ever and it sounded like he was just starting surfing. Then I exchanged a couple of one sentence emails with Nicolas directly. Clearly, that board was a necessity. That was probably the Mere-Made customer with who I had the least interaction ever! But it seems it was part of the deal not to have to worry about his board.
The shape: Because of the very limited directions given, I had the chance to pick the shape I wanted to. I went with an outline I really like and I know works for intermediate surfer, the Vintage 17 model. Always a lot of fun to shape, except for the channels!
The artwork: pretty much the same story as for the shape. Nicolas could not care less about what was painted on his board. Because of the time constraint (I needed to make 5 boards within a month), I decided to do a very simple artwork, using the same color I had ready in the spray-gun for another board ;)