Hollow boards- Past and present.
Froggy and Joe Dirt have been arguing with me that although surfboard design may have stagnated in the past 20 years there have been huge leaps forward in the use of technology in surfboard construction. Expoxy, Tufflites, Bamboo rails, carbon fibre and the new hollow core Salomon boards.
He insisted I take a new 'Lost' hollow, carbon fibre fish away with me up the coast on the weekend and 'get with the program'.
I admit its a nice board, although it is impossible to wax a black surfboard in the sun. It's still not that much further advanced than my hollow polyurethane blow molded rounded pin tail single fin surfboard developed by (it says shaped by in the leg rope plug?!) Simon Anderson in the late 70's.
Be sure to click on the photos to see a blow up.