photos by Erin Kunkel from danny's blog
Danny hand-constructs is surfboards from sustainably harvested poplar, cork, and amapola, with a durable+reciclable EPS foam core laminated with less toxic epoxy resin. This designs are a step toward a "green" more durable surfboard .
He starts building a perimeter frame made out of layered poplar and cork engineered to control the desired amount of flex. The frame will avoid twisting providing a good feeling when fully committing the rail into turns.
After the frame is constructed, rockered and foiled an EPS core is insert within the structure for bottom and deck contours. To finish it receives an outside wood skin finished with a single 4-ounce s-glass fiberglass.
This custom shape it's a Pacheco 5'-8'' x 20.325" x 2.25" shaped by Danny Hess, photos by Nuno
In the end every board is one of it's kind, do to the unique organic wood grain patterns. That is kinda cool!