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Gals Shaping Session at @truckeeroundhouse:
From all around the crystal blue waters of Lake Tahoe, gathered a group of folks that may not have interacted since the snow melted in the spring or even recognized each other out of the traditional winter bundling and goggles. In this way it didn't matter if you had actually met each other before- an underlying bond had drawn you to this gathering: the common interest in surfing on snow.
While this particular session was focused on shaping a board for gal riders, dudes and groms mixed and mingled to share in the experience.
To kick things off @aaron_sababba presented a brief history of snow sliding theory depicted by examples from the Elevated Quiver. While those concepts soaked in the mingling presided over a healthy spread of snacks and non-alcoholic libations.
Stage 2: Templates, tape measurers, and pencils. To account for the large turnout we broke into 2 groups headed up by the gals who quickly got to work expressing their ideas through sketches on masonite. With experience and knowledge flowing in from every direction any possible question was readily answered by peers.
The Final Act: jigsaws, sanders and the under the arm test.
Once the final curves were etched, @kennygood got to work with the jigsaw to zip em free and sand them down. The shapes were passed around for “under the arm” tests then laid down on the floor and stood upon to gauge boot sizing and visualize the ride. Finally color swaths were passed around and agreed upon a version of pinkish orange which is currently all around the mountains in the form of the blooming Indian Paintbrush flower.
As the group departed from the shop the air outside felt the first tinge of briskness... the sure sign that we are Enroute back to winter.
Designed by female and grom riders for an efficient and enjoyable riding experience in powder and on groomers.
Nose Width: 12 1/2”
Waist Width: 10 1/2”
Tail Width: 11"
Turn Radius: R 28’
More Nose- Less Tail Width.
Increase float in powder, quicker maneuverability.
A subtle convexity all the way through the base to ease transition from edge to edge.
Long edge with minimal surface area acts like a fork through soup and sieves snow to drop tail in pow and allow for rapid turns.
The Minni Fish was designed by female riders, for female riders (size 5-9 US boot) for an efficient and enjoyable riding experience in powder and on groomers. This fishtail board is short and wide, the nose lifts and the tail dips for maximum buoyancy and front foot drive while gliding from edge to edge. The Minni Fish makes for quick turns to bob and weave between the trees and slash tight pockets.This board is also an excellent carver with taper and radial sidecut along with flax fiber reinforced torsional flex in the tail emulating the twin fin experience. Learn more about how the Minni Fish Snow Surf Board was created here.
EACH OF OUR SURF CRAFT SNOWBOARDS COME WITH A 5-DAY STOKE GUARANTEE! We want you to find the right board, if for any reason you are not 100% stoked with our boards after your first 5 days of use, you can literally send them back for your money back.