This video is a super quick documentation of the building [Ryan Lovelace] and subsequent surfing [Trevor Gordon] of the first ThrougHull.
A pretty good lesson in acceleration and flow put on by Trevor [and briefly Mr.Travers Adler]. He and I originally designed the board for traveling and hollower reef or beachbreak waves on tropical adventures. It did really well and was mostly tuned for tubes and reef style waves, though it seems to go just fine in average surf back home!
The added tail rocker that we put in for slow tube rides also gives a major hand in warping cutbacks making it an outrageously versatile hull. The speed generated going back into the pocket gets me pretty stoked.
Shape/Glassing footage by Trevor Gordon
Surf footage by Michael Kew
music J.J. Cale | Let Me Do It To You
Trevor Gordon last week getting a fun one on the 5'3 t.Rev from back around 2007...pretty damn stoked that this thing has held up for so long and after so much use!
Trevor brought me a shortboard blank from his garage and asked me to shape something "rootsy but can turn really hard". I took the nose of my twin fish and the tail of my favorite roundpin longboard...put a slight vee into double to single concave on the bottom and foiled it down super flat. Bingo!
clip: Michael Kew