Continually experimenting with varying rails, plan shapes, thickness and rockers. I then moved on to the wide tail single fins which were known as the ‘Lazor Zaps’. These designs were also short, wide and thick. I took most of the area out of the nose and added more width to the tail area.
The ‘Lazor Zap’ is the forerunner to the modern short board, which some surfers are still using to this day.
After a frustrating period of time during which I tried to make the modern short board function consistently and most favourably for a range of abilities, and finally achieving only mediocre results, I decided to do my own thing with the design again. Hence the conception and creation of ‘The Nugget’.
This is the most exciting, practical and functional design on which I have worked. This surfboard incorporates all the knowledge and skill which I have accumulated over my many years of design and shaping, and it is the ultimate vehicle for anyone. You do not need to be a professional surfer to ride this board, but it will enhance your abilities at whatever stage of surfing you are. Thus, if you are someone who surfs at the Pro level then, you will be able to surf even better.
This board which has evolved from my many year of experience and knowledge as a world renowned designer, shaper and manufacturer incorporates: practicality, stability and functionality with my revolutionary ‘Loaded Dome’; by a long way it is the best design so far.
It is a complete unit capable of utilising a wide range of conditions, a simple form in its appearance, but in reality a complex, subtle blend of curves. Curves which produce amazing results, bringing all of the board’s contours together in a way which allows the surfer to concentrate on the manoeuvres which he wants to do while the board is performing anything that you asked of it; that is, a subconscious command which becomes a conscious reality.