I had the idea well over a year ago. I wanted to pull all the fiberglass off an old surfboard and attempt to reshape into a brand new board. I had an old banged up longboard of mine hanging in the garage, so I took that and set out to redesign it. The board went from a 10′ log all to a 5′-3″ Mini Simms looking thing.
Once the board was chopped in half, my brother and I spent two surprisingly warm winter days cutting and sanding. What we ended up with looked real sweet, but we had no idea if it would surf. The fins could have been closer to the tail, but other than that it was a pretty good effort from two guys who are in no way surfboard designers.
The board was in the water last week, and not only did it surf, it turned out to be a wild little board to ride. I had a hard time adjusting to the length of the board, and my back foot missed entirely on a couple drops. When I locked in to a nice wave the board felt fast and loose, kinda like a big boogie board.
Here’s a shot of my father waxing up the Tombstone, rocking the red and black lumberjack with Wayfarers. There are a couple cool things to note here. First, check out the Ice Tubes Surfboards logo on the nose of the board. Here’s a close up. I also designed a “recycle” logo for this little green machine, which is on the top of the board towards the tail.