"During the ordering process, Mark was sending me written accounts of Bob Simmons design theories as well as photos and dimensions of the boards Mark typically rides.
All Marks examples are very Simmons inspired and I got that he was walking the path less travelled. Something I can well relate to; as I guess it would be safe to say there’s not a lot of foot prints along the trail of my Hot Curl journey.
I spent most of the weekend shaping Mark’s board which bear in mind was already machine shaped. All the same I sunk a surprising amount of Roger hours into this board.
As I was nearing the finish line it occurred to me that all I had really done was shape a Bob Simmons, if you take a Bob Simmons and really exaggerate the bottom contours, really push them out there, then cut in the recess to separate the tails, leave off the twin fins then you will most likely end up with this shape! Well I did!
With this fresh revelation smacking me firmly between the eyes I stood in my dusty room with just one question: Would BOB approve? . . ."
Roger, I am sure he would. You and Bob are one of a kind.
As you can clearly see Roger has an eye for design and innovation. Very few shapers spend the time to experiment and put the time in to go new places like this. Mate I love what you do.