McTavish boards featured in April issue of Vogue. Next month, Bob and J.Lo shoot?
Ten years ago this was a common sight - rail offcuts are the first byproduct of a fully hand shaped surfboard, but now that shaping machines have largely replaced the hand-shaper you don't see them much anymore! Here's a pile of rail offcuts from last weeks batch of hand-shapes I did - hitting the bin!
These two fins were made 38 years apart. The left one I shaped on 1974 on the last batch of spoons I made. The right one I sketched from memory a couple of weeks ago for the latest batch of spoons - pretty similar. The left board showed up today to surprise me after 38 years.
This morning we had a massive Spoon reunion on the factory lawn. Kneeboarder Gary Self showed up with 2 of the Spoons Bob made back in '74. He had tacquired them from a friend who'd had them stored at his factory over 15 years ago. Bob has one of the '74 Spoons, so in total we had 3 of the 4 from that batch, plus the new ones from our last run. They looked awesome lined up together out the front.
The original '74 line-up
Gary and a very stoked Bob