The crazy concoction set to replace the performance shortboard.
The smartest board you will ever ride… it acts like your on wheels in a skate park or on powder in the snow….
Originally the FELIX was the fruits of a shaping machine mishap….but with dave at the helm and some inspiration from Dan Thompson this is what you get! The Felix removes all the board parts you don’t need, the Felix has super high speed snappy turning and is a reward to ride! Made only in our Dynocore technology with deck channels and foot wells the board has pop and life with no fear of snap!
If you are looking for an addition to your quiver this summer that tighten turns and sharpen your surfing then the Felix is for you!
So Sometimes When Im Shaping or cutting things on my Beloved APS 3000 CNC, Things go wrong, Accidents happen. Concentration lapse or mechanical failures..
I hate wasting blanks, its my chosen art. So this one started out as a DM model it should have been 6’3 x 19 1/2 x 2 1/2..
Anyway it ended up a lot thinner after the first cut down the centre so , i paused the machine to make sure i wasnt going to cut off any important fixtures.. all good so i went what the $%^& just cut it and see what comes out. the blank ended up way too thin in the nose and tail and only 2″ thick in the middle..
i put aside for the day, i got what i needed to get done then went home with a mental image of what i had cut..
that night checked out surfermag Forum and had a look at the Tomo MPH. bingo i has an idea of what i could turn this blank into..
next morning i jumped in the bay and came out with this.. 5’8 x 19 1/2 x 2″… so its a low volume very high performance board. its ideal in waves with punch and high speed. i have lent it out to a few of my performance crew and have had nothing but praise and tough times trying to get it back.. claims like its the best board ever, and how the hell did i do those moves this morning etc..
so inspiration credit to Dan Tomo and cheers Stretch for the rail channels. oh and thanks to all those Maid Cafe’s in tokyo ive cruised past for the tail shape.. i call it the Felix after “Felix the Cat” come by and see if your lucky enough to try it out… Cheers Dave
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Nice Swells coming thru at the moment and a great time to be testing out different board shapes..
Here is Barrista extroadinare Oliver Shaw making the most of his Test drive on our 5’2 Felix Demo, Cheers to Geoff Fanning for the pics..
my favourite felix cartoon…