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Surfboard Hull Design
I have been wondering about this a lot in Mini Simmons surfboard design (surfboard design in general)---what is a hull[...]
Mini Simmons Rail Design
A MIni Simmons rail article talking about our shaping experience with rails and our recommendation. We like 60/40 rails in the front that go hard off the tail and we talk about why. Shaper's Resource: Mini Simmons rail design.
Ode to Dono Surfboards
5'1" Mini Keeler by Jason Gariner. Mechanical Engineer at DART Aerospace making boards in the little bit of spare time he has . . . we think he should find some more time.
Keel Fins Tutorial – Quick & Easy
The best Mini Simmons Surfboard Keel Fin Tutorial in less than 2 minutes. This video takes you through each phase on making keel fins for your surfboard—it even includes foiling of your fins.
Mini Simmons eBook Keel Nation
The NEW 2017 Keel Nation is an 140 page shapers guide to the Mini Simmons surfboard with photos, diagrams, links and shaping instructions. Derek explores the history and the mystery of this unique shape. The new expanded edition has lots of new shapes and information not previously released. Grab you new edition today.
Design At Large – Richard Kenvin, Surf Craft
Design At Large - Richard Kenvin, Surf Craft
5’3 Mini Simmons Design By D
I talk about CNC shaping and rails and look at one of my latest designs and speak to the issue of volume.
Finless surfboard
Finless Surfboard Inspired by my involvement with Salsa (Jason Salisbury) and his desire to surf Desert Point in Indo, this[...]

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