Thursday, October 22, 2015

Board Of The Week- 5' 7" Simster



This here is a sparkling new Simster that I've not been trying very hard to sell, but I have one of my own and this needs to go. Back in the heady early days of the Simmons discoveries, the initial excitement over the performance of the (now) classic mini Sim immediately sparked a need to see what the design could be moulded to, and this was an astonishingly good variant. Still wide enough for planing action at 21", but with the tail stepped down courtesy of the wing to a more turning friendly width, but still within Lindsay Lord's proscribed sizing for clean water release. The twin keels are augmented by a trailing fin the result isn't so much a shortboard style Simmons as a whole new bag. These boards are fast and have that feeling of lightness and flight that a mini Sim gives, but with whole new turning radius action- they can be thrown around like the most high performance of shortboards then accelerate out of the business like a true Simmons. Immediately a favourite with the young Windansea crew, they've always seemed to me the important link from Simmons to Tomo, but I take this stuff way to seriously. EPS construction of course, Hank Warner shaped and a complete bargain at $800. Email info @ foamandfunction.com for more details.....

3 comments:

reverb said...

...hello Kirk, I tried several times to send you emails but all were/are rejected due to spam...
I sent you impressions of the movie and a song.

Thanks

Fernando

Kirk said...

Crap- would love to hear from you Fernando- will try emailing you myself....

reverb said...

...you just need to un block my IP or like that.