We have gone from the use of wooden templates for the design of the plan and profile of a
board to real software on which we can draw any type of board and see it made in 3d.
It is even possible to cut the board designed by a CNC machine and overcome almost
all the difficult tasks of shaping.
As far as Fabio is concerned, he really appreciates the design software he always uses.
So, he keeps an accurate and up to date database of all his models. As far as the CNC is concerned,
he thinks that this would help only those who make large quantity products or even those who do not
have the technical skills to make a shape by hand. The old manual system, in his opinion,
is more accurate but longer in processing and thus slows down production times considerably.
A favourable step forward has been made, as far as building materials are concerned.
This is especially true with the epoxy resin that years ago gave continuous problems of catalysing,
too slowly and the colour being very dark. Now instead we have epoxy resins that go in gel like a
polyester resin and are just as transparent and resistant to UV. Surely the current epoxy resin is
the best product for surfboard glassing.
Fabio himself tests almost all the boards he designs or he entrusts them to his riders for feedback.
Looking now at the performance aspect of a board, he thinks that the flex is indispensable on the wave
if you want to get top performance from your own surfing style. He has been trying for years to produce
the board with the best flexibility / lightness / strength, from time to time testing prototypes and crossing
different materials. Lastly he focused on a construction with epoxy resin and PU core stringerless.
In fact, he believes this is the best combination for performance and durability of the board.
He produces in any case boards in any combination of material on request:
CORE (with stringer or stringerless): EPS / PU / BALSA / HOLLOW
GLASS: NORMAL GLASS / CARBON / RESIN ARAMID FIBER: EPOXY / POLYESTER
FIN SYSTEM: FCS, FUTURES or US FIN BOX
WORK ON REQUEST: TINT GLASSING, GREEN GLASSING IN JUTE OR HEMP, POLISHING
HIGH PERFORMANCE SURFBOARDS ……. but also for simple beginners, enthusiasts or
collectors who like a beautiful object.
For those looking for something more or different from the rest …..