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Surf/Brand Hand Plane Guide

BOARD MATERIALS

Surf-Brand hand planes are hand shaped on the north coast of NSW from Australian plantation grown Paulownia Timber & are finished with a uv resistant environmentally friendly, water based clear finish. Paulownia is chosen because it is a fine grained, rot resistant timber.

 

ADJUSTING THE HAND STRAP

The hand strap is fully adjustable to fit your hand with a few simple steps.

  1. Start on the right hand side of the neoprene strap cover & roll it all the way back to the left (just like rolling off your wetsuit). 
  2. This will reveal the adjustable Velcro handstrap, adjust the Velcro to your size & re seal it nice n smooth.
  3. Roll the neoprene cover back to its original position & your sorted.
  4. Go & get barrelled :)

WHICH BOARD?

Just like surfboards. It depends on your size, skill & the waves you want to ride.

Bigger boards are the best all rounders. They work in a wider variety of waves & provide more floatation across flat sections.

Smaller boards come alive in more powerful & hollower waves, less floatation, tighter lines & better performance in the barrel.

The main shape ingredient the concave bottom to give lift & speed, light at the nose entry, accelerating out through the tail.

Shapes - Again just like surfboards, the combination of bottom & tail shapes all give subtle performance differences that you can feel.

Pick what looks right to you & your set.

 

 

WHICH HAND?

Going left – board on your left hand.

Going right – board on your right hand.

Get some good flippers & get in the water.

For more info get online & start searching  'bodysurfing' or 'torpedo people'. 

There's lots to see on vimeo & you tube.

 

 

BOARD CARE

Treat your hand plane like your surfboard.

Don't 'drop it, it will 'ding'. 

Rinse it off in fresh water after your surf & don't leave it outside in the sun all day.