she won’t ride faster than the prophecy and the rotor
but she’s a true hollow longboard skate!
After the build of the solid polystyrene and fiberglass longboard I made some attempts to make it lower with a drop through or mid mount truck set up and then started the HOLLOW. Hollow surfboard are nice and pretty common but I’ve never seen a skate built this way. So once the building started I had to improvise what the best solution seemed to me, making things by ear with no plans.
I started with the rails. It was at first thought as a box but in the end it included all the 6 mm poplar plywood deck. Then came the ribs and the three chunks that form the tail and the nose that have to be shaped later. Even though I was dealing at an issue one at a time, the MOST CAPITAL thing in this building is having a master. You can follow it or change it, but working without a model on which you can check out bits and general shape makes all decisions much harder.
After I trimmed and sanded rails, ribs and the deck all the parts are ready to be assembled with white glue and nails. I made an attempt to lighten the ribs drilling some holes but the result was very poor.
The master was essential in the setting up of an easy building of the wheelwells. They were designed as a flat, light, bended surface between two ribs (actually a rib and a false rib) before I finally chose a solid chunk shaped with the grinder.
SO WHY JOLENE?
I LOVE DOLLY PARTON IN THE SEVENTIES!