Taking after his father, renown shaper from the 70′s Bruce Ericson, Ellis Ericson has been busy in the bay – sanding back some foam blocks for the Camperdown showroom. We have just taken delivery of a 7′ 5″ tracker and a 7′ 7″ rolled vee bottom. Lovingly hand shaped and glassed locally, exclusive to Deus. Roll your peepers over the visuals below and trot into Camperdown for a closer look.
Ellis kindly sent through some words about his foam machines.
Handshaped Tracker ‘circa reference’ – 1968
Dimensions: 7’5″ x 22 x 3, twin 1/8 inch cedar stringers, colored red foam insert. Clear 6oz volan wrapped with Deck and fin patch. Slight roll entry to flat out through tail. 50/50 rails tending down rail near tail. 12″ wave-set style volan fin at 10″ forward.
This board is built for refined waves and smooth surfaces, enjoy drawn out bottom turns, extended high lines and close curl surfing. Some great expression of tracker surfing can be found in George Greenough’s film The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun.
Handshaped Vee Bottom ‘reference circa’ 1967 -
Dimensions: 7’7″ x 22 x 3, twin 1/8 inch cedar stringers, colored red foam insert. Clear 6oz volan wrapped with Deck and fin patch. Slight roll entry to extreme vee out through tail. Pinch 50/50 Rails 12″ wave-set style volan fin at 8″ forward.
This board is built for clean beach breaks and punchy point breaks, enjoy deep arcing bottom turns, tight pivots and close curl surfing. Not for the faint hearted – the deep Vee is a intense feel and once mastered can create a sense of enlightenment. Beware. Some great expression of vee bottom surfing can be found in Paul Witzigs movie Evolution.