Hobbit Model Green
Many good bodysurfers have been asking, for quite some time, when I was going to come out with a small handplane/board. These are the kind of guys and girls you will see sliding along effortlessly without any type of planing device. They can use their hand or a swimming paddle and slide along better than I, using a big planing device. They truly want something that is mainly an aid to their already impressive skills. Something that won't be a liability at big Wedge or Pipeline. Here is my offering. Dubbed "The Hobbit" by my wife Rebecca. It measures 9" long by 7.5" wide and pretty much goes from your fingertips (at the nose) to the base of your thenar eminances(your hand).
Don't buy into the RE-USE hype. It's a marketing scam. Yes they are stripping surfboards and making blanks out of old foam, but they are still impregnating fiberglass to seal them. Doesn't matter if it's biodegradable epoxy, it will still take many more years to break down in a landfill then wood with a oil finish or water-based clear coat. Paulownia wood is extremely fast growing and considered a weed in some parts. It can grow up to 20 feet in one year when young, and can be harvested for saw timber in as little as five years. Meaning it is highly regenerative as a building material. Taking all of that into consideration, we think we have a more Environmentally Friendly product!
All handplanes made of Paulownia Wood, Waterborne environmentally conscious finishes, and Custom, adjustable handstraps. They are made from the best materials I have found in our obsession of handplanes.
Handplane pictured is an example and may not be the handplane that you recieve.
PLEASE NOTE- CUSTOM ARTWORK PLANES MAY TAKE UP TO 2 WEEKS UNTIL SHIPPED.
Shipping is via US Postal service Priority Mail and is tracked.