That epoxy Rascal you made me last year is over a year old and holding up great.
It gets surfed 2-4 times
a week, and there is not
a single ding in it.
The deck is a bit dented from all the use, but there are no dings in it at all. I don’t keep it in a bag, it just gets tossed into the car or on my bike rack. I really don’t take that good care of it at all. But it is one tough board.
I don’t think I have ever had a board
hold up as well.
There is something that I want to mention to anyone who is thinking of having a board made. I now have 2 Proctor boards and based on my experience, will probably never work with any other shaper ever again. The reason is that Todd and Charissa run Proctor in a way that suits me perfectly.
When I want a board, Todd really listens to me. I am 52. I am not a 17 year old gymnist.
But that doesn’t me I should not have a board that would bring out the best in my surfing and take it to a new level. When I ordered my second board, they knew who I was, they had all the records of my previous board, and were able to
listen to what I wanted, take into account the improvements in my surfing ,
and craft the ideal board for me.
It is a combination of caring & modern technology that allows this to happen.
Someone at a surf shop, even my local guys who I see every week, are not able to do that for me. Although they see no harm in it, they would happily have me buy a tiny potato chip and send me off on my merry way, just as they would some 17 year old. Todd listens, he takes into account who I am, where I surf, and what I want out of the board. He has the experience to know how to make that happen for me. So although I feel I bit guilty not buying from my local guys, and that I have to wait a few weeks for my board to be made, it is really the only way I will ever buy a surfboard. What can I say, it feels nice to be cared about.
All my best,
age: 52 ht: 6’0″ wt: 169
7’2″ x 22″ x 3″ moontail Proxy Rascal
I just came back from my first session with the new Rascal. Wow. So much fun. I had it in 3-4ft beach break here in the bay, and it was fantastic. I want to thank Todd for taking the time to listen to me, to really understand what would be the best board for me, and to craft a gorgeous super fun board. I was a bit timid at first, not sure if with the shorter length I would be able to catch waves like the earlier Rascal, but no worries at all.
First wave I went for was a right,
dropped right into the power part of the wave,
and stood on the rail.
Worked great, but the wave collapsed around me. However, on the second wave, a left, backside for me,
I weighted the rail and extended up,
the board accelerated like nothing I have experienced. I almost shot over the lip!
I pulled it around for 3 or 4 more turns. You have to understand, this is Santa Monica beach break. This is not some epic long wave. To be able to turn and power like that is something I have only seen, never actually done.
Some of the regular guys were out and they asked what the heck was I surfing on. If you start getting calls from people in Santa Monica and Venice, you will know why.
Great job Mr Proctor, awesome board,
6’8″ x 21 1/2″ x 2 7/8″ moontail Proxy Rascal