Shayne goes Fins Free: Take 2

Shayne McIntyre is at it again!  This time he bribed Rusty Shaper, Hoy Runnels, to sculpt his take on a finless board that can be surfed beyond simply planing and holding a line.  This particle shape, deemed "The Pineapple Express" by Hoy, has a series of rigid and deep channels carved out of the bottom to create bite without relying on fins.  This design proved to be very promising... Shayne scored several long rights on the board's maiden voyage where he was not only flying down the line, but he was able to pump, do 360s, stall in the pocket, and even put the board on a rail.  Shayne plans to take these unique finless boards into waves with more consequence; make sure and check back on the Rusty blog to see the photos and footage to come...

photos: Brody

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Shayne goes Fins Free! Part 1


photos and text: Brody

Shayne McIntrye has been riding alaia surfboards for the last several years and really enjoys the sensation of flying down the line without the drag created by fins.  Shayne's wheels have been turning lately and he didn't hesitate to get the Rusty shapers involved in this Hynd inspired fins free project.  Without much direction, Shayne introduced the idea to the Rusty Surfboards Shapers, Rick Hamon, Hoy Runnels, and Mike Russo, and let them run wild with the idea of building a board that can be surfed without fins.  This particular finless craft was designed and shaped by Hamon and is currently being researched and developed by Shayne.  The trial run was more than promising.  Stay tuned as Shayne and the Rusty Surfboards crew go fins free...