5’10” GARY HANEL TRI-FIN ASTRO EGG

GARY HANEL

$ 750.00

5’10 x 20 1/8 x 2 10/16

From Gary Hanel: “The Astro Egg will serve you well in steep surf. Bottom concaves help generate speed, and the board’s rounded pintail / tri-fin configuration provides the rider with enhanced control. Its template is more pulled-in than the average egg, allowing it to handle nicely at dropping tide beach breaks.”

Shaper FAQ’s with Gary Hanel:

Where are you shaping and surfing?

I shape and surf in Encinitas, California.

What year did you start shaping?

1975

What are you currently riding?

I have a 5’8 Pillzer and two 6’4 Cuda Bonzers. One is 14 x 20 x 15 1/2 , the other is 12 1/2 x 19 3/4 x 15

What trends have you noticed in board design recently?

A lot of people riding boards that are too wide and too small.

What’s your shaping philosophy?

I like to have boards that evolve. They seem to last. Most of the revolutionary boards come in and go out just as fast. I like to revisit the past but I update a lot of the aspects of the boards. A lot of boards did not work then and do not work now. I do not want a board that is hard to ride but is sooooooo cooooool.

Who is your biggest shaping influence?

I watched a lot of shapers in the Encinitas area and focused on the ones that were doing the clean lines.

What do you consider to be your expertise?

I can shape a wide spectrum of boards. I probably have shaped more 5 fin bonzers than anyone besides the Campbell bros. I have refined my eggs so that the are a high performance board.

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