I’m of the mind that noseriding is a thing that should be done in the right part of the right wave, not so much a whenever-wherever thing. So bearing that in mind, even my ‘noseriders’ aren’t generally big planky or parallel-outlined tanks that let you walk all over them on a mushburger or way out on the shoulder. My approach is usually more tame, in that I’ll tweak the tail rocker out, push the nose a tad wider without going overboard, and make sure the tail end is tuned nicely for stalling vs. top end speed. While I’m not a career log-shaper, I do think this approach has netted some really sweet boards and I know they’ve made plenty of people in my rolodex happy, so I elected Bill’s board to fly the flag for LM here as the first log on offer.
9’10” x 23 1/4” x 3 3/8” 89.2L
Fin Recommendation: 9.75" Greenough 4a (in Volan preferably) from True Ames Fins.