Pale yellowy champagne tint top and bottom.
6oz bottom 6+6oz deck, wetsanded gloss finish.
USBlanks green density (more dense) foam with 1/4” darkwood stringer.
Glassed by Waterman’s Guild, Santa Ana CA.
This 8’1 is a replication of my personal magic board. Slightly narrower and thicker than the ‘average’ FM balance, it is suited very well for good waves and larger surfers (Ryan is 6’1 and 210 lbs). Shaped as a step up variation for winters in Hawai’i, it has proven itself very useful in smaller conditions as well. Surprisingly it has become a favorite of my wife Katie's as well - doubling as her summertime fling; When Ryan steps into larger boards as the waves drop, Katie picks the 8’1 up as her small wave destroyer instead of a longboard.
The same features that make this particular FM good for solid waves for larger humans, lends itself to being a really loose and fun small-wave board for smaller surfers; this duality is what got the board the go-ahead for the LoveMachine quiver.
My personal variations tend to be slightly more exaggerated than baseline versions - meaning slightly more aggressive contours and volume. The FM LOVES volume, so its clicked particularly well in this package.
8’1” x 21 5/8” x 3 1/8” 58.29L
Fin Recommendation: FM Twinzer set from True Ames Fins. *Note: as the FM fin placement is very unique, it is ONLY suggested to use the FM fin set - other twinzer designs are too small and will spin out, and keels will be extremely tracky.