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Shaping A Mini Simmons

by Derek Dodds August 02, 2014

Once you design your Mini Simmons template you need to grab a Mini Simmons surfboard blank, check our blank recommendation list.

Another option is to send you design file to an AKU machine shop (find a  AKU shaping shop near you). This is a good way to do your first Mini Simmons if you have never shaped before. Basically you'll just have to finish the rails and do some light sanding.

Ok, now that you have your template (or machined blank) we are ready to either finish the shape or get busy shaping.

You might want to review our various shaping videos and posts on shaping before getting stated, they will give you a good base and help you fine tune your new shape. Here are some of the top posts:

We got all kinds of resources on this site to help you shape an awesome Mini Simmons. Click around but here are a few to help you get stated:

We understand ho important fins are on the Mini Simmons so we also put together fin resources for you:

Once you get the shape done and you are ready to choose and place your fins please see our fin resources.

Don't miss our six minute instructional video on the absolute right way to Mini Simmons fin placement.

Now that your shape is ready to be glassed you can read about our recommended eco glassing options.

Please send us a picture of your board once you have completed it or fill out our interview form to share your inspiration and experience with other Mini Simmons Shapers.

The following is the MSS board template that we will send you for free when you fill out the form below.

Oh, and are you still doubting if you'd like one of these boards? Well, just check out a few of this surfing posts, you'll change your mind for sure:

more surfing video here




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Size Chart

Surfboard Leashes

You Break It We Replace It in First Year. 

Buy a leash closest to your board size—i.e. for 6'4 surfboard you need a 6' leash. 

All leashes are 7mm thick, competition leashes which are lighter/thinner 5.5 mm. 

Pioneer Day Boardbags - Fits One Surfboard

All boardbags have +2 inches. Thus a 6'6 board fit's perfectly in a 6'6 boardbag. All Pioneer bags have expandable fin gussets, so you can keep your fins on your board in the bag—or you can roll with glass-on fins.

Pioneer Sizes:

All bags have interior pockets (fins, leash and wax), bags fit industry standards. 

Our 8'6, 9'6 and 10' bags have fin slots and round noses. 

Pioneer bags also have an exterior pocket and zip all the way to the nose.

Travel Bags - Fits Two Surfboards

All Global boardbags have +2 inches, so if you buy a 6'2 boardbag, the real length is 6'4—thus you have a bit of room to play. 

Global Travel Bag Sizes:

Travel boardbags are 6'-8' inches deep to accommodate two boards—though you can travel with one in these bags without a problem—there are two interior pockets for leash, wax, and fins.

Surfboard Travel Bag Pockets Fin Wax Leash

Travel boardbags have two padded boards separators and two pockets for your gear. 

* Travel boardbags also have 13mm + 13mm of extra padding in the nose and tail.

Travel Bags with Wheels - Fits Two Surfboards

New in 2016 is the double travel bag with wheels. Sometimes you want a smaller bag with wheels, now you can have it. All Global boardbags have +2 inches, so if you buy a 6'2 boardbag, the real length is 6'4—thus you have a bit of room to play. 

Global Travel Bag Sizes:

Travel boardbags are 6'-8' inches deep to accommodate two boards—though you can travel with one in these bags without a problem—there are two interior pockets for leash, wax, and fins.

Wave Tribe Wheelie Surfboard Travel Bags

Travel boardbags have two padded boards separators and two pockets for your gear. 

* Travel boardbags also have 13mm + 13mm of extra padding in the nose and tail.

Boardbag Material & Hardware - All Bags

Side A of the bag is made from a strong density Rugged Eco Hemp exterior which is one tough fiber and naturally built to last with high impact padding protection with Rebound Foam Dynamics including open-to-nose technology.

Side B is the reflective (rental-car-roof-side) made from Reflective Energy Shield for "Cooler Surfboard Safeguard" protecting your surfboard from the sun's harmful rays made from an alloy-steel mesh weave.

All Sides are guarded by our Japanese Never-Rust-or-Break Nickel Platted Zippers streamline zipper trails and our trademarked Easy Flow Zip System.