Ross School - Senior Project 2013

 

Student: Nicklas Muster

Mentor: Jon Mullhern

Domains: Arts, Science

Faculty Grader: Ned Smyth

 

Documentation of Product

 

Title: GL Boards

 

I built a series of hardwood-chambered surfboards. Surfing has always been a great passion of mine; I have always been looking for a way to take my passion to the next level. During my sophomore year, I had a similar assignment called “Personal Project,” during which I shaped and glassed a PU foam board. This is where I technically began my Senior Project research on how different shapes of rails, tails, noses, bottom contours, lengths, and widths affect the feel of a board while riding it. For my Senior Project, I took my passion even further while reverting back to the roots of surfing. The boards I have built are inspired by the boards I use, but I was able to improve and tweak the designs to more personalized specifications.

 

Exhibition & Presentation Summary

 

Presentation: http://vimeo.com/59178150

Works Consulted

 

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"Wooden surfboard construction methods - 'solid' (chambered) versus hollow | Swaylock's Surfboard Design Forum." Swaylock's - Surfboard Marketplace, Surfboard Design, Surfboard Construction, Surfboard Manufacture, Surfboard Art, Surfboard History. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Sept. 2012. <http://www2.swaylocks.com/node/1021065?page=1>. (tags: none | edit tags)