Printable Plans, Frame Kit, Frame Kit + Milled Paulownia Strips (US ONLY), Builder's Bundle (US ONLY)
Our wide range of shapes for hollow wood SUP ‘s and surfboards is unsurpassed in todays kit board market. These beautiful and functional shapes are designed for those wanting the next level of performance and elegance in a lightweight hollow wood SUP or surfboard. Our frames are optimized for weight reduction and are cut from the highest quality marine plywood available.
“The Ripper” knee board is a high performance surf craft and is a fun way to enjoy surfing, particularly on those days when paddling out on a SUP doesn’t look ideal. If you’ve ever surfed hollow waves and want a different perspective, this may be it!
At 5′ 8″ long x 22 1/2″ wide and sporting a quad fin setup, this board is a modern version of a board type that goes back in time to the 1960’s and ’70’s. The knee boards created by George Greenough in the 1960’s were instrumental in the evolution of surfing during the transition from longboards of the 1950’s to the shortboards of the 1970’s and, even though knee boarding in the United States isn’t as popular as it is in Australia and New Zealand, there is still an active group of hard core knee boarders in the United States that are out ripping it up in all kinds of surf conditions.
The building of “The Ripper” is exactly the same as the other Clearwood boards. This is a hollow, strip-planked board with an internal framework covered with 1/4″ thick wood strips. When using paulownia wood for the strips, this board will weigh in at about 12 pounds.