Weird and Weirder?

Jan/12/2010

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Thomas Meyerhoffer, a former designer at Apple, did what any designer would do when he was not happy with a product. He created his own. In Thomas case it was his love for surfing and his hatred of existing surfboard designs that got him going. His unique boards are an awesome response and an application of a designers critical insight on how people use such products.

Meyerhoffers key insight was that the the board isnt monolithic; instead, it has different zones that need to serve much different functions. Thus, near the front, theres a “waist†which allows a paddling surfer to maneuver more easily, with less impediments to her arms. In the back, the pointy tail digs into a waves surface, providing leverage to maneuver the board during tail rides. For nose rides, the front end is deeply concave, to conform to the wave and offer lateral stability.

TRY NOT TO FALL ASLEEP ON THIS ONE: