22 . 03 . 13
It’s officially Spring, and that means that for many of us the prospect of being fully immersed in the sea rather than floating above it on a surfboard is a little more tempting. We’d like to facilitate that immersion and so we’ve expanded our range of handplanes to offer a neoprene strap alongside the current hand-hole option. Until now we’ve produced our handplanes with an ergonomically curved handhold which allows you to switch hands easily depending on whether or not you want to go right or left. They’re also a bit more minimalist and use less materials, which is the sort of simple and functional design ideology that we like to run with in the workshop here. Some people, however, prefer to keep their hand flat on their handplane because they find it more comfortable. This is where straps come in…no curling your fingers through to the underside of the board and disrupting the water flow along the bottom of the handplane, no need to grip the handplane the whole time. Just slide your hand under the comfortable strap and kick your legs.