GUY FLYER 2 + 1 PU
Every year I will be throwing in a wild card design and to kick it off this year- here is the Guy Flyer. Guy Ormorod who was one of my first team riders through the seventies and this was one of his favourites. This is not a totally accurate reproduction of his board as there are some modernisms thrown in to bring it up to the 20 th century, but the concept is alive and well.
Single fins have become popular again and this design was certainly one of them, however we have learnt a lot since those days that can improve the concept without totally change it.
The Guy Flyer has a traditional single fin type area forward plan shape tapering into a single flyer then a small swallow. The tail is not as pulled in as they were back in the day since it has the support of the small side bight fins.
LATERAL BOTTOM SHAPE
Perhaps the bottom is the modern side of this design although some would argue this combo was alive and well back in the day. I am a big believer in the con-vee concept and this is what runs through this design. Single concave running through the front half morphing into a longish tail vee in the back half. The side bights are supported by a subtle fluted wing to give the bottom a little more ping and grip.
Back in the day the bottom curves were very flat, but this design has not gone that far although it is not exactly a full modern rocker either. A lowish beaked nose with considerable thickness forward as in the day, this design certainly looks like it came from the past. The rocker out the tail is a little more than was in Guy’s era, but still not too aggressive.
The glassing is contemporary with one layer of 6 oz on the bottom with and the standard 6 x 4oz on the deck.
This is a big feature of this model as it is an exact copy of the art that my good friend and spray artist Keith Halford was doing on these boards back in the day. They come either as a red orange or blur purple colour combo.
6.0 x 19 ¾ x 2 7/16 = 30.8 lts
6.2 x 20 x 2 ½ = 32.9 lts
6.4 x 20 ¼ x 2 9/16 = 35 lts
6.6 x 20 ½ x 2 9/16 = 36.3 lts
GUY FLYER 2 + 1 PU