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Double Helix Flyer Longboard 9'0"

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Amaya Dennis checking the frame on her longboardThe Double Helix Flyer is a sleek and stunning performance longboard. This gorgeous board was crafted by Amaya Dennis with lessons and guidance by Martijn Stiphout. Amaya built the board for her senior capstone graduation project at Pacific Collegiate School in Santa Cruz, California.

The bottom deck's double helix representation of DNA reflects Amaya's love of science and her future bio-psychology major at UC Santa Barbara. The old growth redwood is from floorboards milled in the late 1800s that came out of the Schwan mansion in Santa Cruz when it was torn down a number of years ago.  The double helix itself is inlayed of maple from a cabinet shop and offcuts of koa, cherry, Indian rosewood and cocobolo from Ventana upcycle partner, Santa Cruz Guitar Company. This legendary company has been making exceptional, acoustic guitars for the likes of Johnny Cash, Ben Harper, Elvis Costello, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Buffet and hundreds of others since 1976.Santa Cruz Guitar Co

The top deck incorporates the same, floorboard redwood as the bottom and has a stringer inlay inspired by Mexican design elements and made of Indian rosewood and spruce offcuts from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. 

Nail holes in the redwood have been filed with brass using a secret Ventana process.

Western Flyer boatThe tail block was crafted from Douglas fir from the hull of the Western Flyer, considered by many to be the most famous fishing boat in the world. John Steinbeck, Ed "Doc" Ricketts and crew sailed this 77-foot sardine boat into the Sea of Cortez in Baja California, Mexico in 1940. The following year, Steinbeck published his book, The Log from the Sea of Cortez about the adventure. Learn more about this amazing boat and Ventana's use of its wood.

The glassed-on single fin is made from a piece of cherry offcut from a local cabinet shop. It is laser engraved on both sides with the Pacific Collegiate School logo.Pacific Collegiate School

The rails are made of U.S grown cork, and it was glassed with Entropy Super Sap Bio Resin and 4oz. fiberglass cloth (two layers on top and one on bottom). As with all Ventana boards, the interior is glassed and sealed, as well.

Made in Santa Cruz, California by Amaya Dennis and master craftsman Martijn Stiphout. See the library of progress pictures and videos for this board.

Dimensions: 9' x 22.75" x 2.75"

Weight: 28 pounds

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Martijn and Amaya working on the Double Helix Flyer 9'0"

 

Each board comes with a special edition of our standard Save-a-Surf Wax Box. This version includes two vent plug screws for the Ventana board!

     

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