.... or so the saying goes.
Luckily, that saying is a bunch of ol' pap and I've just built my second 70/70 Rubber Bucky in a row with a blue deck and green bottom skin.
Meet G-Mat 78 (AKA "Sylvia") built for Floridian, John Hughes. John is a connoisseur of lightweight surfmats and a strong advocate of drifting mat surfing. Oh and he lives in the land of raggedy short-fetch swells so a Rubber Bucky seems like the perfect chariot.
Sylvia Is a free-breather with rocker and a Hestered valve. John asked for lighter grip so we went with Sikaflex 11FC+. He also asked me to leave a good amount of clear fabric up the the middle pontoon to save his chin from rashes so I've compensated with a little extra grip on the inside of the outer pontoons to make up for it.
John has also ordered a charcoal grey tee with black print. Sexy monochrome... Cool guy. :-)
Just waiting on the Tee and then Sylvia is off to her new home.