Here we have a 200/70 G-Mat Rubber Bucky named Nancy, built for Sean Stansfield.
People may well remember Sean. For those who don’t have long memories, Sean was the first person to host Phileas when she set off on her travels:
That was a while ago now!
Sean has previously had another couple of mats from me named Gladys and Dorothy:
The last 2 mats were a 70/70 Ute and a 200/70 Chino Racer. When Sean dropped me his order form he was pretty clear on hat her wanted. A Rubber Bucky and a fast one!
We mulled over the options and decided on a stable deck so went for 200 denier material, but focusing on the speed, we thought about venting (free-breather) and rocker (negative).
The rest was simple. Sean likes his mats low key and monochrome so all black with white grip was where we wound up. SIkaflex EBT Grip 3/4 length with front corners…
Nancy IS going to be fast…
Personally, I love the Rubber Bucky. The glide and the ease for the tail to break free make this a a design that absolutely epitomises the essence of the modern surfmat. It also means that for the uninitiated, there is a drift that can initially be a little disconcerting (we all love dropping the tail though right?)
I really stoked to have been able to build another mat for Sean. He’s a connoisseur of the craft of riding these craft.