Many peole don't know that Dale Velzy originally designed the
Pigboard back in the 50s.I used to ride these at Malibu as a teenager.
Theearly versions were made out of balsa. But the design was so
efficient that the shapes were seen all the way into the early 60s.
I've seen many versions of this shape. And I don't lay claim to
have the closest thing to Velzy's original Pig. And some of the
pigs reproductions that I see around today are okay. But my goal
has been to retain a more elegant look. And that even applies to my
version of the Pig. I had to use at least four other template outlines
to finally come up with a smooth outline that had all the pig
characteristics, but with a nice, smooth contour. I wanted it to
have class. In my opinion, some of today's pigs have too much
"bump" on the hip. Also, some of their fins are all wrong. If you
want it to ride like a pig, then make it like a pig. And ask anyone...