Sergi from Flama Surfboards in Barcelona , Spain has just sent me an update on their new factory and one of their new models. The Mini Simmons.
They use Paulownia to make blanks that have solid rails.
Here is one rough shaped , ready for fine tuning and sanding.
Here you can see from the paper template the outline of where the solid rails are so as to know how far into the blank they can take away when shaping the rails.
For more on their boards and what they are up to , check them out at : www.flamasurf.com