Archive for May, 2007

Gibbons X Boards

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Allan Gibbons sent me more of his experimental boards (I can’t get enough of these). Here’s a few shots from at least two different flex tail fish, one with a step rail of sorts. With a little luck, Allan will drop in and comment on how they ride.

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John Mollusk Interview

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

I just found this interview with the mellow artist and surf shop owner John Mollusk at All About Surf. I met John this weekend at his shop on 46th and Irving in San Francisco. John gave me some low down on Hulls, hobbit holes and no stinkeye. None.

Action Sports Art Theft

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

A thread on the action sports jobs forum Malakye about art theft. I think it’s so prevalent because action sports industry pays designers so little.

First Named Pacific Storms

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Alvin (13N – 114W) and Barbara (14N – 97W), the first named storms off Mexico, don’t seem to be holding swell for us.

Paulownia Bonzer

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

A Paulownia Bonzer in the making.

SF Waves

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

osha waves

The waves in this wall of corduroy weren’t very big, but they happened to be in one of the best Thai restaurants I’ve ever been in, called Osha. Can you say Green Tea Mojitos?

Danny Hess Rounded Pin

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

A sweet rounded pin quad from Danny Hess.

EPS on the WCT

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Stretch has a really wild take on why pros aren’t riding EPS boards:

“Those guys get so many boards for free, who can afford to give them epoxy boards? They’re really expensive to build. The materials are more expensive; the glue is almost twice as much. Plus, I can get a PU blank for 65 bucks and it costs me 110 dollars for an EPS. So if you’re a sponsor and your WCT guy wants 50 boards, do the math. You just spent an extra 15,000 dollars to use epoxy. So basically everyone builds those guys cheapo boards.”

From Transworld: Summer Surfboards Sales Update

The Gothic Dolphin

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

The gothicdolphin’s shorts are like David Lynch films, in trim. one two three

Perverse

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

I can’t see this Surftech popgun being ridden at anything bigger than 5 foot Swamis, where it would fit right in. Side note: Why Dick, why?


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  • Hey wow, check out this video of GH I found on Mollusk's site.

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  • I want one of these surfboard slings for those long walks to trestles.

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  • A three six zero preformed on nothing more than a belly button. (How's the commentary brah!?!) Here's an erBB thread with more video from this contest at Sandy's Beach in Hawaii.

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  • Ryan Heywood releases Bodysurf v3. Spot-Fucking-On and not a logo to be found. Makes me want to go get some with just my skin on.

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  • Remember the press release, email and social media campaign quk put out when Julian Wilson pulled that sushi rollshit? O'niel and redbull have a clone of that machine rolling for Jordy's rodeo flip. Here's the video on Yahoo sports.

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  • A new episode of Hi Shredability with Chris Christenson and Brad Gerlach riding Harleys and looking for waves in New York.

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  • Awesome spot logos! Just don't ask where they are.

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  • Reminds me of byrne, the heads, arcade fire... etc. You can get their album for a buck through July 4th.

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  • Why couldn't these guys take the Cardiff reef sup crew with them? We could have all chipped in to make it possible.

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  • The End Of The Road. Why we'll have no seafood left in 50 years. I ate my entire seafood quota for the year the other week in North Carolina.

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