Thursday, January 22, 2009

The hunt is over! Err.....It's just begun!

Got the board into some nice barrels the past few days. Most of them you didn't make it out of, some of them you did.

This board has surpassed my expectations in every way. I literally would paddle into a wave, take off, and get start to get covered, just put the board on a rail and get further into the barrel than I could have imagined. Sometimes I would pop out. Many of my friends were telling me that some of the barrels I made looked impossible to make. I got sloshed on plenty of them, but ended up a lot further down the line than I thought I would be.

This board is FAAAAAAAAST. I can't say enough about it (although I will say more when I post a more detailed review when I get the pics from the previous session).

I rode it with some odd sidebites that probably weren't intended for the board's design, but they worked fine.

I'll post a pic of the sidebites I used, as well as a couple of me and Ryan Lovelace with the board. That'll have to do until I get the action shots in. And, contrary to the visual evidence, I am *NOT* four feet shorter than Ryan.




Tuesday, December 30, 2008

And it's finished....

Board came out great. Just too bad that there aren't any barrels (or waves in general) but we'll see what we can come up with in the next few days, months, etc ;)

Here's some pics:




As always, click on the picture for a full view.

I'll be getting more pictures uploaded, and maybe a clip or two of Ryan Lovelace putting this thing together and talking about the inspirations behind the design.

The board itself is unbelievable. Literally beyond words when you hold it in your hands. Ryan showed me some things involving the flex of the board, and the tail has a "twangy" flex from what he showed me. I can't wait to get this thing wet.

So the first step is finally complete, and now the next step is to get people (myself included) riding it.

The journey begins...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Glass love.

Board is almost complete. Just the hot coat, some finishing touches, and fin boxes left.

Here's some pictures:




In the last one Morgan looks to be stoked beyod belief on how awesome the board is...

....or it's just the food from Taqueria Rincon Alteno kicking in.

Monday, December 22, 2008



And for a splash of color.


This board will be getting wet any day now! :)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Sexy Beast

Barrels are not far off now....Just in time for Christmas....




Thanks to Morgan for the shots. Click the pics to view them in full. And thanks to that hot stud for modeling the boards. LOL

Anyway, Hawaii and El Salvador are confirmed at this point. Looks like the board is going to be ridden VERY VERY VERY soon.

Obviously, I'm stoked as one can be, and can't wait to see how this board performs. Not only under my feet, but other riders as well.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Yet another teaser shot.....

Estimated time of arrival is 2 weeks.....

You Figure out what's going on in this picture ;)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Got Wood?

So the wood is milled and the work was FINALLY begun.

Only a matter of time now...


I'll be scheduling the first round of California trips, so interested parties should contact me if you haven't already.