Things are lining up for shaping in the fall. I am gathering commitments now for shaping slots in September/October. Get with me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in getting on the list.
Just dropped off a new board to Mission Surff in San Diego. I’ve called it the Alien Baby due to the weird blend of attributes of both my hillbilly hull and Malibu/SD hull. It’s in Chartreuse tint at 7’1 1/2″. Check it out for yourself.
Great trip. Got a lot of tattooing in at Avalon Tattoo, almost finishing two ongoing projects and meeting some nice new folks.
The interview with Takashi and Junko from Blue Magazine in Japan went very well I think. They were very professional and nice folks. I’m looking forward to their interview in an upcoming issue. Unfortunately Blue is not published in English at this time so I’ll be hitting up one of my Japanese friends for translation.
I’ve got boards working up on the hill at Bing (formerly Channin) and at Michael Miller’s. Here’s the line up of new stock on the way:
6’2″ arctail quad downrailer: insane Mexican blanket resin top in fall colors, Fins 101 bamboo canard quads glassed on, resin leash loop.
6’7″ HPH Speedster: cool aqua/smoke stripe over tail, Geppy #1 keels, glass leash loop.
7’6″ hillbilly quad round tail: light olive tint bottom, Geppy/Frye quads glassed on, satin gloss finish.
9’7″ HPH: “beetlejuice” smoke/opaque white jailbreak stripes top and bottom, Geppy #2 keels glassed on, resin leash loop.
Thanks to Larry and Robert for their orders. They’ll be done soon fella’s
Safe and sound. Corduroy now has:
7’2 3/4″ Malibu style hull, volan, wet sanded gloss, single Bahne box. A real fun board to just stand in the middle and carve to your hearts content. A little more forgiving from the tail to boot.
7’11” hillbilly glider, 6×6(6), pond scum green bottom/clear top, Fins 101 bamboo glass on, gloss and polish. One of my fastest shapes. Get in early, and GO! The biggest waves I’ve ever surfed have been on mine, but I’ve had a blast gliding into them at knee high as well. A bit of a handful at the beach breaks unless you’re used to a longboard.
Came across these photos and put them up just because I like them.
I’ll be bringing these two boards, plus my personal 7’3″ hillbilly hull East next week.
The mango one is a 6’10” hillbilly hull. This board is a blend of Liddle style Malibu hull with a bonzerish, Frye style mid to tail contour. Step forward and drive it like a hull, but step back and feel the drive and projection of a bonzer.
The gray one is a 5’8″ HPH/speedster. Based on the Bob Simmons/Lindsay Lord hydrodynamic planing hull concept, but foiled out and dialed in for speed.
I’ll be showing these to the friendly folks at Cinnamon Rainbows and Corduroy over the weekend so if you’d like to get a closer look, contact me and I’ll let you know where and when.