Nathan sent me a nice shot of him goin' backside on his modified t-rev; check it out here.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
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Sunday, January 24, 2010
So this is a different kind of blog post...but I need some help!
Just before x-mas vacation I let a fine gentleman borrow the board above...Shortly after, while in Seattle, my phone imploded and as some of you have learned, I lost all of my phone #'s and names...So this leaves me not knowing the name or # of the gent who has it...please help me find her! call or email me if you've seen it or are the very fine gent who has it!
Posted by Ryan at 11:51 AM
Saturday, January 23, 2010
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Thursday, January 21, 2010
Okay, so not real innovation, this isn't space age or anything.
Here's a color preview of the new Gun Hull I'm working on...final shots coming sometime in the near future 'cause I can't surf until 1) I finish this board, or 2) the guy I lent my 6'9 to a month ago and lost the number of gets a hold of me......
Labels: excited to take a rocker shot of this beast for you guys Posted by Ryan at 9:00 AM
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The Wolf came out yesterday and we broke ground on his new kneeboard.
This one is also going to be a flex spoon, but a Velo/Edge board hybrid of sorts...more planing speed on flat sections and slower waves due to the level planing surface in the middle, flanked by two heavy 'edges' that lead to a curved tri-plane.
This sucker was a whole lot of brainstorming, while it was more than rainstorming outside.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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Friday, January 15, 2010
A big big thanks for Ed and Chris for their epic work on the DRIFT surfing feature they just put out!
Posted by Ryan at 9:01 AM
Thursday, January 14, 2010
My new G-10 flex fin, I was told the stuff doesn't work too well for hull fins because of sharpness issues, so i dulled the edges a little and by all accounts over the last few days of unreal waves, it goes really. REALLY. well. Very springy off the bottom and forgiving off a long cutback...happy happy happy!
I have some more fin panel kicking around and can source more for other fins...if you're interested i'd probably make ya one if you want to give it a go!
Labels: this stuff smells like burning toxic hell during foiling Posted by Ryan at 9:00 AM
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Late December swell:
R.I.P. Asymetrichull and Pinky, easily two of the best board i've had in the past two years, you did not die in vein...you took some he-man sized waves on the head and were blasted into oblivion at the same spot, in all of your balls-out trimming and overdrive producing bottom turning glory.
It is more than fair to say they were tested beyond their intended wave-size, which is half the fun of experimenting with shapes, pushing them to the limit and finding the point at which stringerless EPS and ultra bladey railed, 1/16" bass stringers don't live through.
This isn't about building myself the perfect board every time, it's about trying new things, finding new lines, new techniques, and new boundaries...and re-building my quiver before me and the boys waltz into waves like that again...........
Posted by Ryan at 11:05 PM
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
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Friday, January 8, 2010
As I collect a little material for a flash-forward, as it were, here is a flash back to about a year ago...I did color work for Proctor surfboards for a little while on the side as I finished up school and connected the very few paychecks to pay the bills...everything seems to work out in the end if you stick with what you love and you have the time and energy to focus on it; money is always secondary to true success.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
There comes a time when a surfboard needs a name, and there comes a time when you name it Neil Young...its just something that happens...it happened to this one.
Brandon wanted a new board to have as a daily driver in beachbreak mush as well as fun point waves. Something that can hang out in the car and your bases will be covered whenever/wherever...a good fun board that goes really fast...so this is what I made him.
5'10" x 19 3/4" x 2 5'8", concave deck and a somewhat thick tail for what I usually shape. The bottom is a soft vee entry, into a light and wide double concave that fades and squeezes into a single concave out the last bit of the tail. The template started out as a stretched out t-rev, then got a long straight portion thrown in for projection and trim speed, the wing adds pivot and straightens the tail outline to square off top turns...I like it a lot.
Just like I like Neil Young.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Got a line on two used hulls right now and was asked to put them up on here for anyone looking to pick up one of my shapes second hand!
First up is a 7' x 22 3/4 x 2 3/4 Hullibut (failsafe numbers for me and anyone else who's been riding them). White and red resin color, this board was tempting me more than any other in recent memory...I almost shaped Tosh another and kept this one for myself, it's a beautiful board.
He's askin' $450 obo, it's been ridden less than a handful of times and is in flawless condition, contact me for info, its in SB:
Second up is one from the wayback files and is located in New Jersey, but Kyle is willing to ship it for those interested. This one has stuck in my mind since I built it, a more forward templated beachbreak and shorter-wave hull that will go bananas in a good point wave also, not the full bladed rails i've been doing lately but very thin still, it's got a tapered stringer flextail, and a full pigmented bottom with an abstract deck patch thats also done in resin....check the old logo :)!
He's also asking $450 obo as it's in great condition:
for this board, email: