a frame grab that Kew sent me last week of trevor and the 6'7. I didn't look at it too closely until I actually LOOKED at it...super cool.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Kyle Lightner shot this back in 2008, good times...gooooooood times.
I've always loved this shot, it was somewhere around 30 degrees in the shop that morning and was glassing the board that I cannibalized out of my first shape ever. Kind of a bummer that I killed it. But I'm glad I don't have that possession in my hands and that its out in the world with a good friend that I don't have contact with, but randomly run into once a year or so on his travels through California.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
.....Thanks goes to Fiberglass Hawaii for feeding my insatiable appetite for resin....I seem to go through about 1 of these a week, now. Work in the new shop is going swimmingly after the first week, catching up on my orders pretty quickly now! One 11' glider, two SB Stubs, a 9'5 noserider with a 1.5" balsa stringer and about 12 ding repairs, in one room...yeehaw!
And yes, if you couldn't help yourself and did the math, that means I clean once every 2 months...heh.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Go snag a copy of the new Surfer's Journal...Trevor's reppin' and rippin' on the ThrougHull in India with Craig Anderson, Chad Konig and company, written by Michael Kew and documented by Alan Van Gysen:
...Shark's view of the Fush...
On the througHull.
Above shot by Kew, below by Van Gysen
Having the opportunity to consistently have a surfer like Trevor ride and report on my work is surreal, but having him as a close friend is the icing on the cake. So here's to you and congratulations Mr.Gordon on all you've achieved in your past few years...I have no idea what you're capable of and I can't wait to find out, and thank you for piloting my vehicles into the pages of the best surf magazine in existence!
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
A small edit I did with some Michael Kew footage of Trevor Gordon grooving around on the througHull! Trevor lays down some beautiful cutbacks in this one (in this video it's ridden as a singlefin, by the way).
I highly suggest watching them a few times over to actually get something out of this short clip (if you're searching for higher understanding of surfboard/surfer application). You'll be able to tell what makes this board so different from a normal 'hull'. It's still got all kinds of down the line speed but that cutback is unmistakably more user friendly while at the same time projecting through the second half of the cutback where more traditional hulls just don't cut it:
photo: Keith Novosel
...Had enough videos yet? If not I've got a good pile by now in my vimeo uploads of all kinds of surf goodness:
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I got this epic email yesterday and really wanted to share it...this is how you spread stoke to someone saturated with it daily!!
Hi Ryan my name is Max. I am 15 years old and stoked on your boards. With winter right around the corner and a quiver without one of your sweet boards I am in a pickle. I have some money saved up in my piggie bank and I need to know how many more lawns I need to mow to be able to shred on an 8' V. Bowls this winter. Basically I was wondering how much an 8' V. bowls is going to cost me and how long it will take you to finish it.
thanks for reading this, Max.
P.S. Keep up the awesome blog it really gets me through my second period computer graphics class.
What a G.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Carl in France sent me a couple of shots of a througHull that I shaped for him while I was in Biarritz; Nico did a beautiful job with the deck inlay. I brought a small amount of the fabric that I've been using here at home and Nico went to work with it! Check out the top photo in full size...no pinlines and none necessary. unreal.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
I'm gonna go work on my bottom turn because Travers Adler's makes us all look real, real bad [on his first over chest-high surf with the 7'9 v.Bowls I lent him...FML].
Will Adler shot this particular one, and it's been anting my desktop for months now. Seriously, this is what I consider the most beautiful surfer setup/photog capture I've seen in recent memory. I'm absolutely floored every time I look at it.
Thank you good brothers, for making me a proud man!