November 17, 2014

July 22, 2014

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July 8, 2014


Another view of vintage kauai quiver circa 1981… I love this tail shot of the deck lines and tail contours… The logos were all cut out of masking tape with an xacto knife and sprayed, even the little script stussy logos at the end of the ss cube boxes… I think it is safe to say all these years later that these boards look pretty fly, and I remember this was a great year for my boards on kauai, with some really good guys riding them… stoked


Kauai winter 1981 quiver with the first TRI-fin I ever shaped, a magic board by all accounts… Just coming off twins and singles, the three fins were a good addition to the world of surfing, obviously, but part of me missed the delicate dance of riding the twins in really good waves. The TRI was way more predictable and easy for more type of surfers to ride in more types of conditions… But, when a real twin guy, like MR or POTTS would connect it was pure dance with the ocean… In my humble opinion SIMON did not have the touch, finesse and feel to ride the twins properly, which led to him putting the third fin on to temper the ferrari-esque twin characteristics… But hey, that's just this old goats opinion, but I was way into it to say the least… oh yeah, that little purple and orange deck single in the back of photo was also a crazy good board, wonder where those things are?… also, i really think the lime railed and the pink railed singles look damn nice, even by todays standards, they had foam sandwiched handmade single fins made in my shaping room… 35 years ago, what a long strange trip it's been...

June 24, 2014

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March 18, 2014

MAY 7th 1980

Here is where my head was at on May 7/1980… Double bump swallow twin fin, fully sprayed and embellished with a graphic punch that seemed very fresh for the time… Equipment for the Modern Age seemed fitting at the time, and seems to still ring true today if you are not stuck in your past, sorting throughout your baggage that seems to build up as you go… Bust free of your own perimeters, grow and evolve…

February 15, 2014

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February 12, 2014


Check out this one wave of Travers Adler by Tyler Emmett at Rincon… Travers is on his 5'4" Broken Noses model, named for the obvious break of the nose on it's first day go out… But, fixed up the thing is a keeper says the maestro of the flow…