Wednesday, May 21, 2008

noserider, eh...

...here's a Robert August Sabre "Modern Nose Riding Machine"...

...and here is the wax job which stops oh, I don't know, slightly before the nose. I guess good old Robert August finally found a way to make longboarding challenging. Other things Robert is famous for are The Endless Summer, narcing on Donald Takayama for smuggling stuff in surfboards, exploiting Tamarindo, Costa Rica and he is currently in the process of doing the same to Guatemala. From icon to ice hole.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

if its any consolation ,Tamarindo was pretty played out by the time the movie crews arrived.
I think noseriding is kinda boring,limits what you can do.I think the turn is the essence of surfing in the sense that it gives you the freedom to go anywhere on a wave.Maybe people should quit worrying about the front 12 inches of the board and maybe pay more attention to the back 12 inches.I like a little less foam in the nose for turning ease ,rather than a bunch of foam up front to hold my weight so i can stand on the nose. I like a lot of board ,cause I'm older than dirt,but I still like them to turn.
Ben Aipa style.

Anonymous said...

maybe he didn't think drug dealing was such a cool thing

Anonymous said...

Drugs are good, narcs will die of disease.

Jimmy "pusher man" Slade said...

I agree that the turn is possibly the most important aspect of surfing but to focus all your attention on only one half of a longboard seems limiting. To get the full experience Ive found noseriding necessary, if only to keep myself positioned in the pocket for a few more seconds. Theres nothing quite like some stylish tip time: ala Ians idol and surftech proponent, Joel Tudor. Bottom turn, stall, walk to the nose, and stand there.

Nice well written opinion though anonymous.

Was he smuggling marijuana, cocaine or heroin? Big difference between the three.

chaz said...

Doesn't look like it is being used as a noserider. Where's the nose wax?

Wait, a surfer in the 70's and 8's was involved with drugs? No way.