Thursday, March 04, 2010

just a plain old surfboard...

This is my 5'8" Pat Rawson Impala via ...Lost surfboards that I picked up yesterday when I was home sick from work (hehe). I have to admit, I was not too impressed when I picked it up. No fancy wings or crazy tail shape or chunnel bottom. No gimmicks at all. What was there to get excited about? Maybe a new swell and another sick day would get me excited enough to go down to Swami's, home of the grumpy locals, and test this piece out.
Well, 10 waves later, I can honestly say this board is no b*llshit. As much as I love my D.Diver, it's going to be hard to not ride this board . From wave #1 there were no surprises: it held in the critical (glass-on twin template + stabilizer) and came of the bottom like a bat out of hell. I might have done my best bottom to top turn combo ever on this board, and that was on my first wave. It kept feeling better and better, whether it was a 2-foot insider or a head-high set wave.

Like I said, no gimmicks, just a plain old surfboard that f*cking works. These are all shaped by Pat Rawson, a master craftsman and shaping legend. He comes over from Hawaii during the middle of every month to shape these boards so no intricacies are lost in translation. Get your order in now, the middle of the month will be here soon.

20 comments:

Thomas Brothers Production said...

you've got a quiver now.. what size is your dumpster driver?

I.R. said...

This is about the Impala, I'll answer your question on the DD post.

grumpy local said...

Told ya.

Glad you're getting some waves IR. We are experiencing the worst 3 month winter run I can remember.

Anonymous said...

what a dick...

Anonymous said...

...they say, as they look at their reflection..

Lost Boy said...

Ian, how does it compare to the Rocket and RNF? Since I know you've ridden those two models (especially the RNF) I value you opinion. One final question. How do you think it would work on our crappy at best, FB waves?

I.R. said...

I don't like the rocket, doesn't work for me. Love the round nose fish because its do dependable in everything. The Impala is meant for marginal surf, which means its perfect for Folly because the waves are usually marginal.

Old Kook said...

Hey I.R.,

What do you think about the Plank? You know what a unskilled fat ass I am, I've been looking at it...

O.K.

Anonymous said...

you should walk it kook...

I.R. said...

zinger!!!

Old Kook said...

oooo....I was burned....by another anonymous poster...oooo it hurts...

Anonymous said...

Mr. Kook, you're so brave to post with your real name...

F'n kook.

Old Kook said...

... are you really that bitter or is it just absolutely no sense of humor?

grumpy local said...

Someone must have been on restriction this weekend and sat home drinking haterade.

Though the "walk it kook" comment was funny, in a "scrub it kook" sorta way...the others..not so much.

Blown Off Shore said...

Im trying to find the dems on this board and i cant find them anywhere. Have any clue about where to find them. I have a 6'-0" rocket and like it a lot but this board is calling my name.

I.R. said...

I'm gonna say 6' x 20 1/2 x 2 5/8 or 3/4.

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Gemmy said...

It seems like a good board.