Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Do You Pee In Your Wetsuit?

I do, and recently thought everyone did. Well after some discussion at the shop I wanted to take a poll to find out how many other sick bastards are out there pissing on themselves. Voting is on the right.

(the picture is fake)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Channel Islands Motor Boat

Here is Rob tearing through the surf on his eco-friendly vegetable oil diesel engine motorboat. Why is he in such a hurry? To deliver new Channel Islands to Mckevlins...

...Like the new Motorboat. Described as a cross over between a biscuit and a Gravy, it looks a lot more like a cross between a Gravy and a  dumpster diver. Which is good news because the gravy needed a little more beef through the tail. The Dims on this particular Motorboat are 5'8" x 19 3/4" x 2 1/2.
(look, I know, but it is a Channel Islands. We already price them lower then CI's suggested retail.) 

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Have a Merry Christmas! (at home because the waves are flat)

While Ian surfs in head high bacteria ridden waste water, I was hoping for a little Christmas surf today. To my disappointment it is flat again. I guess I was bad. Oh well, there is always  next year. Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Mr. Hankey Would Go...

It's been a moist one over here, and no doubt the water quality isn't very good. But sometimes you have to weigh risk and reward and ask yourself "What would Mr. Hankey do?"

Well, Mr. Hankey went, and he even hooted me into a couple nice lefts. I think I still have a piece of him stuck in my ear.

Friday, December 17, 2010

New From Lost

You guys may have seen Slater with something like this in Quiksilver adds, well Lost saw it too and thought it was a good idea. They call it Twin Fusilage Technology. The idea is that the two stringers 13" apart through the middle of the board keep the board rigid under the surfer's body reducing unwanted flex from pumping down the line. The tail is stringerless to store energy under your back foot that snaps back for bursts of speed out of turns. The carbon fiber on the tail elongates the flex and strengthens the tail. The carbon fiber on the nose keeps it from snapping off when you're vertically slashing during low tide at the Washout.  

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Fins from Machado... of course there is some bamboo in them. It has been said that Rob even handpicked the bamboo for these fins from his time drifting around the jungles of Melali. Then he used eco-whiteout to hand sign each center fin from the set after drawing a wing on the side fins.

The carbon fiber on the base of the fin is for drive. The bamboo stores energy by flexing into turns and then straightening out to give you more speed when coming out of the turn. The side fins are similar to the EA template from Future with Vector II concave. The slightly smaller rear similar to the F4 template. Come by the shop and check them out just in time for the holidays.*

*Political Correctness (if anyone cares*)
*(they don't)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Where Hipsters Come From

Here is a video from the Lost website I thought was funny. (You will too if you know people like this*.) 

*half of CofC (seriously, have you been downtown lately?)

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Folly Film Friday (actually Thursday, but who doesn't love alliteration)

If you saw the most recent Lines news letter (how could you not have) then you probably know about the surf movie coming out in March featuring the best of Folly from the end of last summer. While March may seem like months away... a little taste of Earl, Nicole, and more to alleviate your hunger will be available Thursday (12/9). You can find it at the Thomas Bros. Blog here.