Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Thanks for the advertising

Folly-palooza or however you spell it was last Saturday and the Piggly Wiggly Pig was working so hard to promote Piggly Wiggly we thought he could give us a little help as well. Thanks pig.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Australia gets a free pass...

 Maybe you have seen how proudly U.S. made boards display their patriotism, and in a world where overseas commerce has been (rightfully so) villainized, a patriotic display such as "Made In USA" can act as a selling point. I'm sure you are familiar with the no-popouts only American made boards ideal that many shops including our own have been a part of.

There does seem to be an exception to the overseas board ban, and that is Australia. But why do Australian boards count as U.S. made boards in the minds of so many. I can only guess that it is a result of Australia's similarities to the U.S. both culturally and economically. With no overworked underpaid laborers like those found in Thailand, Austalia gets a free pass.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Simple Luxury

Many wetsuits strive to be the stretchiest suit around, but Patagonia will be the first to tell you that they don't have the stretchiest suit. What they do have is an extremely quick drying and light suit. We carry the R3. This is a suit that is 3mm all the way through. It is lined with chlorine free merino wool, that's what that white stuff is. What that means for you is that the suit dries faster because the water doesn't stick to the wool and is lighter for the same reason. They aren't our least expensive suits and at $550 you wouldn't be crazy calling these expensive, however they are worth it. I have a chest zip R3 and it fits like a glove, and if anything it is too warm. I've had mine for about a year and as far as condition goes, it looks like new. I suspect you could get at the very least three seasons out of this suit. That means instead of buying a new mediocre suit every year for $200 that wears out by spring, you could have one extremely warm and comfortable suit for much much longer. Don't think of this suit as a 3/2, but instead think of it as a 4/3. A really warm 4/3. Come try one on.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Go Surf

Guess what, there's waves, and if you're not surfing right now you're probably at work. If you're not at work and you're not surfing, then you probably didn't know there are waves. You do now, go surf.