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Cast iron vs. Carbon Fiber…

It’s interesting how you approach possible solutions to problems given a bit of context and perspective. Case in point, in my search for a longer lasting better performing surfboard, I’ve turned to technology and manufacturing techniques to get me where I want to go. The antithesis to that is my strive to simplify my cooking […]

By • Aug 2nd, 2011 • Category: board construction

Latest board – Bamboo/carbon Floatey Fish

So my trusty old summer board was finally starting to show the effects of 5+ years of abuse. Pretty damn good run for poly 6/6/6 glassed board, but the electrical tape ding repair on the rails was becoming a loosing battle. After a good clean up for some ding repair I realized it was time […]

By • Jan 5th, 2011 • Category: board construction,

Bamboo veneer rocketfish

I recently replaced my ol’ reliable Neilson 6’0″ Rocketfish. I was stoked on the EPS/epoxy construction and how well it held up over the 4 years of abuse I put it through, but it was time to replace it while I could still get some resale value out of it and I was planning on […]

By • Aug 24th, 2009 • Category: board construction,

Stringerless EPS board

We’ve tried nearly every combination of board construction available from the average custom board builder -from standard polyurethane to Biofoam, Ice Nine, and EPS. Each material has its merits and drawbacks and each has its place depending on how you want your board to perform. Over the past couple years I’ve been dialing in a […]

By • Aug 6th, 2008 • Category: board construction

Quiver introspection

I’ve got a board rack in my garage that holds 6 boards. I figured that’s plenty of space, 6 boards should cover a solid range and would be considered a pretty solid quiver. Over time I’m amassing more and more boards, finally the past few weeks after having 3 boards in bags piled up on […]

By • May 26th, 2008 • Category: board construction,

Out surfing…

So we’ve been slacking a bit on content lately, but not without good reason. The biggest reason being the birth of my baby girl last week. All is good and we are stoked on the latest addition to the quiver. Dims: 19.5″ x 7 lb. 14 oz. Definitely a “small-wave” model, notice the adjustable, accelerated […]

By • May 5th, 2008 • Category: board construction,

Neilson Ice Nine Bonzer

I’ve had my Ice Nine Bonzer for a couple months now but we had a stretch of terrible waves. And then we got one of the best swells we’ve had all year and the night before my shaper dropped off a new stringerless EPS board that I’ve been waiting on for quite a while. So […]

By • Apr 21st, 2008 • Category: board construction

Come Again: green machine one year in

Today‚Äôs post is about longevity and the concept of quality in craftsmanship. There is an added benefit when acquiring a tool that is well made to last for years of use. That benefit is familiarity. When we use something over and over again, and it is a tool that by design fits our needs and […]

By • Apr 13th, 2008 • Category: board construction